Gualala Point Regional Park

Sonoma Coast + Napa Area, California

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Gualala Point Regional Park

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  • The visitor center at Gulala Point Regional Park houses nature exhibits and provides information about the area.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • The Gualala River estuary forms the northern border of the park.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Regional Park.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • The Bluff Top Trail in Gualala Point River Park.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Looking south from the Bluff Top Trail.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis) along Gualala Point Regional Park's shoreline.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • The Bluff Top Trail winds along Whale Watch Point.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Regonal Park.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Regional Park includes Gualala Point Beach, which is immediately to the north.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Picnic area above Gualala Point Beach.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Regional Park.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point seen from the north.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Campground.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Campground.- Gualala Point Regional Park
  • - Gualala Point Regional Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Access to coastline in otherwise private area. Whale watching.
Cons: 
Can get windy.
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Region:
Sonoma Coast + Napa Area, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Parking
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Encompassing 195 acres on the south side of the Gualala River estuary, Gualala Point Regional Park is a worthy side stop for both the casual and committed nature enthusiast. Bordered by ocean, beach, river, and coastal forest, the park offers a diversity of ecosystems to explore. Depending on the time of year, is also a great lookout for spotting whales as they migrate along the northern California coast. 

A network of trails explores bluff tops, meadows, and the aptly named Whale Watch Point in addition to providing access to Gualala Point Beach and the river estuary. The beach forms a barrier to the Gualala River for much of the year until winter storms and heavy rain increase flow and break through the sand that spills out to the ocean.

Gualala Point Regional Park includes a visitor center with rotating nature exhibits and a campground, and it is also a popular access point for river recreation activities including kayaking, stand-up paddling, and catch-and-release fishing.

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