Elk River Wildlife Area - Humboldt Countylast updated: July 2013
  • Humboldt County - 2 miles south of Eureka, on the east side of Hwy 101.
Special Restrictions:
  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • From Highway 101 just south of Eureka, turn east onto Elk River Road.
  • This 104 acre Wildlife Area consists of both coastal salt marsh and riparian wetlands. Tidal influence is evidenced by the occurrence of salt tolerant plants such as cordgrass and pickleweed in low spots.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area
  • Fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing permitted. Among the mammals that can be seen are gray fox, coyote, mink, weasel, and river otter.
  • Waterfowl, coot, and snipe are permitted during open seasons.
  • None
PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold. 
  • Main Office
    • (530) 225-2300
  • Field Office
    • 619 Second Street
    • Eureka, CA 95501
    • (707) 445-6493
    • FAX: (707) 445-6664

Contact Elk River Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

Contact Elk River Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

Neil Manji
Regional Manager - Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, California  96001
Phone: (707) 445-6493
Fax: (530) 225-2055


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  • Humboldt County, California

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