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Salt Point Wild Mushroom Foray - Sat Dec 3rd, 2022

  • Sat, December 03, 2022
  • 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Jenner Visitor Center/Boat Launch
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  • Children under 18 - must be accompanied by adult

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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 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.

What you will learn:
  • Habitats and timeframes for finding wild mushrooms
  • Indicator plants and tree species that accompany wild mushrooms
  • Identifying look-alike's that are NOT edibles
  • Proper cooking instructions (Don't eat raw mushrooms!)
  • Storage and dehydration tips
  • Wild Mushroom collecting regulations and limits

Starting point:
We start at the Jenner Visitors Center at 9:45am.  From there, the foray leader will lead the group (in your own cars) to various locations in the Sonoma Coastal Forests.  Be prepared for moderate hiking, cool weather, and possible rain.  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.

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