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Rancho del Oso – Big Basin State Park/Waddell Beach

3600 Hwy One
Davenport, CA 95017

Hours of Operation
  • Park Hours: 8 am - SunsetNature and History Center Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-4 pm
Type of Activity
  • Beaches
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Watch

Waddell Beach attracts surfers, kite and windsurfers, tide pool explorers and families. Rancho Del Oso offers biking, hiking, trail camps, horseback riding and camp, waterfalls, guided family activities and a great Nature Center. Free parking. Sorry, no dogs!

*Please note, the Rancho Del Oso Unit is temporarily closed due to 2020 CZU August Lightning Complex Fire damage.

Info Last Updated
  • 01-01-1970

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