From the 1975 Pescadero Creek Park Master Plan:

"Pescadero Creek Park is a unique resource of water and redwoods. The land is fragile and beautiful in a timeless sense. Natural resources, as opposed to cultural and social resources, retain this quality until the forces of nature modify them; evolutionary stages, over thousands of years, may create an entirely new ecosystem. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission, and groups and individuals in support of the Pescadero Creek Park, are aware of this unique resource, but at the same time, are aware of the need for recreational facilities for citizens. Thus, the Board of Supervisors requested that the master plan for Pescadero Creek Park be developed in a sensitive manner, with respect for the value of the resource but, at the same time, providing the greatest and most diverse recreational opportunities possible."