Tolowa Dunes State Park

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Tolowa Dunes State Park
Location Del Norte County, California, USA
Nearest city Crescent City
Coordinates 41°52′N 124°12′W / 41.867°N 124.200°W / 41.867; -124.200Coordinates: 41°52′N 124°12′W / 41.867°N 124.200°W / 41.867; -124.200
Area 5,000 acres (20 km2)
Established 1925
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Tolowa Dunes State Park is a 5,000-acre (20 km2) California State Park located on California's far North Coast. Encompassing Lake Earl and Lake Tolowa and a significant portion of the relatively large coastal plain around it including Yontocket, California, this park - a sanctuary for bird life - is easily reached by US 101 just north of Crescent City, California. The name refers to the Tolowa people, a native group who occupied the area, relatively undisturbed previous to European colonization in the 1850s.