Wildlife Dune Area
Location: Tolowa Dunes State Park, Del Norte County, CA
Miles: 2.5 miles
Duration: 1 hour
Users: Dog friendly, horses and mountain bikes permitted
Features: kid-friendly, beach/shore, Pelican Bay Sand Dunes
The 5,000-acre Tolowa Dunes State Park can be found in California State Park located in Del Norte County. The recent Native Americans who occupy the area are the Tolowa people.
This Wildlife Dune Area is a forest and a freshwater pond complex. Recreational activities are 27 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Appreciate the 11 miles of open beach and underdeveloped shoreline by overnight walk-in or equestrian camping. There is a ride-in horse camp and six walk-in sites for basic amenities available for campers at two primitive campgrounds.
Activities such as kayaking and canoeing on Lake Earl Coastal Lagoon and Dead Lake are available. There are bird watching programs, native plant and mushroom identification field seminars if you and your group are interested.
At the beach, you can go surfing, fishing, beachcombing, and bird watching. At park tails, you can go for a hike, bicycling, or horseback riding.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Walk your dog
You can walk your dog because some trails allow pets in a six-foot leash.
2) Go bicycling with friends
Take your mountain bike with you for a good exercise while you appreciate nature around you.
3) Bring a fishing rod
For a quiet family activity, you can go to the Smith River to fish salmon and steelhead. Stay prepared by bringing a bug-proof fishing hat to get the best experience.