Day-use areas are open
sunrise to sunset year-round
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
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Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
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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
Humboldt Lagoons is located 40 miles north of Eureka and 55 miles south of Crescent City on Highway 101.
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.