Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

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Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
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Most travelers don't venture to California wine country for untamed nature, but those who do will find bliss in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. This state park is famous for its seemingly untouched landscape as well as geography. The 

 

You might first think: Why is an American wilderness park named after the Scottish author of "Treasure Island"? It's because Stevenson and his wife honeymooned in a small cabin in this area in 1880. Of more interest to the outdoorsy visitors is the awesome 5-mile hike up Mount St. Helena. And if it's a clear day at the top, you might be able to see Mount Shasta, which is 192 miles north.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is 7 miles north of Calistoga on Highway 29. It opens every day at sunrise and closes at sunset. Park Services recommend you plan your visit for the spring or fall. For more information, check out the California State Parks' website.

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