Portola Redwoods State Park

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Portola Redwoods State Park
Portola Redwoods State Park, ferns.jpg
Ferns in Portola Redwoods State Park
Map showing the location of Portola Redwoods State Park
Map showing the location of Portola Redwoods State Park
Map showing the location of Portola Redwoods State Park
Map showing the location of Portola Redwoods State Park
LocationSan Mateo County, California, USA
Nearest cityLa Honda, California, USA
Coordinates37°15′35″N 122°12′00″W / 37.25972°N 122.20000°W / 37.25972; -122.20000Coordinates: 37°15′35″N 122°12′00″W / 37.25972°N 122.20000°W / 37.25972; -122.20000
Area2,800 acres (11 km2)
Established1945
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation

Portola Redwoods State Park is a California state park, located in San Mateo County. Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek meet in Portola, and are the park's primary watercourses, and feature numerous tributaries. Tip Toe Falls is a small waterfall along Fall Creek, a tributary of Pescadero Creek.
Portola Redwoods State Park contains approximately 18 miles of hiking trails in the 2,800-acre park, a small car-camping campground of about 50 campsites, four group campsites, and 6 trail sites at Slate Creek Trail Camp. Portola Redwoods State Park is also home to the site of Page shingle Mill, for which Page Mill Road is named.

Name[edit]

The name of the state park was suggested by Aubrey Drury at a Park Commission meeting and was adopted on motion of Commissioner Leo Carrillo, a descendant of members of the Portolá expedition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 299. ISBN 0520213165.

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