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Clam Beach County Park


  • Beach access
  • Parking at North Lot, South Lot, and along Clam Beach Drive
  • Beach access mat located at the North Lot allows individuals with disabilities to travel from the parking lot to the high tide line of the beach
  • Access to Hammond Trail at South Parking Lot
  • Restrooms
  • Campground (13 sites, 2 ADA Accessible sites, first-come/first-serve, three-night maximum, no showers)
  • $30 camping fee
  • No day-use fee
  • Accessible beach wheelchairs: available by reservation.
  • Popular for beachcombing, clamming, horseback riding, wildlife viewing
  • Adjacent to Little River State Beach (managed by California State Parks)


7 1/2 miles north of Arcata (near McKinleyville) off HWY 101 (exit Clam Beach Park off-ramp).