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Have You Met Jack?


Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 29 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from the time when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home. Jack London State Historic Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.It is a particularly distinctive State Park—a diverse landscape to explore, a museum and cultural legacy to discover and a magical place to experience. From the ruins of a 19th Century Winery to a 2,000 year old Redwood Tree, 14 feet in diameter, to the cottage where Jack London wrote, you feel a certain energy whispering throughout the Park. While the history is an important draw, many are enticed simply by the natural resources. Jack London called it “Beauty Ranch” for good reason. Once you absorb the views from Sonoma Mountain, discover the 80 acres of an historic but still bountiful Orchard or the lake Jack London created, navigate the varied trails, you will know why this is considered one of the gems in this Valley of the Moon.

Discover the Park

Jack London State Historic Park:

Jack London State Historic Park Featured on Bay Area Focus

OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

Jack London the Sustainable Rancher:

Our Park in the News

From Jack’s Desk, Park Newsletter

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Special Section celebrating the many facets of Jack London, the inspiration for the Park

Visiting the Park on a rainy day for the Sacramento Bee

Memories of a recent visit to the Park posted on the Longitude Blog

The Park and Broadway Under the Stars are rated A Top 10 “OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!” by USA Today

More Press on the Park 

What's Happening at the Park

Centennial Celebration

Discover Your Call of the Wild, Centennial Celebration of Jack London's Life! We're celebrating 2016 with a yearlong list of events and activities!

New!-Jack London was a Sonoman by Bill Lynch
Jack London Special Section in Press Democrat
Jack London Film Fest coming November 3, 4 and 5
2016 hike into fall
A Hike Into Fall
October 22nd - 9:30am-noon

Examine the changing season with park naturalist, John Lynch.

Jack London Classic Film Festival
November 3, 4 and 5
Fall Watercolors in the Beauty Ranch
Saturday, November 12th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Jack London Memorial at the Gravesite
Saturday, November 19th at 10:30 am
After Thanksgiving Holiday Hike
Friday, November 25th 9:30 am-1:00 pm. Limited room
Jack London Quilt Raffle
Now on display in the House of Happy Walls museum!

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Things to Do


Walk, hike, bike ride, horseback ride, bird watch, take pictures, paint, picnic, relax, learn, enjoy nature! The main attraction to the Park is certainly the man and the legend - Jack London, famous for his literary accomplishments as well as his dramatic exploits, exotic travels and adventures. This history is encapsulated in either a short half-mile loop that takes less than an hour or a more leisurely two-hour walk that affords visitors a chance to see the historic buildings and exhibits highlighting London’s life, including his innovative experiments with methods of sustainable farming. You can explore on your own or take a tour led by a docent, which offers an even deeper look into Jack London’s life and times. While the history is an important draw, many are enticed simply by the breath-taking natural resources there for all to experience.

Free Docent Guided Tours

Private Group Tours for Schools and Adults

What's New


SOLD OUT! Purchase a bit of Jack London history Learn More .

Fun Ways to See the Park!

You can support the park when you purchase a Picnic Box Lunch
Picnic Box Lunch Details

Audio Tour App

Guided Horseback Rides

Visit Jack's Shop

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