“To inspire wonder, discovery, recreation and stewardship of our

natural and cultural treasures in Mendocino County’s State Parks”


MAPA Memberships are a great gift idea! 

Special Offer!  If you join right now, or purchase a gift membership, the membership will be good through April 2018.  Enjoy a 20% discount in the visitor center gift shops at MacKerricher State Park, the Ford House in Mendocino, Van Damme State Park and Greenwood/Elk and advance discount ticket purchase for the World Championship Abalone Cook-off. Tickets for MAPA members will go on sale June 1st, 2017 – no tickets will be available until then, General price tickets will go on sale July 1st, 2017.

Become a member today!

we have made changes to our membership structure and are transitioning to a membership calendar year which begins may 1st and expires April 30 of the following year.


Mendocino Area Parks Association Membership Levels and Benefits

$50 Spring:

  • The opportunity to purchase up to 4 advance discount Abalone Cook-Off Judging tickets (available to members only at $70 starting June 1st)
  • 20% discount in MAPA supported visitor center gift shops (MacKerricher, Ford House, Van Damme, Elk/Greenwood)
  • 2016 tide book  
  • Optional e-news and invitations to MAPA events


$100 Brook: Above plus the opportunity to purchase up to 8 total advance discount Abalone Cook-Off Judging tickets, 2 day use vouchers to Mendocino Sector State parks.

$250 Stream:  Above plus the opportunity to purchase up to 16 total advance discount Abalone Cook-Off Judging tickets. 

$500 River: Above plus purchase up to 25 advance discount Abalone Cook-off Judging tickets and one free Judging ticket.  

$1000 Estuary: Above but with 2 total free tickets to the Abalone Cook-Off.

$2500 Ocean: Above but with 4 total free judging tickets to the Abalone Cook-off and a State Park Poppy Pass (The Poppy Pass is a day use pass for all CA State Parks – some restrictions may apply).

Please Note:

  • Advance Member Discount Abalone Cook-off tickets go on sale June 1st, 2016 at $70 each.
  • Starting July 1st Abalone Cook-off tickets go on sale to the general public for the full price of $85 each.
  • Day Use vouchers are good for day use at the following Mendocino Sector State Parks: Russian Gulch, Van Damme, and Hendy Woods.
Membership Level

Members are the foundation of our organization and we are appreciative of your support.  Your membership helps MAPA to fund natural and cultural history programs in our CA State Parks (Mendocino County), as well as park improvement projects, park advocacy, and the operation of Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area (SRA).

THANK YOU for helping MAPA support our parks!