Azalea State Natural Reserve

This park unit is open at limited capacity. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (May 27, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Day Use Vehicular Access.
  • Very limited parking is now available to the public.
  • Trails.
  • Beaches.

Phone Number

(707) 488-2041

Park Hours

Day use only Sunrise to Sunset

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on trails.

Driving Directions to Azalea SNR

5 miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit off of Highway 101. Drive 2 miles east on North Bank Road and turn left into the reserve.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking

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A reserve for western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). Each spring, a profusion of pink and white blossoms scents the air. There is a picnic area available. Plan to visit in April and May when azaleas are in bloom.

Location - Directions

5 miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit off of Highway 101. Drive 2 miles east on North Bank Road and turn left into the reserve.

Dog Rules

  • No dog is allowed outside the parking lot.
  • Dogs must remain on 6 foot or less leash while in the parking lot. 

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

Coastal/temperate. Summer 50-60. Morning and evening fog is common. Winter 40-50 with 35" of annual rainfall occurring mostly November - May.