Richardson Grove State Park


Richardson Grove State Park

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caption = Redwoods tower over the Eel River on either bank.
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location = California, USA
nearest_city = Fortuna
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area = 1,500 acres
established = 1922
governing_body = California Department of Parks and Recreation

Richardson Grove State Park is located at the southernmost border of Humboldt County, convert|75|mi|km south of Eureka, California, United States, and convert|200|mi|km north of San Francisco. The year-round park, which has approximately convert|2000|acre|km2, straddles US 101, causing the narrowest point of its entire distance. Said to have the 9th largest tree of all remaining Coast Redwoods, it is known for swimming on the Eel River and day use in addition to 159 campsites. [cite web | url=http://www.humboldtredwoods.org/images/richardsongrove.pdf| title=Richardson Grove State Park| publisher=Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association| date=2002 | accessdate=2007-09-24]

The park is named after Friend Richardson, the 25th Governor of California between 1923 to 1927. [cite web | url=http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=422| title=Richardson Grove State Park| publisher=California State Parks| date=2007 | accessdate=2007-09-24]

References

External links

* [http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=422 Official Website for Richardson Grove State Park]
* [http://www.humboldtredwoods.org/richardsongroveoverview.htm Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association: Richardson Grove State Park Overview]


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