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Jack London State Historic Park

About the Park

Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 26 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. 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 of 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.

Our Park in the News

We are proud to announce that  Impact 100 Sonoma  honored Jack London Park Partners with it's Profiles of Impact award: Watch Now

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

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Park Events

Jack London Ranch Remembered
The Jack London Ranch Remembered
Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am
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North slope Trail
Guided hike on the new North Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail to Jack London SHP
Sunday, April 26th at 9:00 am
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Creative Photography
Creative Photography
A New Way of Seeing

Saturday, May 2nd 8:30 am-4:00 pm
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Plowing Play Day
32nd Annual Plowing Play Day
Sunday, May 3rd 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Music of George Gerhwin
Music of George Gershwin
Sunday, May 10th 2:00-4:30 pm
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Jack London Book Discussion Group
"The Scarlet Plague"
Friday, May 15th 2:00-4:00 pm
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Writing in the Natural World
Writing and the Natural World
A One-Day Retreat for Women
Saturday, May 16th 9:30-4:30 pm
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Explore the Park with a Guide

Private Group Tours for Schools and Adults more...

Free Docent Guided Tours
Weekend Docent Tour Schedules
Beauty Ranch - Meet your guide at 2pm. 
Wolf House and Grave Site - Meet your guide at 11am or 1pm. Inquire at entry station to confirm times and meeting places.

Special Tours

Life and Times of Charmian Kittredge London

The Life & Times of
Charmian Kittredge London

Special Charmian Kittredge London Tour Information

Wolf House Express Tour

Express Tour of the Park
Enjoy a guided tour of the park on an electric cart. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Express Tour Information

Explore the Park on your own

Jack London Park Audio Tour

Jack London Park Audio Tour App
The Jack London Park Audio Tour App is now available

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


Tour the restored Cottage where London wrote and died, hike to the ill-fated Wolf House ruin and learn about London's world-wide adventures at the House of Happy Walls Museum.  Enjoy 26 miles of connecting hiking, horseback and cycling trails in the back country.  Dogs are welcome on leash on the 1.2 mile  Wolf House trail and on a one mile circuit within Beauty Ranch.  See the park map here.


Fun Ways to See the Park!

Triple Creek Outfit
Triple Creek Outfit Information

Horse-Drawn Transportation
Country Carriage Charter Information

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