Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Marina

Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Marina

Fort Ord Dunes State Park

The newest state park in Monterey County, Fort Ord Dunes State Park has four miles of hiking and bicycling roads and four miles of shoreline. Interpretive signs describe both Fort Ord Dunes State Park's history as a training area for the United States Army and its current use as a habitat for endangered species.

Day Use

Even before Fort Ord Dunes State Park officially opened, it had become a popular site for bicyclists, hikers, runners and bird watchers. The beach is an excellent location to spot seals, sea lions and a wide variety of sea and shore birds. Visitors appreciate the contrast between Fort Ord Dunes State Park's natural beauty and the remnants of the military presence in the park.

As Fort Ord Dunes State Park is the nesting habitat of the federally protected western snowy plover, please remain on paths and trails when visiting, and do not bring your dog or ride on horseback.

The shoreline at Fort Ord Dunes State Park has a sharp drop-off, and the ocean has a significant undertow and surprisingly strong waves. There is no lifeguard at this beach. Please exercise extreme caution if wading or swimming at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

Camping

A campground is slated to open in the former munitions depot area. Check the California State Parks Fort Ord Dunes State Park web page for information on the current status of the campground.

Map and Directions

From Highway 1 take the Imjin exit and travel 0.2 miles. Turn right on 2nd Avenue and travel 1 mile. Turn right on Divarty Street, travel west to end of street (army barracks on right hand corner). Turn right on 1st Street and travel 0.5 miles. Turn left on an unmarked paved road with sign that reads "Fort Ord Dunes State Park." At old train depot make slight right and continue north for 2 miles. At 8th Street, turn left to cross bridge and travel 0.3 mi to public parking lot and access to state park.


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