Location Name - Jug Handle State Natural Reserve (SNR)
45100 Caspar Frontage Rd
and Jefferson Way
Caspar, CA 95420

county: Mendocino
Region: *Northern
Location ID: 7620

707.937.5804

Website:
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve webpage
Park Brochure
http://www.mendoparks.org/jug-handle-state-natural-reserve

 
Categories:
NATURAL LANDSCAPES / PARKS - [General]
NATURAL LANDSCAPES / PARKS - Forests / Woodlands
NATURAL LANDSCAPES / PARKS - Open Terrain / Scenic Vistas
NATURAL LANDSCAPES / PARKS - State Parks
TRANSPORTATION - [General]
TRANSPORTATION - Bridges
WATER & COASTAL AREAS - [General]
WATER & COASTAL AREAS - Beaches / Coastline

Tags/Keywords: Coastal, Plateau, Wilderness, Anytown USA / Anywhere USA, Parking - Flat Surface Parking, Public Restrooms, Staircases - Exterior Staircases, Stream / Creek, Tree Canopy / Tree Tunnel, Trails

Description:
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve is located on the Mendocino coast. The park features a 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail called The Ecological Staircase which explores five wave-cut terraces formed by glacier, sea and tectonic activity that built the coast range. Each of the terraces was uplifted from sea level about 100,000 years before the one below it. Plants on each terrace represent a more advanced stage in succession, indicating what the previous, next lower terrace may look like in 100,000 years. The lowest terrace consists of prairie; the second is covered with pines; the third supports a unique pigmy forest with knee-high trees possibly several decades old.

Site Condition:
The headlands area of Jug Handle SNR, located just north of the Jug Handle Beach, offers trails through mainly wild grassy terrain with open scenic views of the ocean.

General Notes:
Updated: 05/10/12 cjm, 6/30/2015 ca, 10/23/2015 lb, 1/20/2016 lb, 3/2/16 gb, 6/18/18 kl / 8.20.2018 sd / 12.28.2018 lm

Jurisdictions::
CALIFORNIA FILM COMMISSION - CFC, MENDOCINO COUNTY FILM COMMISSION - FLICS

Within 30-Mile Zone: N

State Property: Yes

Closed/Vacant: No

GPS:
Source: Google Maps (interactive), X Coordinate: 39.3777801, Y Coordinate: -123.8136341

Contact:
Weisberg, Tracy *
Supervising State Park Ranger, Mendocino Sector
15700 N. Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707.964.3689 Phone 1
707.937.5804 Main Line Phone 2
707.937.2953 FAX
Tracy.Weisberg@parks.ca.gov
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24639

Davis, Brandy
Permit Coordinator - Buildings / Facilities / Central & Northern California Parks, California Film Commission - as of 7.16.2018 & 1.25.2019
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900, Hollywood, CA 90028 USA
323.860.2960 x 106 Phone 1
323.860.2972 FAX
bdavis@film.ca.gov
http://www.film.ca.gov/res/docs/GUIDELINES%20FOR%20PARKS%20PERMITS%204-2016.pdf

Davis, Sharon
Film Commissioner, Mendocino County Film Commission
P.O. Box 1141, 217 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 USA
707.961.6302 Phone 1
707.961.6300 Phone 2
707.813.7574 Mobile
707.964.2056 FAX
filmmendocino@mcn.org
http://filmmendocino.com/

Heidstab, Heidi
Special Events Cordinator, Mendocino Sector - California State Parks
707.937.5721 Phone 1
heidi.heidstab@parks.ca.gov
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24248

* Key Contact


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