Mendocino Headlands State Park-Big River Property
Mendocino Headlands State Park began operation in 1974. In 2002 the Big River wetlands was added to the park creating a 7,400-acre wildlife corridor which links diverse coastal and inland habitats into the largest piece of connected public land entirely within Mendocino County.
The Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State park consists of 7,334 acres (30 km 2) of land along the banks of the Big River, south of Mendocino. It includes 1500 acres (6 km 2) of wetlands and the longest undeveloped estuary in Northern California.
The Mendocino Headlands State Park is a 347-acre park that surrounds the village of Mendocino. With spectacular trails and nearby amenities, it’s no wonder it is such a popular destination. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, because whales and birds can be seen throughout the year.