The Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
is a state recreation area located north of the city of Santa Rosa,
California, on the Eel River in Mendocino County. The park features
45 acres of redwoods and is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead
fishing. The area is also a favorite place for hikers and
The park is named for Admiral William Standley, a
former fleet commander and member of the commission appointed by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt to investigate the attack on Pearl
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area is at
an elevation of 1,700 feet in the Coastal Range. It is located near
the headwaters of the south fork of the Eel River. The park features
redwoods and is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead fishing.
The weather can be unpredictable; layered clothing is recommended.