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Russian Gulch State Park, CA

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Russian Gulch SP is located just north of Mendocino CA on Hwy 1. It offers 30 sites, all without hookups. The CG struck us as slightly rundown - the grass needed mowing and the camp host looked like a permanent resident.

707-937-5804

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No problem getting a site this visit - we had a choice of every site but one, which had a reserved sign on it. The campground is down a deep gully, so sunshine is somewhat limited. In an attempt to maximize what remained of the day's sun, we chose site 12.

Date of visit: Apr 2008

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All the sites here are rather small. In fact, there is a vehicle length limit of 24' - our 23.5 Lazy Daze just made it. This is site 9, really a tent site.

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Site 8 is a bit larger, as is site 3.

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Site 2.

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Site 13 is fairly large and bright.

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Site 16 could probably handle a slightly larger rig - it's really just a pull-off on the side of the road.

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There are two bathrooms in the campground - this one just contains 4 toilet and sink rooms, no showers.

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This newer bathhouse also has hot showers - $.50 for 3 minutes.

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An interesting geologic feature at Russian Gulch SP is the Blow Hole. Pounding waves forged an inland tunnel, leaving a hole 100' across and 60' deep. Waves enter from the ocean about 150' away and echo as they break around the caves interior.

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The left opening is the tunnel into the Blow Hole.

Amenities

30 sites, no hookups, 24' limit

No dump station available

Fee showers

No Verizon service

Rates: -$20 ($2 Senior Discount)

Coord: 39.330655 N, 123.805467 W

Nearby activities/attractions

The Blow Hole

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Mendocino Headlands SP

Hiking

 

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