Mendocino County
MacKerricher State Park

For several millenia before the coming of the European MacKerricher State Park was home to native American people. When the first Europeans began arriving in the area several different groups used the land and its resources. Primary among these was the Northern Pomo and the Coast Yuki, but the area was so rich that other groups were permitted to visit and harvest seaweed, shellfish, acorns, berries, roots and other foods. If you have time to walk the Haul Road you will find shell mounds from these days.

little river

The park is named after Duncan MacKerricher who moved to this area from Canada in 1865. (For more information on this early pioneer please see the Cleone link.) In 1949 Mr. MacKerricher's heirs sold the property that is today the MacKerricher State Park to the State of California.

MacKerricher State park, Mendocino County, California

MacKerricher State park, Mendocino County, California

MacKerricher State park, Mendocino County, California

MacKerricher State park, Mendocino County, California

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