Point Arena-Stornetta Unit

Effective Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the BLM Ukiah Field Office issued an updated Fire Prevention Order due to increased wildland fire danger. For specific questions, please contact the Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000. Fire Prevention Order

State of California campfire permits are available for free at all BLM, USFS and CAL FIRE offices or at https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/campfire-safety/

Celebrate with us!

The Bureau of Land Management would like to invite the public to “Celebrate the Coast,” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sat. May 18, at Point Arena. This event marks the 10-year anniversary of the inclusion of the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit to the California Coastal National Monument. The event is free to the public and activities will be happening along the coastal trail between City Hall and the Lighthouse. Mendocino College Field Station, found along the trail, will be offering an open house.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. at Point Arena City Hall, 451 School Street, Point Arena, CA. A shuttle will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing participants to walk the entirety of the five-mile trail in one direction and get a ride back to their vehicle. More details can be found in the “Celebrate the Coast” flyer.

For more information, call 707-468-4000



Situated along the rugged Mendocino County coastline adjacent to the town of Point Arena, the Point Arena-Stornetta unit offers spectacular views of coastal bluffs, sea arches, the estuary of the Garcia River and sandy beaches and dunes with eight miles of marked paths.

Download a map and guide for your visit



Trail Alert: The coastal trail is subject to erosion and may not be passable. Please watch for caution signs and call or email the Ukiah Field Office for current trail conditions.

Point Arena-Stornetta unit of the California Coastal National Monument

Open for day use only; no motorized vehicles or hang gliding; dogs must be on leash.

Point Arena -Stornetta Unit is administered by BLM's Ukiah Field Office and is part of the California Coastal National Monument which provides unique coastal habitat for marine-dependent wildlife and vegetation on more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs and pinnacles along the California coastline, as well as 7,924 acres of public land in six onshore locations.



Point Arena-Stornetta unit of the California Coastal National Monument

The Unit is home to nine special status species, including plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, fish and insects. Commonly seen marine animals include harbor seals seen loafing on the rocks and migrating gray whales.



Point Arena-Stornetta
Point Arena-Stornetta

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Light House Road
Point Arena

Geographic Coordinates

38.9111617, -123.736684


From San Francisco

Follow US-101 to W Railroad Ave in Sonoma County. Take exit 479 from US-101(42.9 mi). Take Roblar Rd and Valley Ford Rd to CA-1 N (14.1 mi). Valley Ford Rd turns slightly left and becomes CA-1 N (70.1 mi). Turn left onto Light House Rd.


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