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About 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
Other Names
Van Damme Beach
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking, fee for camping
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Biking, Scuba Diving, Abalone Diving, Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Trails, Campground, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, Rentals
Map of Van Damme State Park
Fort Bragg, US
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Nearby Beaches

Little River Blowhole

0.4 miles away

The Little River Blowhole is a natural feature near the shoreline in Little River, CA. The waves from the...

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Spring Ranch Property

0.7 miles away

The Spring Ranch Property is a little-known gem in Van Damme State Park. It’s a great place to get outside...

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Big River Beach

1.8 miles away

Big River Beach is at the spot where Big River flows into the Pacific Ocean just south of the...

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Nearby Lodging


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