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Humboldt Lagoons State Park

15336 Hwy 101, Trinidad, CA 95570
707-488-2041
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: State Parks
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Chicago
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208 reviews 208 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I could spend days here photographing the many moods of the marshes. The are so amazing and kaleidoscopic. Send the rest of the crew off to the red woods and stay here..

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Eureka, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great camping and fishing. It is right next to the ocean so you can fish the lagoon or walk on the beach while camping or having a picnic.

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Tokyo
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Spent a couple hours here with my 3 year old son, and most of the time we had the entire beach to ourselves. We watched the waves, ran in and out of the waves before they could get us, threw stones into the waves, and generally had a super fun time, just the boys.

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Loma Linda, California
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beaches, freshwater lagoons, elk ... just beautiful! Uncrowded, peaceful. Definitely worth a stop (or two!) along your travels in this area.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

the humboldt lagoons state park area gets little mentioned in travel books. Maybe that is the reason this strikingly rich visual area of ocean beach, forested hills and fresh water lagoons seem quiet and uncrowded. Awesome to witness only a beach separating the ocean from a fresh water pond. Saw Elk in area right off US 101 while traveling between... More

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Gearhart, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Highway 101 has many interesting and/or beautiful sights as you drive through Northern California. This is one. I have to admit never having searched for agates or otherwise enjoyed more than the view. I just see it as another reason to drive 101 instead of faster, less interesting I-5. It is worth seeing but not worth the trip by itself.

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Humboldt Lagoons SP consists of three lagoons. They are, from south to north -- Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon. I think they are all considered "freshwater", although during big winter storms the ocean does break over the sand strip into Big Lagoon. There is also "Dry Lagoon", which was drained in the early 20th Century, and is marshland... More

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Uncrowded, lovely. Can be chilly. Dry Lagoon can be a good place to find agates. The long beach between Big Lagoon and the ocean is great for walking or jogging. The ocean at Big Lagoon is very dangerous!

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A must see on a visit through the Redwoods. The lagoons are a unique feature on this part of the coast.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Close to 101 but feels very remote. Best of both water worlds, Pacific Ocean on one side and freshwater lagoon on the other. Perfect for hiking, fishing, boating, birding...

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