Fodor's Expert Review Van Damme State Park

Little River Park (National/State/Provincial)

Best known for its quiet beach, a prime diving spot, this park is also popular with day hikers. A ¼-mile stroll on a boardwalk leads to the bizarre Pygmy Forest, where acidic soil and poor drainage have produced mature cypress and pine trees that are no taller than a person. For more of a challenge, hike the moderate 4¼-mile Pygmy Forest and Fern Canyon Loop past the forest and sword ferns that grow as tall as 4 feet. The visitor center has displays on ocean life and the historical significance of the redwood lumber industry along the coast.

Park (National/State/Provincial)

Quick Facts

Little River, California  95456, USA

707-937–5804

www.parks.ca.gov

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $8 per vehicle, walk-ins free (park at beach)

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