Mad River Slough Wildlife Area - Humboldt Countylast updated: July 2013
  • Humboldt County - just west of Arcata City limits.
Special Restrictions:
  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.
  • From Highway 101 in Arcata, take Samoa Boulevard west to the Wildlife Area.
  • This 587 acre wildlife area was formerly part of Arcata Bay's extensive intertidal salt marsh and mudflats. Old tidal sloughs still meander through the land, which is periodically flooded during periods of heavy rain. Egrets, herons, mink, and weasel are found here.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area
  • The Mad River Slough Wildlife Area provides opportunities for spectacular bird watching and wildlife viewing. Red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, kestrels, harriers, kites, and osprey are all occasionally to commonly seen. The shorebirds commonly seen are dunlin, sandpiper, dowitcher, godwit, and willet among many others.
  • 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
    • FAX: (530) 225-2055
  • Field Office
    • 619 Second Street
    • Eureka, CA 95501
    • (707) 445-6493
    • FAX: (707) 445-6664

Contact Mad River Slough Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

Contact Mad River Slough Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

Neil Manji
Regional Manager - Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, California   96001
Phone: (707) 445-6493
Fax: (707) 445-6664


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Humboldt County, California

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