Doheny

State Beach - California

Doheny State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, USA, located on the Pacific Ocean in the city of Dana Point. The beach is a popular surf spot located at the mouth of San Juan Creek, which flows from the Santa Ana Mountains southwest to the beach, where it forms a fresh-water lagoon. It is also one of the most polluted beaches in Southern California.
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=645 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doheny_State_Beach Doheny State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, USA, located on the Pacific Ocean in the city of Dana Point. The beach is a popular surf spot located at the mouth of San Juan Creek, which flows from the Santa Ana Mountains southwest to the beach, where it forms a fresh-water lagoon. It is also one of the most polluted beaches in Southern California.
Our Mission Doheny State Beach The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. At daybreak, the calm ocean draws surfers waiting for that elusive perfect wave. California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (949) 496-6171. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov Doheny State Beach 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 496-6171 www.parks.ca.gov/doheny © 2008 California State Parks (Rev. 2015) A s California’s first state beach, Doheny covers 62 acres of scenic oceanfront. This Orange County beach beckons to those seeking sun, sand, and surf. Doheny State Beach enjoys mild weather year-round, with generally fine air quality and coastal breezes. Average summer temperatures range in the high 70s, while winter ushers in fog and slightly cooler mid60-degree weather. PARK HISTORY Native People The Dana Point area was primarily inhabited by the Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribe. For at least 9,000 years, they lived in coastal or valley villages from San Clemente to Aliso Creek. The first recorded contact between the Acjachemen and Europeans came in 1769 when Gaspar de Portolá led an expedition of Spanish soldiers and Franciscan missionaries to the area now called Orange County. By 1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano had been constructed in an Acjachemen village; the tribal people who labored there were then called San Juaneños by the missionaries. Juaneño customs and population rapidly declined as they succumbed to hard labor at the missions, confinement, and diseases carried by Europeans. Today the Juaneño tribe’s culture and language survive in their traditional ceremonies and song; the tribe is pursuing recognition from the federal government. Edward L. Doheny Doheny State Beach takes its name from oilman Edward L. Doheny. In 1893 he borrowed money to dig the city’s first oil well, striking oil at 200 feet deep. Doheny created a vast land and oil empire in Southern California and Mexico. Before he died in 1935, he donated 41 acres of his beachfront estate to the State. In the late 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed campgrounds, picnic areas, and the custodian’s lodges at Doheny beach and at nearby San Clemente. The sole CCC remnant at Doheny is a plaster and tile wall and entryway near the campground. NATURAL RESOURCES Plants and Animals The park’s four sensitive wetland/riparian plant ecosystems are coastal brackish marsh, southern willow scrub, southern sycamore riparian woodland, and mule fat scrub. Gray whale The park provides habitat and nesting ground to such birds as black-crowned night herons, ruby-crowned kinglets, and snowy egrets, while black-bellied plovers and sanderlings dart across the sand. Doheny enjoys migratory visits from gray whales offshore and monarch butterflies in season. Marine life includes grunion, halibut, and stingrays, while garibaldi and common dolphin also swim beneath the waves. ACTIVITIES 1967 surfers’ mecca SURF’S UP Dana Point hosted surfing legends like surfboard maker Hobie Alter and Endless Summer filmmaker Bruce Brown. “Down Doheny Way” was memorialized in the Beach Boys’ hit Surfin’ USA. Its spectacular pipelines and point breaks ended when Dana Point’s harbor breakwater was built in 1966. Doheny surf still breaks consistently. Junior Ranger and Interpretive Programs Junior Ranger and campfire programs are offered during the summer. Check with the park staff for schedules and topics. Doheny’s remodeled visitor/interpretive center and aquarium exhibits show the natural and cultural history of the park habitats and surrounding open spaces. The Junior Lifeguard Waterman’s Academy, for ages 8 to 16, shares beach and ocean safety information, physical fitness, lifeguard barbecue grills, and parking. To reserve for a group from 25 to 1,000 people, contact (949) 496-3617 or doheny.events@parks.ca.gov. Experience many tide pool residents at the visitor center’s exhibits. skills, and ocean-oriented activities. For more information, call (949) 496-6162 or visit www.dohojg.com. Camping Warm water and more than a mile of sandy beach consistently earn Doheny State Beach the title of “Orange County’s best camping site.” Its 113 campsites, including 33 beachfront sites, have fire rings, picnic tables, and hot showers. The group camp can accommodate up to 40 people. Reserve at (800) 444-7275 or www.parks.ca.gov/doheny. Beach Activities A rocky area at the beach’s western e
