Humboldt Lagoons SP

State Park

In the early 1900's Dry Lagoon was drained by early farmers and several types of crops were attempted but none proved economical.  Several dairy ranches were established along the shores of Stone Lagoon.

Later, when the highway was improved, a motel-restaurant called the "Little Red Hen" was located next to the lagoon. This business continued in operation until 1979. The restaurant building was remodeled into a museum and park office and is now the Humboldt Lagoons Visitor Center and Bookstore.

Today the marshland habitat has returned and supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals. There are day use only picnic areas at the visitor center. The park offers boating, fishing, and hiking.

Bring your own boat and enjoy exploring the lagoon. At the beach you have access to six miles of bird watching or whale watching.

Humboldt Lagoons State Park Video

Location/ Directions

Humboldt Lagoons is located 40 miles north of Eureka and 55 miles south of Crescent City on Highway 101.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

Coastal/Temperate. Summer is foggy, cool and damp, with temperatures averaging 50-60 degrees. Winter temperatures average 40-50 degrees with a 60" annual rainfall occurring mostly November - May.  Spring and Fall are typically very nice. 
Bring warm/layered clothing.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Day-use areas are open
    sunrise to sunset year-round

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 677-3570

  • Region

    North Coast



  • Purchase Annual Passes

Operating Hours

Visitor Center
Open - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Day-use Areas
Sunrise to Sunset year-round

Boat-In Camping

Dry Lagoon

Can I bring the dog? - Not for camping or in dune area.


15336 Highway 101
Trinidad, CA 95570