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Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Jackson State Forest? on 10/09/2011 02:06:16 MDT Print View

Has anybody been to Jackson State Forest near fort bragg? Looks like an interesting place. 50k acres is pretty big.
Are there many good backpacking trails? Is dispersed camping allowed? If not, are there trail camps? Permit required? How crowded is it? I might do some hunting, but I don't want to scare off or offend others.
There is hardly any info off a google search.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest? on 10/09/2011 08:22:48 MDT Print View

http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_jackson.php

Edited by kthompson on 10/09/2011 08:49:04 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Jackson State Forest? on 10/09/2011 14:35:19 MDT Print View

I saw that site, but it seemed lacking on info. Doesn't say where you can overnight camp. Maybe I will try and call in.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Jackson State Forest camps on 10/09/2011 15:58:40 MDT Print View

look at these maps


http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/downloads/jd_brochure_detail.pdf


http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/downloads/jd_brochure_detail2.pdf

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Jackson State Forest camps on 10/09/2011 16:22:10 MDT Print View

Thanks ken. I didn't see those before, helps a lot. Have you ever been by there?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest camps on 10/09/2011 16:36:20 MDT Print View

Justin I have not. But I will be going now! Thanks for bringing it up. I might have not given it a second thought.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest camps on 10/17/2011 21:59:55 MDT Print View

Let me know if you want some company...

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest on 12/19/2011 16:05:54 MST Print View

Have you been by there yet Justin?

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Jackson State Forest on 12/19/2011 16:57:40 MST Print View

Not yet. I have been on a lot of trips lately, but not to Jackson. It's on my list of places to check out, between boggs mountain and cache creek. All 3 of those places are 1-2 hours away.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest on 06/30/2012 08:01:53 MDT Print View

Has anyone been lately? Or ever?

nathan matthews
(nathanm) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Jackson State Forest - Beware growers on 06/30/2012 19:58:08 MDT Print View

I grew up near there. I haven't heard anything specific in the past few years, but it's the one piece of land I know on the Mendocino coast where some (many?) locals are actually afraid to hike because of the perceived risk of running in to marijuana grow patches and possibly armed/violent attendants.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest - Beware growers on 06/30/2012 20:10:28 MDT Print View

So just like home then.

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Jackson State Park, CA on 08/28/2013 20:08:41 MDT Print View

So.....has anyone actually backpacked here?

We are looking for something close to the Bay Area, with no advance reservation needed (like Point Reyes).

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jackson State Forest on 08/28/2013 20:28:25 MDT Print View

I have not heard of anyone yet. Very little online about it.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Jackson on 08/28/2013 21:07:32 MDT Print View

I completely forgot about this place. I might head up there and check it out some time in the future.

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Jackson State Forest on 08/10/2014 16:44:22 MDT Print View

So did anyone explore this area? I'd be interested in a long weekend. Sounds like it may be better to be in a group rather than solo if the growers are nearby. The trail map is pretty squiggly!

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Jackson State Forest on 08/19/2014 12:05:09 MDT Print View

I have not Lisa. Would be interested in checking it out some time.