Robert Louis Stevenson State Park


Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is a California state park, located in Sonoma and Napa Counties. The park offers a convert|5|mi|km|0|adj=on hike to the summit of Mount Saint Helena from which one can see much of the Bay Area. On clear days it is possible to see the peak of Mount Shasta, convert|192|mi|km|-1 distant.

The park is named after Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped". In 1880, Stevenson and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne spent their honeymoon living in a cabin at a played out mine on the mountain along with Fanny's son Lloyd Osbourne. Although nothing remains of the cabin, the site is identified on the trail to the summit. Stevenson's book "Silverado Squatters" contains stories he wrote about his experiences during his visit to the area.

The area features rough terrain, with evergreen forests in the canyons on north-facing slopes and chaparral on the south-facing slopes.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is located off State Route 29 between Calistoga and Middletown. The park is registered as California Historical Landmark #710.

External links

* [http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=472 Robert Louis Stevenson State Park web site]
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