Hiking and Picnicking
The State Park has created three designated hiking trails -- the Indian Nature Trail, the Dorn Trail, and the Kelsey Creek Trail. Docent-led walks are as advertised throughout the year and vary with the season, with focus on the changing flora and fauna in the park. To check the hiking schedule, please call 707-279-4293.
A guide to the posted trail can be obtained at the entrance kiosk or the trail head.
The Dorn Trail -- Guided interpretive hikes are given on the 2.5-mile Dorn nature trail, which illustrates occurrences during the historical Indian settlement of the area and the natural features that occur today throughout the area.
The Kelsey Creek Trail -- This unique boardwalk trail is a riparian trail following the shoreline on Cole Creek, Old Kelsey Creek, and the lakeshore. From this ADA-accessible trail you can see otters, Western Pond Turtles, muscrats, and a large variety of birds. The trail is also a popular fishing access point.
Those picnicking or hiking for the day can park at the boat launch parking lot or at the swim beach parking lot. There are picnic tables and barbeques located throughout the boat launch picnic area. There are limited picnic tables at the swim beach, four of which are ADA accessible.
Groups of up to 200 persons can reserve this facility by contacting the park directly. The group site includes two large barbecues, water, electricity, and night lighting on request. For reservations, please call 707-279-4293.
the Fees Schedule
for day use fees.