Hike, bike or horseback ride on the 3,300-acre Willow Creek State Park unit near Duncans Mills. Permits are issued after a one-hour orientation on the property. See program description and application forms below.
State Parks has asked LandPaths to assist in providing interim management and permitted access for this 3,373-acre addition. Once you complete this short orientation, you will be issued a permit that will allow you to hike, bike and horseback ride on the property much as you would any other State Park.
The orientation will involve sitting or standing while LandPaths staff goes over the details of the program. You are welcome to bring something to sit on if that will make you more comfortable. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the trails at Willow Creek per State Park rules and regulations. Thanks for your cooperation.
Details, Details: • There is no cost for this orientation or for the permit; however donations are welcome and are critical to keeping this park open to permitted use. • Funding in part for park operation and public access made available through the California Coastal Conservancy, the Sonoma Ag. Preservation & Open Space District, and donors like you. • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver and to fill out a Willow Creek Permit Application. • No restroom or water at property, but there is ample diverse topography. Closest restroom is in Duncans Mills next door to Gold Coast Coffee, which is wonderful place to pick up tea/coffee and snacks! • No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets! • The orientation site is often cold this time of year (even if it's warm elsewhere) - warm clothes and hot drinks may be advised!
What to bring: Your completedapplication form(see below for program description and map). Please bring a pen, something to write on, and a chair and/or blanket to sit on (otherwise you will be standing).
Where: We will meet at the "Freezeout Flat" Willow Creek Park entrance off Freezeout Road, just outside and southeast of the town of Duncans Mills off Moscow Road. Take 116 west to Duncans Mills, turn LEFT on Moscow Rd go through town and across the bridge, immediately as you exit the bridge look for Freezeout road on your Right hand side. Turn RIGHT (south) on Freezeout Road (immediately after the bridge) and look for the 2nd gate on your left; proceed through gate to parking.
LandPaths programs at Willow Creek are made possible with support from the California Coastal Conservancy, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, and generous donors like you. They are offered in partnership with California State Parks. Through this unique partnership, Willow Creek is owned by State Parks with access and stewardship provided by LandPaths and volunteers like you.