County Parks & Facilities

Responsibilities

Welcome!  Humboldt County Parks comprise a diverse set of public lands containing unique natural and cultural features, with 16 park sites, five miles of paved bike paths, and a combined total acreage of over 900 acres.  The mission of Humboldt County Parks is to provide high-quality outdoor recreational experiences in a safe environment.  Humboldt County Parks provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities including camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing, clamming, hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing.

News and Announcements:


May 28, 2021: Campgrounds at Big Lagoon, Clam Beach, Samoa, Swimmers Delight (Van Duzen), and A.W. Way are open. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The Pamplin Grove group campground at Van Duzen County Park will be open for reservations from June 25 through September 30, 2021. Humboldt County Parks will start taking reservations by phone on Tuesday, June 22, at 8:00 AM.  People seeking to make a reservation at Pamplin Grove can call 707-445-7651 starting at 8:00 am on June 22. Calls will be answered in the order they are received. If the reservation specialist is busy, callers will be added to a list and call-backs will occur in order. The payment deadline will be established at the time of booking. The maximum stay is seven days. A 24-hour gap after each reservation will be incorporated into the schedule to allow time for cleaning and preparation. Groups will need to sign an Agreement that includes a commitment to follow the applicable COVID-19 health and safety guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health. The maximum group size, if any, will depend on the California Department of Public Health guidance in effect at the time. Humboldt County Parks expects that the State of California will update its guidance for outdoor recreation on or around June 15, 2021.

The gazebo area at Freshwater Park will be open for group reservations from June 25 through September 30, 2021. Humboldt County Parks will start taking reservations by phone on Tuesday, June 22, at 8:00 AM. People seeking to make a reservation for the gazebo area at Freshwater Park can call 707-445-7651 starting at 8:00 am on June 22. Calls will be answered in the order they are received. If the reservation specialist is busy, callers will be added to a list and call-backs will occur in order. The payment deadline will be established at the time of booking. Groups will need to sign an Agreement that includes a commitment to follow the applicable COVID-19 health and safety guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health.  



  1. Campgrounds
  2. Beach Access
  3. Boat Ramps
  4. River Acess
The following parks offer campgrounds:

Note: Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis (reservations are not accepted).

Campground Rules and Regulations
Rules and regulations are developed for the safety and convenience of all park visitors, and to protect the parks for the enjoyment of future generations.  Violations of these rules can result in citation and/or removal from the park.  Site-specific rules and regulations may be posted at the park.

  • Quiet Hours are from 10 pm until 8 am.  Loud music and stereos are prohibited at all times
  • Check-out time is 1 pm.
  • Only fee-paying campers are allowed in the campground between midnight and 5 am.
  • Maximum stay limits apply in any 30-day period.
  • Fires are restrict to the fire rings and grills provided.  Portable metal barbecues are acceptable.
  • Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Vehicles are restricted to roads and parking lots.  The speed limit within the campground is 10 mph.
  • Shooting of weapons including bows and arrows, air pellet guns, paintball guns, potato guns, and slingshots is strictly prohibited.


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