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Jack London State Historic Park

Jack London State Historic Park - Directions, Hours and Fees

Welcome to Jack London State Historic Park, once known as Jack London's "Beauty Ranch". The park's 1400 acres include the Beauty Ranch, Cottage, House of Happy Walls Museum, Wolf House ruins, and more than 20 miles of trails. We recommend that you allow 3 hours to visit . The park is located in Glen Ellen, California, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County between the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa.

From San Francisco - North on Hwy 101, East on Hwy 37, North on Hwy 121, North on Hwy 116, Right on Arnold Drive, Left on London Ranch Road.
From Sonoma - West on Hwy 12, Left on Madrone Road, Right on Arnold Drive, Left on London Ranch Road.
From Santa Rosa - From Hwy 101, East on Hwy 12, Right on Arnold Drive, Right on London Ranch Road.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are welcome in the historic areas of the park, including the trail to the Wolf House ruins. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or on the back country trails. Please clean up your pet waste.

Smoking: Due to fire danger, smoking is allowed only in the 2 paved parking lots. Please use the provided ash trays to extinguish all smoking materials and prevent wildfires.

Holiday Schedule
Thanksgiving Day - Park  and Museum open
Christmas Day - Park closed
New Year's Day - Park, Museum and Cottage open
Daily Hours of Operation
March 1 to November 30 - Open every day
December 1 to February 28 - Open Thursday through Monday ( closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
  9:30 - 5:00   Park Hours 
10:00 - 5:00   Museum Hours
12:00 - 4:00   Cottage Hours

Park Entry Fees

$10  Vehicle entry fee
$  5  Walk in or Bicycle in
$49  Annual Pass 


Park Entry Fee for Bus

$50  10 to 24 passengers
$100  25 or more passengers

Cottage Entry Fees

$4  Adults                    
$2  Seniors (Age 62+)
$2  Students (Age 13-18)
Children age 12 and under are free

Group Picnic Site Day use Reservation Fees 10 am - 4 pm

$75  Site #1
$60  Site #2 
$150  Picnic Site - Terrace

Docent Guided Group Tour Fees

Students K-12: $20 for the first 20 persons, $1 for each additional person.

Adult Groups: $50 for the first 20 persons, $2 for each additional person.

Fees must be paid at least 14 days before the scheduled group tour date.

The docent fee may be refunded if the group cancels the tour and notifies the park at least 7 days before the scheduled group tour date.


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