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Jug Handle State Reserve
KEYWORDS:   North Coast, Ecological Staircase, Pygmy Forest
ABOUT 
This is a beautiful spot with a great beach. There are some really easy short hikes from the parking lot. As you head inland from the coast, following the "ecological staircase," the plant communities slowly change.

DIRECTIONS:   The parking lot is right off Highway 1, just north of Caspar, on the west (ocean) side of the highway.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT 
  • Pink flowering currants usually bloom in January and February.
  • MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
    Jug Handle Creek Farm: Home
    ...a native plant nursery, community gardens, forests, meadows, and nature trails.
    California State Parks: Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
    The structure of the terraces at Jug Handle is a result of the movement of the earth's crust (plate tectonics) and the fluctuation of sea level during the Pleistocene.
    CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   Dorothy King Young

    AREA OF THE POLYGON::   419 acres
    DENSITY::   0.298 native species per acre