JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK OPEN FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND OUTDOOR RECREATION

For Immediate Release                                                 Media Contact: Laurie Armstrong Gossy

Dec. 14, 2020                                                               larmstronggossy@gmail.com / 415-290-6830

 

 

This holiday season, Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County provides visitors a unique opportunity to do something good for themselves and others at the same time.

 

The Park remains open, perfect for renewing the body, mind and spirit, even while Bay Area counties are under pandemic-related restrictions.  The official California state government website states, “Members of the same household are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, a beach, hike, walk, or bike ride with members of their own household.”

 

Blending fascinating history and glorious nature, Jack London State Historic Park offers more than 29 miles of back-country trails that roam through mixed forests, redwood groves, oak woodlands, and grassy meadows. The elevation varies from 600 to 2,300 feet.  While most of the history-oriented trails are dog-friendly, dogs are not allowed on the back-country trails. To prevent wildfires, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the park.

 

The four-mile Ancient Redwood Trail loops from the parking lot to a 14-foot wide old growth redwood affectionately known as “the Grandmother tree.”

 

Two scenic and relatively short historic trails lead to the Wolf House ruins and a tour of London’s Beauty Ranch. An audio tour is available, and dogs on leash are permitted on these walks.

 

More information about trails at the Park is available at https://jacklondonpark.com/park-trails-hikes/.

 

Jack London was one of the most prolific and popular authors of his time, the first to earn a million dollars at his trade.   Many of his books are considered classics.  Some have been translated into as many as 70 languages. Between 1900 and 1916, he completed more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles. Among his most well-known books are “Call of the Wild,” “White Fang,” “The Sea Wolf,” and “Martin Eden.”

 

While the Park’s indoor facilities – the Museum and Cottage – are currently closed, Jack’s Shop, the park’s gift store, is open outdoors adjacent to the Cottage on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.  Park admission fees apply.

 

Jack London’s books are enjoyable reading today and make excellent gifts, especially for young adult readers.  Jack’s Shop offers more than 50 of Jack London’s titles as well as writings about his life, and books by and about his wife, Charmian London.

 

Curated gift sets for writers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as apparel and collectibles, are also available.   More information and online ordering are available at https://jacklondonpark.com/jacks-shop/all-items/.

 

An annual Park Pass to Jack London State Historic Park makes a meaningful gift for those who appreciate nature and history and enjoy visiting the Park regularly.    The $49 pass includes admission to the nearby Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  Prices for this pass will increase in 2021.

 

Annual Membership, beginning at $75 for individuals and $80 for families, provides yearlong access and many other benefits.  Tax-deductible support of Jack London State Historic Park is a commitment to the unparalleled role that parks play in improving everyone’s quality of life. More information is available at https://jacklondonpark.com/jack-london-park-partners-membership/.

 

Jack London State Historic Park is operated and funded by Jack London Partners, the first non-profit organization to take up management of a state park on behalf of the people of California.  For more information, visit https://jacklondonpark.com/.  Learn more about the Park on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

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