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.
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.
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.