Tolowa Dunes SP
2 miles north of Crescent City.
From Crescent City CA take Northcrest Dr. north off of HWY. 101. Access roads are Old Mill Rd. off Northcrest Dr. and further along Northcrest Dr. (which becomes Lake Earl Dr.) turn left on Lower Lake Rd. to Kellogg or Pala Roads.
Lake Earl, CA
Summer days range from the 60's to 70's (degrees fahrenheit). Nights are in the 40's.
Winter days range from the 40's to 60s (degrees fahrenheig). Nights are in the 30's.
Rainfall average is about 60" to 80" per year, falling mostly between November and May.
About the park
The Lake Earl area offers an array of opportunities
for the nature enthusiast. Hundreds of species of
birds including the rare Canada Aleutian goose and
the Peregrine falcon can be seen in the forests
and wetlands. Deer, coyote and raccoons may be spotted
along the many miles of trails that traverse the
Great displays of wildflowers can bee seen in the spring and early summer. Marine mammals such as sea lions and harbor seals can be spotted along the coast; gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja California. Salmon and steelhead are seasonal in the Smith River, cutthroat trout and Starry flounder are in Lakes Earl and Tolowa, and bass and crappie are in Dead Lake.
The Tolowa people were the most recent Native Americans to occupy the area. The natural resources of the area were very important aspect of the Tolowa’s economic and political way of life.
- Hours of Operation:
Open year-round. Day use sunrise to sunset. Campground closed until further notice.
- Park Office Telephone:
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531