June 28, 1992 |
Though Patrick's Point State Park, lies in the heart of the redwoods, other trees--Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and red alder--predominate on the park's rocky promontories. The park in Humboldt County takes its name from Patrick Beegan, who homesteaded this dramatic, densely forested headland in 1851. For hundreds of years, the Yurok people spent their summers in the Abalone Point area of the headlands. The Yurok gathered shellfish and hunted sea lions.