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Salt Point State Park
Wild Mushroom Foray.
This event at Salt Point State Park will show you where and when to look for wild mushrooms in the park. Mushroom collecting is allowed at Salt Point, it is the only California State Park (except for Demonstration Forests and National Forests) that allows anyone to collect wild mushrooms without any permits. Limit is 3lbs per day per person during events.
Experienced foray leaders will guide groups of 20 to various locations in the park to learn how to find, identify, and collect wild mushrooms. Please be prepared for moderate hiking, usually a mile or so, with some hills. Temperatures vary greatly, foggy cool mornings (which mushrooms love) usually change to warm breezy afternoons during the foray. Dressing in layers is helpful.
10:00am at the Woodside Campgrounds Day Use Parking at Salt Point State Park. Forays are 3 hours, but you can stay as long as you like.
Updated starting point:
9:45am at the Jenner Visitor Center / Boat Launch (Just as you enter Jenner, you can't miss it). There's a gas station and coffee house, and bathrooms too.
Meet your foray leader Patrick Hamilton in Jenner at 9:45am! The group will caravan (in your own cars) up to Salt Point State Park.
PARKING for Salt Point: $8 paid at the kiosk or "iron ranger".
And bring a mushroom basket!
We cannot guarantee you'll find wild mushrooms, but we give you all the information you need to find them, and recommended resources for mushroom identification.
We also highly recommend downloading a GPS app on your phone like GAIA or AllTrails to track your location in the forest, so you don't get lost or turned around. Other useful apps like iNaturalist can help you identify mushrooms and plants you may find.