Forestville, California: Muffler Man - Bunyan

A giant fiberglass woodsman stands at the River Bend Campground. The statue was made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses.

River Bend Campground

Address:
11820 River Rd, Forestville, CA
Directions:
River Bend Campground. East of Guerneville, street address is in Forestville but shows as Hilton on maps.
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Muffler Man Bunyan.

Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

The Paul Bunyan Muffler Man at River Bend Campground continues his vigil among the trees and trailers. He's traded in his giant shovel for a giant ax.

[Sheila Duignan, 09/17/2016]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Paul Bunyan muffler man is still at River Bend RV Park. He's in need of a paint job, and is holding a broken paddle/axe.

[Vince, 04/23/2014]

Bunyan, January 2010.

Muffler Man

The Paul Bunyan at this RV Park was in very bad repair. I spoke with the people who manage the park and they said at one time, there was a microphone attached to the statue, which told the story of Paul Bunyan, to all of the children who gathered to sit next to it. The RV Park was not easy to find and the statue deserves a more prominent location. He still carries a canoe paddle.

[Lisa - CA, 06/21/2010]
Muffler Man - Vague Recollections

When i was a kid, in about 1984, I was riding in a car right behind the "Paul Bunyan" muffler man (he did have an axe then). He was being delivered and we thought it was going to Pee Wee Golf, but the big rig turned into that trailer park, and that's my story.

[Bryn Gallagher, 03/31/2010]

Forestville Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Here's our guy at the River Bend Resort at Hilton, downriver from Forestville, CA. Notice that the cutie in the photo is the same one pictured in the 1965 Historical Sighting and that the paddle has been replaced since the previous sighting.

[Gary Solem, 10/25/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Neptune SculptureNeptune Sculpture, Guerneville, CA - 2 mi.
Pee Wee GolfPee Wee Golf, Guerneville, CA - 3 mi.
World's Smallest ChurchWorld's Smallest Church, Forestville, CA - 3 mi.
In the region:
Polar Bear Behind Glass, Port Costa, CA - 52 mi.

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