Humboldt Lagoons State Park


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Humboldt Lagoons State Park


Location:On US Highway 101, 40 miles north of Eureka and 55 miles south of Crescent City.
Facilities:Boat-in and environmental campsites, picnic areas, hiking trails, boat ramps, visitor center, bookstore.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, beachcombing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Humboldt Lagoons State Park and the adjacent Harry A. Merlo SRA (see separate entry) include three lagoons. Dry Lagoon was drained for farmland in the early 1900s, and Stone Lagoon was the site of dairy farms. Today the marshland habitat has returned and supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds, and other animals. The beach here provides access to six miles of beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, and agate hunting, or visitors can bring their own boats and explore the lagoon.
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=416
Size: 2,217 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Humboldt Lagoons State Park protects three big estuaries--small bays, in essence, separated from one another by rocky headlands and from the rough ocean by long sandbars.
I SHOULD WARN YOU ABOUT THE ROOSEVELT ELK," SAID MARNA POWELL, OWNER OF KAYAK ZAK'S, A BOAT RENTAL CONCESSION IN HUMBOLDT LAGOONS STATE PARK, AS SHE DRAGGED A YELLOW PLASTIC KAYAK DOWN TO THE WATERLINE FOR ME.
Right on the water, boat-in-only campsites just opened in Humboldt Lagoons State Park.

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