Azalea State Reserve

A 30-acre reserve for western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). 

Each spring, a profusion of pink and white blossom scent fills the air. The reserve offers a short self-guided nature trail with emphasis on other plants of the north coast area.
There is a picnic area available. Plan to visit in April and May when azaleas are in bloom.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
Coastal/temperate. Summer 50-60. Morning and evening fog is common. Winter 40-50 with 35" of annual rainfall occurring mostly November - May.

Hiking Trails
Nature Trails
Picnic Areas


Directions: 5 miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit (Central Ave) off of Hwy 101. Drive 2 miles east on North Bank Road and turn left into the reserve.(Latitude/Longitude: 40.9186 / -124.0772)


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Azalea State Reserve
5 miles north of Arcata
Humboldt , CA

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