Arcata - Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary569 South G Street
Arcata, California 95521
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is 307 acres and this beautiful park has a little something for everyone. Located on the north side of Humboldt Bay, these wetlands are the temporary home to thousands of migrating birds as well as a bevy of plants, insects and mammals.
There are also five miles of walking trails and an interpretive center that has interactive exhibits, free maps and literature, a bookstore, bird checklists and a log of recent bird sightings.
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to relax, enjoy the sunshine & fresh air and take in some amazing views of the bay.
How to get there:
Traveling South: Take Highway 101 south to the South G Street exit and follow it to the right. The park will be on the left. You can also keep going on G Street until you reach Samoa Blvd. Turn left and then make a left on I street to get to the west side parking lot.
Traveling North: Take the Samoa Blvd (Highway 255) exit West and turn left on G street. You can also turn left on I street to the west side parking lot.
The interpretive center is open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Monday 1-5 p.m. Closed on major holidays.
For more information on birding, we suggest you join the Redwood Region Audubon Society's tour which they lead every Saturday at 8:30am, rain or shine. Meet at the foot of I Street. You do not need a reservation to take the tour. You can also visit them on the web at; www.rras.org
Keep Humboldt Beautiful ~ Please pack out all of your garbage.
For more information on the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, visit its Website.
Other things to do in the area:
Check out the Arcata Community Forest if you're looking to stay outdoors. There are also quite a few Art Galleries that showcase the incredible talent in the area. The Marsh is also centrally located to some amazing Humboldt County Beaches.
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