Dana Point, California: White Squirrels of the Pacific

Since 2007, a colony of white squirrels has frolicked in the small oceanfront park of Dana Point.
Address:
Dana Drive, Dana Point, CA
Directions:
Dana Point Harbor Drive, then turn west onto Island Way. Drive across the causeway. At the end you'll see the statue of Richard Henry Dana. The squirrels can be seen to both the left and right of the statue, along a quarter-mile stretch of Dana Drive.
Admission:
Free parking
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White squirrel.

White Squirrels of the Pacific

We found white squirrels as well as some speckled brown ones. They live in the rocks along the channel leading to the marinas, near the statue of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

[Debbie Geady, 01/27/2020]

White squirrel.

White Squirrels of the Pacific

We saw quite a few white squirrels.

[John Brown, 12/24/2018]

White squirrel.

White Squirrels of the Pacific

Just a tip: we found one white squirrel located in the rocks just below the grassy area. They are ground squirrels. You will not find them in the trees.

[Brandy, 12/16/2015]
White Squirrels of the Pacific

No white squirrels to be found 4/10/15. Nice place to visit.

[Tracey, 04/12/2015]

The white squirrels are wild and their presence is unpredictable!

White Squirrels of the Pacific

Made a stop to see the white squirrels and while the park had lots and lots of squirrels we never saw any of the famous white squirrels. It was disappointing.

[Hale, 12/03/2014]

The Dana Point white squirrel sightings are not a sure thing, but we can tell you from experience that even towns claiming to be overrun by white squirrels are hit or miss....


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