Tolowa Dunes State Park

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Tolowa Dunes State Park
Map showing the location of Tolowa Dunes State Park
Map showing the location of 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.