Nuestra Misión Playa Estatal Doheny La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. Durante el amanecer, el océano calmo atrae a los surfistas que esperan las perfectas y escurridizas olas. California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (949) 496-6171. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov Doheny State Beach 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 496-6171 www.parks.ca.gov/doheny © 2008 California State Parks (Rev. 2015) D oheny es la primera playa estatal de California y cubre 62 acres de costa. Esta playa atrae a aquellos que buscan el sol, la arena y las olas en el pintoresco Condado de Orange. La playa estatal Doheny cuenta con un clima agradable durante todo el año, generalmente con leves brisas costeras y buena calidad de aire. Las temperaturas promedio en el verano rondan los 70 grados, mientras que durante el invierno se presentan nieblas y se perciben temperaturas más bajas que se acercan a los 60 grados. PARK HISTORY Pueblos nativos El área de Dana Point fue originalmente habitada por la tribu acjachemen (juaneño). Por al menos 9 000 años, habitaron en villas costeras o en los valles desde San Clemente hasta Aliso Creek. El primer encuentro registrado entre los acjachemen y los europeos tuvo lugar en 1769 cuando Gaspar de Portolá lideró una expedición de soldados españoles y misioneros franciscanos a la zona que se conoce como el Condado de Orange. Para 1776, ya se había construido la misión San Juan Capistrano en la villa juaneño, y los nativos que trabajaron allí fueron renombrados San Juaneños por los misioneros. Las costumbres de los juaneños y su población disminuyeron rápidamente a medida que sucumbían ante los extenuantes trabajos en las misiones, el confinamiento y las enfermedades transmitidas por los europeos. Actualmente, la cultura y la lengua de la tribu juaneño se mantienen vivas en las ceremonias y canciones tradicionales y la tribu se esmera en ser reconocida por el gobierno nacional. Edward L. Doheny La playa estatal Doheny lleva su nombre en honor al petrolero Edward L. Doheny. En 1893, pidió un préstamo de dinero para excavar el primer pozo petrolero de la ciudad en el cual encontró petróleo a 200 pies de profundidad. Doheny creó un vasto únicos restos que quedan de Doheny es una pared de yeso con azulejos y una entrada cerca del ingreso a la zona de campamento. CAMINO A DOHENY Las leyendas del surf visitaban frecuentemente Doheny y Killer Dana. Ballena gris Se inmortalizó como lugar de práctica del surf en la exitosa canción de los Beach Boys Surfin’ USA, las playas de Doheny contaba con espectaculares canales y rompientes hasta que se construyó el puerto Dana Point en 1966. Durante el verano, las olas de Doheny aún golpean constantemente. RECURSOS NATURALES La meca del surf, 1967 imperio de petróleo y de tierras en el sur de California y México. Antes de morir, en al año 1935, le donó al Estado 41 acres de una hacienda con vista al mar que le pertenecía. A fines de la década de 1930, el Cuerpo Civil de Conservación construyó zonas de campamento, áreas para pícnics y las cabinas de los guardias en la playa Doheny y en las cercanías de San Clemente. Los Plantas y animales Los cuatro ecosistemas vegetales sensibles del parque, ya sean pertenecientes a los humedales o riparios, son los marismas salobres costeros, los chaparrales salicáceos del sur, los bosques riparios de sicómoros del sur y los matorrales de Baccharis salicifolia. El parque brinda el hábitat y el espacio necesario para que aniden aves tales como el martinete común (Nycticorax nycticorax), el reyezuelo rubí (Regulus calendula) y la garceta nívea (Egretta thula), mientras que el chorlito gris (Pluvialis squatarola) Los residentes de la piscina de mareas en el centro de visitantes y el correlimos tridáctilo (Calidris alba) eligen la arena. Cuando es temporada, Doheny cuenta con las visitas migratorias de las ballenas grises que se encuentran mar adentro y también de las mariposas monarcas. La vida marina incluye el pez gruñón, el fletán y la raya, mientras que los garibaldi y los delfines comunes también nadan por debajo de las olas. ACTIVIDADES Programas temáticos y de guardabosques júnior Durante el verano, se brindan programas de guardabosques júnior y de campamento. Consulte los cronogramas y los temas co
