[Photo of Patrick's Point and Wedding Rock]

Sue-meg State Park
by Jim Popenoe

Sue-meg State Park (formerly Patrick's Point State Park) is a big favorite of all the Popenoes.  Great trails!  Great views!  Lots to see and do for kids of all ages! Agate Beach is wonderful for agate hunting and for playing by the ocean.  And the park is a good place for family camping, including family groups.  Click on any thumbnail photo or underlined link here for a larger view.

[thumbnail of Palmer's Point] [thumbnail of Wedding Rock]

Let's walk the Rim Trail to Palmer's Point (left) and Wedding Rock (right).  By the ocean north of Wedding Rock, we'll see rocks jutting up in the fog and the view around the point toward Big Lagoon.  Looking south from the Patrick's Point lookout, we'll look down onto Rocky Point.

[thumbnail of rocks in the fog] [thumbnail looking north from Patrick's Point]

We'll climb Ceremonial and Lookout Rocks and visit the Yurok village.

[thumbnail of Ceremonial Rock] [thumbnail of Yurok canoe]

The park occupies a wide marine terrace approximately 250 feet above the ocean. This is best seen in aerial view. Being elevated above the ocean, there are splendid vistas, as you can see in the 360° panoramas on Roundme.

The park is home to hundreds of plant and animal species. You can identify them in the photos posted on the iNaturalist website.

There is a small but informative visitor center near the entrance station and an official web site. You can download a detailed park brochure with map. Because it is so popular, it is wise to reserve a campsite if you want to camp in the park.