Redwood National Park
The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) features an impressive diversity of nature.
Considered as one of the most unique ecosystems on our planet where there is a serene balance
between ancient coast redwood groves, gray whales, black bears, banana slugs and much more.
Includes Del Norte, Jedediah Smith and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
Smith River National Recreation Area
The beautiful Smith River offers fishing for steelhead, trout, and salmon.
During the summer months, the pure, clean waters of the Smith River are perfect
for swimming, rafting, or fishing and the forested mountainsides present occasions
for hiking, bird watching, wildflower walks, or perhaps just lounging in the sun.
Six Rivers National Forest - Crescent City
Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks
in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles.
Pelican Beach California
Pelican Beach offers beautiful ocean views from its undeveloped location next to the Oregon border.
The beach has the distinction of being the northern-most state beach.
Crissey Field State Park
Location: US-101, just across the Oregon State Border.
Stroll along the edge of the Winchuck River estuary until it joins the Pacific Ocean. Birds abound.
Harbor seals and California sea lions surf and feed in this rich mix of fresh and salt water.
Follow the trail through ancient driftwood logs into a fragile dune system filled with unique native plant species,
miniature wetlands, and old-growth Sitka spruce trees.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
North Humboldt County
A marshland habitat with a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals.
The park offers boating, fishing, bird watching, beach combing, hiking and if you bring your own boat then enjoy exploring the lagoon.
Patrick's Point State Park
North Humboldt County
A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean
offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
See also a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, and three family campgrounds.
Harry Merlo State Recreation Area
North Humboldt County
Adjacent to Humboldt Lagoons State Park, this area is a popular place for visitors who like to fish.
Redwood Coast Guest Ranches:
Orman Guest Ranch & Stables - Crescent City CA
- 67 acres of old fashioned camping.
Reservation Ranch - Smith River CA
- Motel, restaurant & lounge, RV Park at the mouth of the Smith River - February Fishing Derbies.
Marble Mountain Ranch - Somes Bar CA
- blends the best of the Klamath National Forest with premier horseback trail riding, whitewater rafting, sporting clays, fly fishing on the Middle Klamath & Trinity Rivers and new for 2009, jet boat supported fly fishing on the Lower Klamath.
Redwood Coast Fishing Charters:
More Redwood Coast Recreation:
- Salmon Sportfishing Season - Usually 1st week of September.
Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery
Smith River, CA
Numerous school children visit the hatchery and several of the local schools have developed classroom incubation programs.
Salmon Spawning Seasons run November to March.
North Coast Marine Mammal Center - Crescent City Harbor
private Non-Profit Organization dedicated to Rescue and Rehabilitation of stranded, sick or injured seals and sea lions.
The Center was founded and incorporated in 1983 by a Veterinarian, Dennis Wood D.V.M.
Ocean World Aquarium - Crescent City Harbor
Over a half million gallons of sealife exhibits
including sharks, sea lions, rays and wolf eels. Also look for the shark petting pool, tide pools and sea lion shows.
There is also the 45-minute guided tour.
Battery Point Lighthouse - Redwood Coast
Battery Point is a small islet just off the coast from the harbor that can be accessed by an isthmus at low tide.
St George's Reef Lighthouse - Redwood Coast
St. George Reef is a collection of exposed rocks and covered ledges lying about eight miles northwest of Crescent City.
Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Castle Rock is an island located a half mile offshore of Crescent City, California.
A 14-acre offshore rock with steep cliffs and sparse vegetation - The refuge is not open to public access.
Established in 1981 to protect an important migration staging area of the endangered Aleutian Canada goose.
Second largest seabird breeding colony in California.
Redwood Coast Adventure Outfitters
Adventure Guides for this area:
Smith River Fishing
- David Castellanos will treat you to the finest light tackle fishing for these hard fighting coastal river chrome bright trophies.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park - Orick CA
A marshland habitat with a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals. The day use picnic areas and visitor center are at the north end of Stone Lagoon.
The park offers boating, fishing, beach combing, hiking and if you bring your own boat and enjoy exploring lagoon.
Tolowa Dunes State Park
This park takes in some of the finest wetlands habitat on California’s northern coast.
This is an ancient sand dune complex that has evolved into several distinct ecological communities.
Shipwreck of the SS Emidio - Crescent City Harbor
SS Emidio was a 6912-ton tanker which became the first casualty of the Imperial Japanese Navy's submarine force
off the California Coastline in WWII.