IN THE REDWOODS
Dogs are allowed on a leash of not more than 10' in the State Redwood Parks (Prairie Creek Redwoods and Humboldt Redwoods State Park) within developed areas, park roads and campgrounds, however they are prohibited on trails.
An exception is Cal Barrel Rd Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - This is a gravel 3-mile road, open to cars. It's a winding road through old-growth forest located north of the Prairie Creek Visitor Center on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
To protect species, some beaches may be off limits during breeding times of the year. These areas will be cordoned off and/or posted.
Beach on a leash March thru September:
Loleta - The Eel River Wildlife Area
Ferndale - Centerville Beach 707-445-6493
Other trails that allow dogs on a leash: Hammond Trail - McKinleyville
Most City Parks
Fortuna has a dog park. Next to Fortuna Feed and Garden Center 126 Dinsmore Dr, Fortuna
Here is the scoop on pet stays
More than three dozen inns, hotels, B&Bs, and guest houses welcome dogs as guests in Humboldt County. To see the whole list, go here: Pet Friendly Lodging
Please do not let your dog chase or harass wildlife.
Keep in mind when planning your trip that it is advisable to call before you bring your dog since conditions can change, such as wildlife habitat protection, re-vegetation and other projects.
Important: Health officials advise that pets can be harmed by blooms of blue green algae, which is common in Humboldt County's freshwater lakes, rivers and lagoons in the mid to late summer. Blooms are recognizable as blue-green or brown mats or foam on the surface of the water. Please do not let your dogs swim in the water at these times.