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Gualala Point Regional Park

42401 Coast Highway 1, Gualala
  • Accessible Areas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area

2021 Crab Season: Changes are in place for the 2021 Recreational Dungeness Crab Season, which opens on Nov. 6, 2021: The use of standard crab traps is temporarily prohibited between the Sonoma-Mendocino County line and Lopez Point on the Big Sur Coast, under newly established state regulations. Hoop nets and snares are still OK.

Camping: Campground reservations are required. First-come, first-served sites are not available and same-day, drop-in camping is not allowed. Visitor center is open on weekends. 

  • When: January 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

    Gualala Point Regional Park
    Grab binoculars and a warm coat to go out and observe the annual whale migration passing through ocean waters just off the Sonoma Coast. This 2-mile, round-trip hike begins at the Gualala Point visitor’s center and continues towards the bluffs where we will try to spot spouts, tails, and breeching whales as well as pelagic birds and other fascinating coastal creatures!

  • When: January 22, 2022 from 1:30 3:00 PM

    Gualala Point Regional Park
    Grab binoculars and a warm coat to go out and observe the annual whale migration passing through ocean waters just off the Sonoma Coast. This 2-mile, round-trip hike begins at the Gualala Point visitor’s center and continues towards the bluffs where we will try to spot spouts, tails, and breeching whales as well as pelagic birds and other fascinating coastal creatures!

  • When: February 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

    Gualala Point Regional Park
    Grab binoculars and a warm coat to go out and observe the annual whale migration passing through ocean waters just off the Sonoma Coast. This 2-mile, round-trip hike begins at the Gualala Point visitor’s center and continues towards the bluffs where we will try to spot spouts, tails, and breeching whales as well as pelagic birds and other fascinating coastal creatures!

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This oceanfront park in the northwest corner of Sonoma County borders the Gualala River and Mendocino County. Located on both sides of Highway 1, the park features an expansive beach and estuary, where the river meets the sea, and a small, forested campground along the river. Trails connect the beach and campground to coastal bluffs and to The Sea Ranch community just to the south. 

The park is popular with day hikers, beachcombers, picnickers, birders and whale-watchers, yet is rarely crowded. A visitors center is open most weekends and includes information on North Coast history, Native Americans, the Gualala River, and the marine environment. Seasonal fishing is available on the Gualala River.

Camping

Gualala Point Regional Park features a small campground set among the Gualala River redwoods on the east side of Highway 1.

Serge Posts

The ceremonial posts in the meadow at Gualala Point Regional Park were created by wood carvers from the Sakha Republic in far northeastern Russia. 

Trails

Gualala Point Regional Park offers 2.9 miles of trails along coastal bluffs and above the Gualala River.

Accessibility

Paved, wheelchair accessible trails and accessible camping area. All-terrain wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Onsite park staff will assist with the check-out/check-in process.

Park Information

Address

Gualala Point Regional Park

42401 Coast Highway 1
Gualala, CA 95445
38.75912194, -123.5231194

Parking
$7 or free for members 

Hours

Summer: 6 AM to sunset
Winter: 8 AM to sunset

Dogs
Allowed on leash 

Reserve a campsite

Maps