Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area

Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area


Location:32 miles north of Eureka on US 101.
Activities:Fishing (small boats allowed), windsurfing.
Special Features:Harry A. Merlo SRA and the adjacent Humboldt Lagoons State Park (see separate entry) include three lagoons that can overflow into the ocean during heavy storms, carving a deep channel that can drop their water levels by as much as 6 feet an hour. Later, the surf and tide reform the beach.
Address:c/o North Coast Redwoods District Office
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502

Phone:707-677-3132
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=431
Size: 955 acres.

See other parks in California.