County Parks & Facilities


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:

April 6, 2021: Campgrounds at Big Lagoon, Clam Beach, Samoa, Swimmers Delight (Van Duzen), and A.W. Way are open. Campground capacities are reduced to support social distancing. The shower facilities will be closed until County Parks staff receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Pamplin Grove group campground at Van Duzen County Park remains closed. Reservations for Pamplin Grove are not being taken at this time due to uncertainty on when group gatherings will be allowable under public health guidance. An update on the status of the Pamplin Grove group campground and reservations will be issued by June 1, 2021. The Freshwater Park playground, creek access, and volleyball court are open. The Freshwater Park gazebo is not available for group reservations. A decision about whether or not the seasonal dam will be installed on Freshwater Creek this summer will be made by June 1, 2021, and posted on this website.

  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.

Helpful Documents