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 Big Lagoon
7 miles north of Trinidad; exit HWY 101 at Big Lagoon Park Road and follow signs. Fee for Day Use and Camping.

Activities: Boat Launching;Picknicking; Camping; Fishing; Swimming; Beachcombing

Length of Stay: 7 days
Reservations: NO
Day Use: $2
Camping: $20
Boat Launch: yes
Hiking Trails:
Bike Trails: NO
Dogs: OK (2)
Horses: NO
Host: YES
Tent Sites: 25
RV Spaces:
Cook Fires: OK - (3)
Beach Fires: OK (4)
Firewood: (5) & (6)
Toilets: Flush *
Showers:
 About Humboldt County Parks
Humboldt County's parks and recreational areas are located along the Pacific Ocean and the Eel, Van Duzen, Mattole, and Mad rivers. Included in this system are beach areas, virgin redwood groves, boat ramps and fishing accesses. The parks offer camping, picknicking, swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing and clamming for the enjoyment of County residents and visitors.
 News:
July 20, 2012 - Camping Reservations for Grizzly Creek State Park
May 24, 2012 - Grizzly Creek State Park to Stay Open
March 27, 2009 - Clam Beach was awarded a Reader's Choice Award for best beach on the North Coast by Times-Standard readers!
 Fast Facts:
Humboldt County Parks have a combined total acreage of 478 acres which is approximately %.02 of all County Acreage.

Total State and Federal Public Lands In Humboldt County:
630,846 acres
28% 
 Additional Park Info
 
  • Day use hours: 5 am to midnight (except Freshwater) 
  • Check out for camping is 1 pm 
  • Groups: Freshwater Gazebo $250 
  • Groups: Freshwater Gazebo & West. Park $450 
  • Groups: Pamplin Grove M-Th $250 
  • Fri, Sat, Sun, and Holidays $500 
  • Bike/Walk-in camping is $8 per person per night, children 12 and under free with an adult.
  • Extra Vehicles $5, limit one 
  • Electrical Hookups available at Big Lagoon (1 site) and Van Duzen - Swimmer's Delight (6 sites), cost is $8/night.
  • Handicap/Veteran/Senior(62+) Discount $2 off vehicle camping, and $1 off day use & hike/bike camping. ID is required for discounts and can include:  
    • Handicap parking placard
    • Veteran ID (VA card, Military ID, etc)
    • State ID with proof of age (for Seniors)

More information can be obtained by calling the Humboldt County Parks Office at (707) 445-7651.


(1) Maximum stay in any 30 day period begins the first day you stay 
(2) $2 extra charge for camping with a dog 
(3) Cook only in metal rings or barbecues 
(4) Not over 30" diam.; over 100' seaward, 
of vegetative dunes, 50' from any flammables 
300' from known snowy plover nest 
(5) Host sells Firewood when Available 
(6) an armload of ocean driftwood ok to collect 
* Americans With Disabilities Act Compliant 
(7) Maximum 10 people per campsite 

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Because of lack of financial resources, Humboldt County park facilities are considered to be more primitive than facilities managed by other agencies.

All campgrounds are equipped with sanitary facilities and cold running water, and many visitors enjoy the more rustic setting offered by the Humboldt County Park System.

PLEASE NOTE:

The park and recreational areas are for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of others. Please help keep them clean.

Off-road vehicles are prohibited on County beach areas.

Reservations are not accepted for campgrounds. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.

If litter receptacles are not provided, please take all garbage with you. Dumping of household garbage is strictly prohibited.