North of Petaluma on Hwy 1 there are County and State Parks around Bodega Bay. Further North there are several parks in Fort Bragg.
On 101 there is a nice park in Benbow, a few miles South of Garberville. Also, a couple of fuel stations on the left just before getting to Benbow.
There are several nice parks around Eureka and Fortuna. If you get up to Eureka eat at the Samoa Cookhouse on Samoa Island. Family style servings in a lumber company cookhouse.
Dave and Chris
US Navy (Ret),