Nestled in the valley of the Eel River between Redwoods and the Lost Coast of northern California is the Southern Humboldt Community Park. Located just outside Garberville, the unique natural beauty of this 430-acre park with grasslands, upland forests, prime farmland and native redwoods inspires deep appreciation and reverence for nature.
This is a great place for outdoor recreation. Enjoy the playground, public beach access to the South Fork of the Eel River, 3.5 miles of interpretive trails; hiking, birdwatching, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, picnicking, a disc golf course, a meditation labyrinth and a skate park.
Birdwalks: postponed indefinitely effective 1/1/21 Audubon guided birdwalks: Birdwalks at the Community Park are offered the third Sunday morning of each month, weather permitting. The birdwalks start at 8 a.m. in the summer and 9 a.m. in the winter. No dogs please. Park by kiosk near farmhouse in main entrance.
From the North - Take Hwy 101 to Garberville. Take the second Garberville exit onto Sprowel Creek Rd. Make a right onto Sprowel Creek Road. The main entry to the park is on the left hand side of the road and has a sign at the main gate.
From the South - Take the Garberville exit off Hwy 101. Proceed to the stop sign in the middle of town. Turn left on Sprowel Creek Road . The park is less than 1 mile from Garberville. The main entrance is on the left hand side of Sprowel Creek Road and has a sign at the main gate.