Doheny State Beach 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive • Dana Point, CA 92629 • (949) 496-6171 www.dohenystatebeach.org With over a mile of sandy beach and some of the warmest water and best swimming and surfing in California, it’s no wonder that people return here year after year on vacation. PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. The campsite fee covers one vehicle and one legally towed-in vehicle. You may register three vehicles (trailers and/or cars) for each campsite. Fees for extra vehicles are payable at the entrance station. OCCUPANCY: Eight people are allowed per family campsite. VEHICLE PARKING: Vehicles may be parked only in your assigned campsite. They must remain on the pavement and must not exceed into the roadway beyond the limit line. Second or third vehicles that cannot be parked legally in the campsite may only park in the area immediately south of the campground, with a valid overnight receipt visible. No day-use vehicles are allowed in the campground. CAMPSITES: Ropes or lines may not be attached to any plant, fence or park structure. You may attach lines to your property only. Tents and other equipment must be confined to the space assigned. CHECK-OUT TIME is noon. Please vacate your site by that time. Check-in is 2 p.m. DOGS must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under supervision at all times. They are not permitted in buildings or on the beach (except for service dogs). Please clean up after your pets. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night. SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph. When pedestrians, bicyclists and children are present, even 15 mph might be too fast. Use good judgment. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. ALCOHOL consumption and glass containers are not allowed on the beach or beyond your campsite. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. All amplified music must be silenced by 10 p.m. GENERATORS may be operated only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. BICYCLES are allowed only on paved roads. All riders under age 18 must wear a helmet. Bicycles ridden after dark must have lights. Please ride safely. DAY USE offers beach access, restrooms, changing rooms, outdoor showers, barbecues and picnic tables. There are two canopycovered picnic areas and 13 smaller sites that may be reserved for a fee. Day use hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is limited to stall length limits. Discover the many states of California.TM CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication can be made available in alternate formats. Contact interp@parks.ca.gov or call (916) 654-2249. 23 22 CH 29 33 CH 35 Accessible Feature 36 Camp Host 37 38 Campfire Center Entrance Station Group Campsite 25 27 24 28 30 21 20 19 18 17 15 9 13 12 11 10 32 8 6 7 3 rk R d. Pa Do he ny San Ju An additional day use area south of the campground contains fire rings, restrooms, beach showers and beachfront parking. 1 2 120 39 122 42 44 41 43 46 48 50 52 54 56 CH 119 121 58 117 115 114 118 112 116 63 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 65 60 62 64 66 67 69 68 70 72 71 109 107 105 74 76 73 75 Picnic Area BEACH Restroom Pacific Ocean To So uth 108 106 113 111 110 61 Parking Showers Dohen Co y as CampState Beac tH h groun wy d . 5 Hike & Bike Campsite RV Sanitation Station 1 Pacific Ocean 4 34 40 an C ree St. isp o Ob De l o arb rn H nt nte i a L o k P r a a P Dan each State B a y n e h o D e Are Day-Us CH 16 HW Y1 r. rD 9-1-1. 31 LEGEND 1 For Emergencies Dial North Day-Use San Juan C reek Da na Po int Ha rbo r Dr ive Visitor Center k Doheny State Beach The park is divided into three areas. The area north of the creek is reserved for day use, with a landscaped picnic area equipped with picnic tables, barbecues and fire rings. Ample parking is available. Protected tide pools are located in the very north end of the beach. Visitors can observe a wide variety of coastal marine life. Please remember that the tide pools are protected, so do not touch or trample. The campground located south of the San Juan Creek has 118 developed family campsites and a developed group campsite. 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 Da y-U se Your Site # ______ 104 103 102 101 84 85 CH 86 98 88 90 87 89 CH 99 97 95 91 92 93 94 Map not to scale. © 2008 California State Parks (Rev. 2013)

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