Humboldt County Parks

The parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, beach combing and clamming for the enjoyment of County residents and visitors.

Parks North to South

Big Lagoon - Trinidad
With its long sand spit separating the lagoon from the ocean, Big Lagoon is a beachcombing paradise, and if one is willing to walk far enough you can truly be alone. Big Lagoon County Park offers camping, fishing, boating, swimming and kayak rentals from Kayak Zak's.

Luffenholtz Beach & County Park - Trinidad
Luffenholtz park offers a sweeping overlook of the Pacific Ocean, picnic area and trail down to the beach.

Moonstone Beach - Trinidad
A great spot for surfing, surf kayaking and just walking, this beach has it all --- rocks to climb, tide pools, sea caves, plenty of sand and the Little River for boating and swimming.

Clam Beach - McKinleyville
Very few parks in California allow camping right on the beach, but Clam Beach County Park is one of them.

Hammond Trail - Arcata
This 5-plus mile hiking/biking/equestrian component of the California Coastal Trail stretches from the Arcata Bottoms northward to Clam Beach County Park in McKinleyville.

Mad River - Boat Ramp Arcata
This beach has coastal dunes and grasses behind the wave slope. Perfect for that long walk on the beach or hike around in the secret world of the dunes.

Freshwater - Eureka
During the summer, Freshwater Creek is dammed up to create a freshwater pool.  The park features a playground, swimming area, picnic areas with bbq pits & tables, restrooms and a group area with a gazebo, cooking facilities, electricity, water and a large grass area for event or activities.

Samoa Boat Ramp - Eureka
Located on the southern tip of Samoa, accross from Eureka, this park features a boat launch into Humboldt Bay and RV camping facilities.

Crab Park 
Pedrazzini Boat Ramp 
Loleta/Fields Landing Boat Ramp - Fields Landing

Centerville County Park & Beach - Ferndale
On this secluded beach you can marvel at the impressive sandstone cliffs, view wildlife and birds, and even see mother whales migrating with their young in April and May when they swim closer to land.

Van Duzen: Swimmers Delight & Pamplin Grove - Carlotta
Beautiful virgin redwood groves. Great for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing and swimming in the Van Duzen River.

A. W. Way - Petrolia
Situated on a large flat embraced by a long bend in the Mattole River, A.W. Way County Park contains wide grassy spaces ideal for family camping.

Southern Humboldt Community Park - Garberville
The Southern Humboldt Community Park features a playground, public beach access to the South Fork of the Eel River and 3.5 miles of interpretive trails.

For more information on each park, go to the county website:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/portal/living/county_parks/default.asp