In large and small ways, the efforts of the Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) enrich and expand the visitor experience at California State Parks in Mendocino County, and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

MAPA provides exhibits in the park visitor centers, improvements to trails, renovation and restoration projects, special events, and a commitment to keeping parks open, thriving and accessible.


The Parks We Support

Mendocino Headlands State Park: a pristine stretch of coastline with trails along the majestic bluffs (more)

Standish-Hickey SRA: over 1000 acres of park lands with two miles of river frontage and lots of recreational options, including camping, boating, and fishing (more)

Van Damme State Park: rich in historical resources, this park includes beach, the Fern Canyon trail system, and the Pygmy Forest (more)

Greenwood State Beach: located by the charming village of Elk, offering beach access with beautiful ocean views (more)

MacKerricher State Park: headlands, bluffs, dunes, wetlands and forests, this park offers tide pools, a view of seal habitat, and a wheelchair accessiuble nature trail (more)


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