Visiting Sam McDonald Park

13435 Pescadero Creek Road
Loma Mar, CA 94021

Directions to the Park:

From 101 or 280: Take Highway #84 (Woodside-La Honda- San Gregorio Road) west to La Honda. Turn left 1/2 mile past village center in La Honda on the Pescadero Road. The park entrance is on Pescadero Road and 6 miles from the turn-off.

From Hwy. #1: Take Pescadero Road turn-off. Go east on Pescadero Road about 11 miles to the park entrance.

Contact the Park:



Sam McDonald Park is open every day of the year including all holidays. It opens daily at 8:00 A.M. The closing time varies by time of year. The closing times are:

  • December - February 5:00 P.M.
  • March 6:00 P.M. (before Daylight Savings Time starts)
  • March 7:00 P.M. (after Daylight Savings Time starts)
  • April - August 8:00 P.M.
  • September 8:00 P.M. (through Labor Day)
  • September 7:00 P.M. (beginning the day after Labor Day)
  • October 7:00 P.M. (first week[s] of October)
  • October 6:00 P.M. (last three weeks of October)
  • November 6:00 P.M. (before Daylight Saving Time ends)
  • November 5:00 P.M. (after Daylight Saving Time ends)

Park hours of operations may also change based on a variety of conditions, such as weather or emergencies. For current information check parks advisories »

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