Mendocino County Coast Admiral William Standley  State Recreation Area *SRA

 
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area, Calif.--Are you looking for a beach vacation with local hotels in and around the Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area? Mendocino Coast's most populous areas with hotels include Fort Bragg and the town of Mendocino. You will discover several California beach hotels with ocean views, and a mix of coastal hotels with beach-close offerings. Look for hotels in Fort Bragg, Mendocino and Willits, to name a few.

Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area is at an elevation of 1,700 feet in the Coastal Range. It is located near the headwaters of the south fork of the Eel River and is open from around 8 a.m. to sunset.  The park features redwoods and is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead fishing. The area is also a favorite place for hikers and picnickers. Hiking Trails. The Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area is a state recreation area located north of the city of Santa Rosa, California, on the Eel River in Mendocino County. The park features 45 acres (180,000 m²) of redwoods and is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead fishing. The area is also a favorite place for hikers and picnickers.

The park lines both sides of the road which is often muddy and impassable after storms. Part of the Coastal Range of redwoods, theree's a stand of virgin coastal redwoods mixed with Douglas fir trees and a dense brush of rhododendron, tanoak, fern, huckleberry and all available for exploring in undeveloped trails. The park is not very big--about 45 acres, but makes for a nice road stop when driving long distances.

Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area is named for Admiral William Standley, a former fleet commander and member of the commission appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to investigate the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The park is North of Willits, 14 miles west of Laytonville on Branscomb Road.
Westport, CA. Weather can be nice and sunny, foggy or cloudy, warm or cool. The fog can drift in quickly. Bring a jacket, definitely.

The park is north of Santa Rosa, 14 miles west of Laytonville on Branscomb Road. Westport, CA
See chart for nearby ocean and beach water temperatures

 

Mendocino State Parks & Beaches List:

 
Admiral William Standley (State Recreation Area)
Caspar Headlands (State Natural Reserve)
Caspar Headlands (State Beach) Mendocino
Greenwood (State Beach) Mendocino
Hendy Woods (State Park) Mendocino - You can book a campsite reservation for Hendy Woods State Park
Jug Handle (State Natural Reserve) Mendocino
MacKerricher (State Park) Mendocino - campsite reservation for MacKerricher State Park available
Mailliard Redwoods (State Natural Reserve) Mendocino V
Manchester (State Park) Mendocino - Campsites reservation for Manchester State Park
Mendocino Headlands (State Park) Mendocino
Mendocino Woodlands (State Park) Mendocino
Montgomery Woods (State Natural Reserve) Mendocino
Navarro River Redwoods (State Park) Mendocino
Point Cabrillo Light Station (State Historic Park) Mendocino
Reynolds (Wayside Campground) Mendocino
Russian Gulch (State Park) Mendocino - has campsite & reservation for Russian Gulch State Parks
Schooner Gulch (State Beach) Mendocino
Sinkyone Wilderness (State Park) Mendocino
Smithe Redwoods (State Natural Reserve) Mendocino
Standish-Hickey (State Recreation Area) Mendocino - Campsites are available by reservation for Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Van Damme (State Park) Mendocino - Campsite reservation for Van Damme State Park available
Westport-Union Landing (State Beach) Mendocino

 

 


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