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4 Must-Do Activities in Humboldt Lagoons State Park this Fall

Humboldt Lagoons State Park, highlighted by California State Parks as a must-visit this fall, is your gateway to adventure, wildlife, and coastal autumn landscapes in Yurok Country. Whether you’re just passing through on the 101, or plan on staying overnight, here are 4 different activities to fit into your fall travel.


Autumn at Humboldt Lagoons State Park in Yurok Country.

An Hour or Less

If you’re pressed for time, a visit to the Chah-pekw O' Ket'-toh "Stone Lagoon'' Visitor Center is a must; it's the perfect quick escape to enjoy the fall in Humboldt Lagoons. The deck is a great spot to have a picnic and take in the autumn views.


A Half Day Adventure

Drive to the Dry Lagoon day-use area and trek along the California Coastal Trail to Ryan’s Cove and back. Experience the dunes, crashing waves, wildflowers, and the lush forest that skirts Stone Lagoon.


Full Day Exploration

Rent boats at the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center and embark on a paddling adventure. Fish, birdwatch, and perhaps catch a glimpse of elk, bear, or river otters along the shore. Humboldt Lagoons State Park sits along the Pacific Flyway, a crucial migratory path for numerous bird species across the globe, so make sure to bring your binoculars!


The visitors information for the Humboldt Lagoons State Park.

Overnight Stay

Ryan’s Cove offers a boat-in and hike-in campground with six primitive sites available year-round. Make sure to register at the self-pay station at the Humboldt Lagoons visitor center.


Your fall adventure is just a visit away. Humboldt Lagoons State Park awaits, ready to share its stories, wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. Don’t miss out!




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