The Humboldt Lagoons - Big Lagoon, Dry Lagoon, Stone Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon, are unique ecosystems that provide unlimited outdoor recreation with miles of beach access.
Big Lagoon is an especially family friendly water playground. On warm sunny days you will see families and friends frolicking in the water along the sandy shoreline that separates the Big Lagoon from the ocean. Big Lagoon is also a favorite for small sailboats and kayaks of all sizes, year-round.
Both Big and Stone Lagoon have boat ramp access. No worries if you forgot to bring the boat, you can rent a kayak at Big Lagoon from Kayak Zak's. - daily -- Memorial through Labor Day Weekend with few exceptions. Every rental comes with a mini-lesson!
Stone Lagoon's shores border Hwy 101. The lagoodn from the outlook at the visitor's center as the early morning fog wisps away, looks like a bucolic lake surrounded by mountains with only a thin strip of sand separating it from the Pacific Ocean. This is another great spot for fishing and kayaking with boat access next to the visitor center adjacent to Hwy 101. The northern entrance has parking and beach access.
Dry Lagoon as its name implies, has no water, but is a great place to spend the day hiking the beach and camping, with access to a three mile coastal trail that will lead to the Stone Lagoon's environmental campsites. Six sites with pit toilet, no water - quiet with great access to beach. Availiable Mid-May thru mid-Sep. Reservations are not accepted, but you can call for same day availability 707-677-3570. Campsites require registration at Patrick's Point State Park to obtain entry code (8 miles south of Dry Lagoon).
Camping is available at all three locations. The Big Lagoon campground, has bathrooms and water with spaces for small trailers & campers. Stone Lagoon is a boat-in only environmental site, access and registration at visitor center.
Freshwater Lagoon, the northernmost lagoon is set off on the opposite side of Hwy 101 and offers some shelter from onshore winds. Laced with grasses and fronds, this lagoon is a favorite spot for fishing.
Day use picnic areas at all four lagoons - sunrise to sunset year-round.
Coastal/temperate. Summer 50-60 with coastal fog common. Winter 40-50 with 60" annual rainfall occurring mostly Nov.-April. Spring & fall are typically very nice. Summer is foggy and cool. Bring warm/layered clothing.
Directions: 40 miles north of Eureka and 55 miles south of Crescent City, CA on Hwy 101.
Latitude/Longitude: 41.1900 / -124.1206