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Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

8420-8600 California 53

The Park at this time of year is beautiful.  The colors of autumn at the Park are wonderful shades of cream, yellow, brown and green – interspersed with the startling color of small yellow sunflowers, periwinkle chicory, white ground “morning glories” or the fluffy white airiness of California Milkweed seeds and many California Wild Rose “hips” – most are still a lovely red and a very attractive food for many birds and mammals.   Most of the blackberries are drying and shriveling up but they are still interesting to birds and wildlife.  The wild grapes that grow are ripening, and bunches are hanging from vines in trees.  Mistletoe berries are ripening too.  


Julie Mickens

Monday, April 23, 2018
Weekday parking situation. Can only park on the overbuilt street off the highway, where there is NO MARKED SHOULDER or even a sign saying it's ok to park on the street. Neither parking in the park's lot nor along the park's own entrance road/driveway is allowed. The drivers on Anderson Marsh Parkway are not particularly attentive as they careen 30+ mph down the overly wide -- yet curving -- road. Even the public transit mini-bus driver was speeding (and not positioning his vehicle's path to avoid parked cars). If park administration wants to keep people away from the barnyard buildings when they aren't staffed, fine, build a fence and gate close to the buildings and lock it when unattended. I was there for the trails anyway. But having no sign where to park (so that I was constantly worried about getting towed while parked on Anderson Valley Parkway), or even a simple white line marking the shoulder made for a stressful, unwelcoming experience. The current situation gives the impression that the park is closed on weekdays and that visitors are unwelcome M-F.

Cindy Halderman

Friday, June 15, 2018
It is beautiful but I haven't been there in a very long time.

Andrew McBride

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Lots of history about what it means to lake county. Also the house its cool looking and lots of educational stuff there. Great for a nice family day trip. I recomend go in mid spring before it gets super hot and after the rain season stops that's when its most beautiful.

Ray Sikes

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Nice place to take a walk on cache creek, just be aware of the ticks after you leave the boardwalk!


Saturday, June 30, 2018
Good place to go for a walk. Very interesting history.

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