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Van Damme State Park is 3 miles south of Mendocino, 18 miles south of Mackerricher State Park, 150 miles north of San Francisco.

Van Damme State Park consists of 1,831 acres of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast. The park features the lush Fern Canyon scenic trail system; the Pygmy Forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall, and the bog, or Cabbage Patch, where skunk cabbage grows in abundance. The park's ten miles of trail go along the fern-carpeted canyon of Little River. A paved road is used by joggers and bicyclists. The beach is popular with abalone divers.

Of all the park system's units along the Mendocino coast, Van Damme is perhaps the richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry. Its story is a prime example of the struggles and eventual failures of a small, independent lumber operation.

Have your own site but still want to be in on the group fun?  We will still need some forms and a participation fee.

If you are not camping on
HSC's site and you or you children will be spending any time at our group site, please complete the pre-registration form. When you pre-register, indicate your camp site number in the space for car license plate.  Once you have completed the pre-registration form, you will be asked to complete the Liability and Anti-Bullying forms and pay the $25 per family participation fee.

Instructions for filing the forms and paying the $25 fee will be sent to you after you pre-register and indicate you will be in an individual site.

Visiting for a day-
We love to have you! Please let the Host or the Camp Coordinator know and we will explain to you how to complete your required forms online before your visit.  No fee required.

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                                   July 31-August 3, 2014