Eastside Road, Potter Valley
Since 1970, very little development has occured on the property, except to maintain the signs and portage trail. There is a nature trail along the Russian River at the first major turn-out (northbound on East Side Potter Valley Road).
Park Location: McKee Park is adjacent to the Potter Valley Road and includes
several roadside turnouts, allowing relatively easy public access to the east
fork of the Russian River. The riverside in this area is thickly shaded with a
variety of native oaks and bay trees. Wading, swimming, and fishing are popular
activities; however, as the posted signs warn, the waters are dangerous, and
there are no attendants on site. McKee Park
provides the public with this rare access to a lovely stretch of the Russian
Click here for a map and driving directions.
Features and Facilities:
There is a nature trail along the Russian River at the first major
turn-out northbound on East Side Potter Valley Road, and other turnouts
provide public access to the river for wading, swimming, and
fishing. Many areas are well shaded by a variety of native oak
and bay trees, providing a welcome respite during hot summer
CAUTION IS NECESSARY: Signs are posted along the
parkway warning visitors about the dangerous waters, and no attendants
are on site. With the proper precautions, though, you can relax
and enjoy any one of many spots along the river.
Reservations: No reservations are required to visit McKee Parkway, and there are no day use fees.
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1010, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4441; fax-(707) 463-5649