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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. Recent addition: 2D-Axe and Babe the Blue Ox.

River Bend Campground

11820 River Rd, Forestville, CA
River Bend Campground. East of Guerneville, street address is in Forestville but shows as Hilton on maps.
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Babe and Bunyan.

Muffler Man - Bunyan

Paul is looking really good!

[Missy, 11/25/2023]

An effective pairing of an original lumberjack Muffler Man with a 2-D, painted 2020 rendering of Babe the Blue Ox, by artist John Cerney.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pee Wee GolfPee Wee Golf, Rio Nido, CA - 2 mi.
Pee Wee GolfPee Wee Golf, Guerneville, CA - 3 mi.
Junk Art Firefighter, Other SculpturesJunk Art Firefighter, Other Sculptures, Freestone, CA - 6 mi.
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Peanuts Statues, Santa Rosa, CA - 13 mi.

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