community watershed restoration since 1983

Area Attractions

There is much to do and see in the area, so consider extending your visit to the Mattole.

Camp or hike the Lost Coast:

The King Range National Conservation Area lies between the Mattole River basin and the coast, and the Lost Coast between the mouth of the Mattole River and Shelter Cove is a popular hike.  There is also a BLM campsite at the river mouth.  For more information:

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, south from Shelter Cove, is another good option:

For more comfortable family camping (e.g., showers), consider the A. W. Way County Park:


Attend the MRC’s annual celebration:

In case you stay, the MRC will be holding an annual celebration on Saturday, June 24, at our native plant nursery on Chambers Rd in Petrolia, from 4-10pm.  On Sunday, there will be a Café and Farmer’s Market from 10 to 1 at the Mattole Valley Community Center, also in Petrolia.