Added by Jocelyn Douglas

Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1911 until his death in 1916. The park was once part of the famous writer’s Beauty Ranch.

There is a museum in "The House of Happy Walls" which Mrs. London built in redwood grove find park information, exhibits and a small sales area there. A nearby trail leads to Jack London’s grave and to the remains of "Wolf House," London’s dream house which was destroyed by fire in 1913.

The park contains the cottage residence where he wrote books, short stories, articles and letters while he oversaw various agricultural enterprises. Visit the Londons' Cottage to imagine what it would have been like to have been a guest at their spectacular Beauty Ranch. See where Jack prolifically wrote in order to keep his dream of developing a model farm funded. Ramble among the historic structures of the Ranch, explore the innovative "Pig Palace," discover how Jack's new approaches to farming are still relevant today.

A 3/4 mile walk takes visitors to a dam, lake, and bathhouse built by London. Other hikes lead up through fir and oak woodlands to views of the Valley of the Moon.

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