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Olompali State Historic Park
Olompali State Historic Park
OLOMPALI STATE HISTORIC PARK
OLOMPALI STATE HISTORIC PARK
P.O. Box 1016
Novato, California   94948

Phone: 415-892-3383
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The park overlooks the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay from the east-facing slopes of 1,558 foot Mount Burdell.

The name "olompali" comes from the Miwok language and may be translated as "southern village" or "southern people." The Coast Miwok inhabited at least one site within the area of the present-day park continuously from as early as 6,000 BC, until the early 1850s.

Olompali contains "kitchen rock," a large boulder used as a mortar in which early people ground acorns and seeds into a fine flour for food preparation. Many women would gather near such grinding rocks to prepare food and socialize.


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Trails
The park has hiking and horseback riding trails and a shaded picnic area. Please be aware that no dogs or bikes are allowed on the park trails.
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Area Campgrounds
Marin Park Inc
2140 Redwood Highway #J1
Greenbrae, CA
Olema RV Resort & Campground
10155 Highway 1
Olema, CA
415-663-8106
San Francisco North Petaluma KOA
20 Rainsville Road
Petaluma, CA
707-763-1492
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Backyard Garden Oasis BB - Middletown, CABBs / Inns
Close to Calistoga, Napa Valley and Lake County Vineyards, and Harbin Hot Springs in the Mayacama Mountains, and 2 hrs away from San Francisco or Sacramento. Backyard Garden Oasis is an exquisite respite for those wanting a nature-filled retreat surrounded by some of Californias most beautiful country.
43.5 miles from park*

Directions
The park is located three miles north of Novato on U.S. 101. The entrance is accessible only to southbound traffic from Highway 101.

Northbound vehicles should continue north past the park and make a safe U-Turn in order to travel south and enter the park.

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Olompali State Historic Park
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