Freshwater Lagoon, Orick, Humboldt County California

Freshwater LagoonDriving along Hwy 101 between Trinidad and Orick one encounters a series of lagoons bordering the Pacific Ocean and meandering through redwood, Douglas fir, sitka spruce, willow, and red alder forest. Big Lagoon, Dry Lagoon, Stone Lagoon, and Freshwater Lagoon comprise the area known as Humboldt Lagoons.
Grey Whale in surf, River Otter with Pups, Roosevelt Elk watch.
This is Redwoods Empire, North Coast California. The small town of Orick, CA sits in the middle of this coastal redwood mecca. Several cafes & hotels serve the tourists, plus there are plenty Redwood Park campgrounds closeby. Orick California was named after Indian village that once resided in this region.

Freshwater Lagoon Spit Overnight Use Area is located one mile south of Orick, CA on Highway 101. This is an extended gravel pullout area. Vehicles must parallel park more than 30 feet from the edge of Highway 101. Overnight tent use is located south of the southern-most vehicle access point. No reservations are accepted; spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Facilities include fire pits, chemical toilets, and picnic area with grills. Marna on the water

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