Russian Gulch State Park


2 miles north of Mendocino

(707) 937-5804



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Recreational Activities

Russian Gulch offers camping, diving, and fishing, but some services may be reduced or eliminated at this time. The campground is currently open. Reserve at ReserveCalifornia.


General Info

Two miles north of Mendocino, Russian Gulch State Park spans nearly 1.5 miles of ocean frontage that bloom with wildflowers in the spring. The park’s most famous feature, Devil’s Punchbowl, formed when pounding waves forged an inland tunnel and left a hole 100 feet across and 60 feet deep. Boiling waves crash around the cave’s interior, producing a reverberant echo. The Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge rises gracefully 100 feet from the bottom of the gulch.

As of June 2017, Russian Gulch now has an electric vehicle charging station.