Stornetta Public Lands
Point Arena, California
Local Phone: (707) 468-4000
The 1,132 acre Stornetta Public Lands are located along the Mendocino County coast just north of Point Arena. They encompass two-plus miles of coastline, the estuary of the Garcia River and adjacent beach, and a small island accessible during low tide. Stornetta borders the Pacific Ocean and the historic Point Arena Lighthouse on the west. Manchester State Park is on the north, Highway 1 and Windy Hollow County Road on the east.
Under interim management rules, people can use the area for daytime activities including hiking, picnicking, nature photography, and wildlife watching. Dogs are allowed, but once a final management plan is adopted, motor vehicles, bicycles, horses and overnight camping will be prohibited.
Parking is permitted along Lighthouse Road at pull-outs. Portable toilets are provided. No water is available. Parking is available at the end of Miner Hole Road; however, the road is currently in need of maintenance and is overgrown.
CAUTION! The Stornetta coastal area contains many hazards including sink holes and unstable cliffs. Offshore rocks that are accessible at low tide can be under water at high tide.
• Please keep your dog leashed or under voice control and remember to pick up and properly dispose of any waste.
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