Van Damme State Park in Little River, California
Van Damme Beach State Park is located at the mouth of Little River in the small town of Little River. In addition to having an excellent beach in a semi-protected cove, this state park has several camping areas to accommodate over 70 car and tent campers. It also has ten miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers that meander up Fern Canyon and all across the Spring Ranch Property with access to the ocean bluffs. The upper inland terrace of the park is home to a rare Pygmy Forest. Cyclists can ride the paved road that follows the Little River up-canyon.
The day-use parking area is right on the beach at a bend in Highway 1. The Little River Golf Course is across the highway and many lodging options are available if you’d like to stay here for a coastal getaway weekend to the Mendocino Coast. For added adventure, Kayak Mendocindo launches SUPs and kayaking tours to sea caves and the Albion River which start right at Van Damme Beach. Nearby is the Little River Blowhole which shouldn’t be missed since you are so close.
8001 Highway 1
Little River, CA 95456
- Park Name
- Van Damme State Park
- State Park
- Other Names
- Van Damme Beach
- Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Biking, Scuba Diving, Abalone Diving, Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
- Trails, Campground, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, Rentals
- Pet Policy
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Free parking, fee for camping