Towns of Humboldt County

  • Located on Hwy 101 about 40 miles north of Eureka.
  • Jumping-off point for Redwood National Park attractions including Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Fern Canyon, Newton Drury Scenic Parkway, Bald Hills Road, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Elk Meadow & Trillium Falls, Lost Man Creek, Redwood Creek and more.
  • Visitor information at the Thomas Kuchel Information Center, Hwy 101, one mile south.
  • Overnight lodging including motels, B&Bs, RV parks and vacation rental cabins.
  • Picnic supplies, gasoline and unique redwood burl & chainsaw sculpture artwork.
  • Located on Hwy 101, about 20 miles north of Eureka, set amid miles of beaches and stunning coastline, Trinidad is a picturesque fishing village.
  • A convenient base for touring Redwood National Park, Patrick’s Point State Park and the beaches, trails and lagoons of northern Humboldt County.
  • Attractions: Trinidad Head (hiking trails and views), Trinidad State Beach, Telonicher Marine Lab, Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, Trinidad Pier, fishing charters and Cher-Ae-Heights Casino. 
  • Chamber of Commerce visitor information kiosk near Post Office & Murphy's Market.
  • Overnight lodging includes B&Bs, numerous vacation home rentals, and many RV parks and cabins along Patrick’s Point Drive. Groceries and dining in town.

 
 
  • Located on the Trinity River, at the junction of Hwys 299 and 96 about one hour east of Hwy 101, Willow Creek is the gateway to Six Rivers National Forest.
  • Headquarters for Trinity River fishing, whitewater rafting and backcountry touring.
  • Attractions: China Flat/Bigfoot Museum, wineries, golf and farm stands.
  • Chamber of Commerce visitor center at Hwy 299 and Hwy 96.
  • Overnight lodging includes motels and vacation cabins. Groceries, supplies, guides and equipment rentals available in town.

 
  • Located at the northern end of Humboldt Bay, near the junction of Hwys 101 and 299.
  • Convenient location for touring Redwood National Park and northern & eastern Humboldt County.
  • California Welcome Center (Hwy. 101, Giuntoli exit) with regional visitor information.
  • Attractions: Arcata Plaza, Natural History Museum, Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata Community Forest and Farmers Market.
  • Home of Humboldt State University and Humboldt Crabs Baseball.
  • Hotels, motels, B&Bs, vacation rentals and dining. Coffee houses & bookshops at plaza.
 
  • Be entertained by many of the year-round productions brought to you by Dell'Arte International.
  • Enjoy the Mad River Festival every summer, as Dell'Arte students, alums, staff and friends seriously clown.   
  • Stop in at the Blue Lake Casino (gaming, music, buffet lunch & dinner) with its new hotel.
  • Go the Mad River Brewing Co. to sample some award winning brews in their sunny beer garden.
  • Get away from it all and relax for a couple of days at the Chumayo Spa.

 
  • Centrally located on Humboldt Bay, less than one hour from Redwood National Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Six Rivers National Forest and most of Humboldt County.
  • Eureka is an “open air museum” of Victorian architecture, with hundreds of beautifully preserved and restored residential and commercial buildings.
  • Old Town Eureka is a National Register Historic District with shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. The Eureka Boardwalk has views of fishing boats and wildlife.
  • Attractions: Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Carson Mansion, Sequoia Park & Zoo, Blue Ox Millworks and Samoa Cookhouse
    Chamber of Commerce visitor center at 2112 S. Broadway (Hwy 101) at Hawthorne.
  • Hotels, motels, B&Bs, vacation rentals and excellent dining, especially in Old Town.
 
 
  •  Located in the farmland of the Eel River Delta, five miles from Hwy 101.
  • A charming, historic town, where a visit is like taking a step back in time.
  • Northern gateway to the Lost Coast; local beaches and country roads & farms.
  • Attractions: Ferndale Museum, Ferndale Cemetery, Fern Cottage and Humboldt County Fairgrounds.
  • Visitor information in the Ferndale Art & Cultural Center, 580 Main Street.
  • Bed & Breakfast inns, fine dining and wonderful shopping on Main Street Ferndale.

 
 
  • Loleta has one of the most scenic vistas of the lower Eel River Valley. You can view dairy farms, livestock ranches, and the Pacific Ocean.
  • It is also home to the renowned Loleta Cheese Factory and former Bank of Loleta building (358 Main Street), which was added to the California Historic Buildings list in 1985.
  • Attractions: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge & the Eel River Wildlife Area, Table Bluff and Crab Park offering hiking, bird watching, and other recreational activities.  
  • Located on Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 36 (to Red Bluff). 30 minutes north of Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
  • Many good choices for lodging and dining. Also known for great antique shopping.
  • An all-American town with nostalgic Main Street, local events and old time hospitality.
  • A convenient base for touring the Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, and the towns of Ferndale, Loleta, Rio Dell & Scotia.
  • Attractions: Fortuna Depot Museum, Rohner Park, Riverlodge Conference Center with heather garden and the Eel River trail. Annual Rodeo and Auto Xpo.
  • Chamber of Commerce visitor information at 735 14th Street.
Fortuna Chamber of Commerce          
  • Located on Hwy 101, just north of the county line, Garberville is the gateway to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Avenue of the Giants and the Lost Coast.
  • Convenient to Richardson Grove State Park, Benbow State Recreation Area, and fishing, swimming, rafting & more on the South Fork of the Eel River.
  • Good shopping for picnic and camping supplies, gasoline, etc.
  • In summer, Garberville has a much warmer climate than that of Humboldt’s coastal towns.
  • Chamber of Commerce visitor information at 782 Redwood Drive.
  • Overnight lodging includes several motels and the historic Benbow Inn.
  • Located just off Hwy 101, ten miles north of Eureka.
  • Location of the Eureka-Arcata airport (ACV) with connections to Sacramento, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
  • Attractions: Clam Beach, Azalea Reserve, Hiller Park and a large portion of the Hammond Trail (coastal walking, biking and equestrian trail).
  • Excellent services including grocery shopping, restaurants, hardware and K-Mart.
  • Lodging at airport (Holiday Inn Express), dining on Central Avenue.
  • Located on Hwy 101, about five miles south of Fortuna.
  • Scotia was an original “company town” built around the redwood sawmills. Rio Dell grew up across the Eel River, and was originally called Wildwood.
  • Attractions: Scotia museum and Scotia Freshwater Aquarium.
  • Lodging at the historic Scotia Inn and the Humboldt Gables motel.
  • Located on the rugged Lost Coast, reached by a steep, twisty drive from Garberville/Redway via the Briceland-Shelter Cove Road.
  • An isolated community of scenic splendor, ideally situated for enjoying the solitude and majestic beauty of the Lost Coast.
  • Attractions: Black Sand Beach, Cape Mendocino Lighthouse, Mal Coombs Park, Golf Course and Fishing Charters.
  • Overnight lodging including B&Bs and motels with sweeping views. Dining in town.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Every town in Humboldt County has its own unique charm
  • Most are within minutes of redwood forests and beaches
  • Our larger towns have plenty of fine dining, arts and nightlife
  • Wherever you stay, you're never far from natural beauty