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Fort Bragg, California

MacKerricher State Park

Fort Bragg, California


24100 Mackerricher Park Rd
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-9112

Sites: 142
Recent Rate: $35 4/2016

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Latitude: 39.4932207
Longitude: -123.7936268
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

CA state park on the ocean. 10 miles of ocean access. Dry camping. Pet friendly. Older comfortable park. Fresh water lake for bass fishing. Board walk to observation point for seal and whale watching. Biking trail to Fort Bragg. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this was a nice "older" park with a great beach. The access roads are tight with lots of overhead branches, and the restroom facilities are overloaded (too many sites without enough bathrooms) and they weren't very clean. The trash bins were overflowing.

The campsites were nice (but short) and had decent privacy between them but mine was situated at a 90 degree turnout off of a VERY narrow road.

Overall, it's a nice place but it's way overpriced for a no facility campground, this is boondocking with a flush toilet and shower (if you wanna wait for it).

I can stay in a lakefront Corps Of Engineers park with full hookups for HALF of what this costs. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Gorgeous setting on a wild shoreline. While the front gate ranger was militant about dog rules we didn't have any problems with our beasts. The sites are spacious and private due to thick brush between sites. Sites are gravel/grass parking. This is a must do place to stay and explore if your in the area. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
134
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for the coons!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Though not a "Big Rig" rated campground, we talked to someone at headquarters who said she knew the park well and advised us that there may be a couple spots that could accommodate our 38' rig. When we called the actual campground the day we were arriving to confirm that there might be a spot or two he said "no way". Since we had a back up plan in Fort Bragg, we disconnected our tow outside the park and drove the car around. Being October, it was first come first served. We found a HUGE Site (#81) that backed to the dunes leading to the beach. Probably could even fit a larger rig than ours. Site was far from level, so it required lots of blocks but it worked out well. Park is nice - beach is beautiful. The boardwalk on the south end is a must see adventure all of it's own (no day use fee if you camp elsewhere, so visit the park even if you stay here or nearby). Weak but usable AT&T Signal. No local TV or Satellite. Nice, but biggest issue is with all CA State parks - a little pricey to have no hookups and the restricted generator hours (10 AM - 8 PM). If you wake up cold and battery is low, you have to freeze until 10 AM! We moved to a beautiful private campground in Fort Bragg after a couple nights and the net cost is about the same for full hook-ups as the State Park plus running the generator for a few hours each day. There were at least a total of 2-3 sights in campground that would fit a 38 footer. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older state park with many low branches, tight turns, and short, dirt sites. The site length descriptions are accurate and each parking space is surrounded by railroad ties sunk vertically into the ground and rising about 30 inches, so if you're longer than your site and hoping to extend past the back end, I'd call first to ensure you fit. The beach access and views were wonderful. Since we use a 38' fifth wheel, we probably won't be back, but if we had a smaller rig, we would definitely return. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great campground with fairly large sites in a forest next to the beach. Access was easy with our 22' trailer. Was very quiet at night. It is a very short walk to an endless huge beach. Pretty good for dogs, although they must be kept on leash everywhere, including on the beach. The skunks come out at night, so keep an eye out for them while hanging around the fire pit. A bright flashlight will scare them away. Can't wait to go back. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to camp and enjoy the area. The rest rooms and showers are inadequate for the number of campers and lack of staff does not help. The nightly rate reflects the senior discount. We really do like this park, and will return, unless the price continues to go up. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park and campground. State parks has let maintenance on this park go down, though. The boardwalk around Lake Cleone has been broken and off-limits for over three years now, but a "much needed" (?) restroom near the beach (there is another about 150 yards away at Lake Cleone) was in high priority this last June 2011. In such high priority that the entire beach parking lot and headlands boardwalk was closed off during our entire week stay. Overall, a good campground to stay at, but state parks leave something to be desired as far as maintenance, planning, etc. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a site close to the ocean beach. However, sites are very old and not well maintained. Tables and grills are deteriorating. Very nice and clean shower/restroom. No hookups: typical for California State Parks. Very little funding so the facilities are deteriorating. Nice boardwalk nearby to ocean. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest state park on the north coast for RV's. It's a little tight for the mega monster RV's but some sites will accommodate any sized rig. (Just watch the tree branches in some sites.) Great hiking and biking trails everywhere with incredible coastal access. Nice hosts and (most) of the rangers are friendly and helpful. Budget cuts are affecting all state parks with some areas of MacKerricher being closed to the public. Hopefully things will improve. $35 a night is a little steep for a site with no hook ups but it's sure nice to be so close to the ocean. Will stay here again! We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The setting- awesome. The staff was very friendly. The park, on the other hand, is not really a good place for a big rig. First try was so off level my bottom step was 30" off the ground. Second try my front end stuck out into the road (the spot was rated for my length). Third try we went in nose first at an angle, but had no level place to set up the chairs. For $35 a night it wasn't worth it. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 364
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice well maintained State Park. The sites are large, and all are back in. A boardwalk takes you out to the ocean with spectacular views of the rocky coast line, and a tide pool area for exploring. Sites had fire pits and picnic tables. Lots of room to ride bikes. Highly recommended! We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, beautiful views of the ocean, treed sites, nice boardwalks and trails, cool whale skeleton. We stayed midweek in late May and the campground was full of school groups but our site was far enough away that it wasn't too noisy. The bathrooms aren't big enough for the number of people it gets, so they were dirty most of the time, but at least the water was hot. The bathhouses in the beach parks along CA-1 in Southern California were much bigger and nicer. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

MacKerricher State Park offers a beautiful area, but the campground has facilities which leave much to be desired. We camped here during the Thanksgiving week and encountered loud, obnoxious campers, filthy showers and bathrooms, group campers in non-group areas, and no rangers to assist with loud music, dogs running loose, and screaming children. We will never camp here again during the summer season, or during the holiday times. It's just not worth the aggravation, since the park service doesn't care to monitor the park for those of us who wish to enjoy staying at the coast. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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