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Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on Humboldt Bay, on the coast of northwestern California. The refuge exists primarily to protect and enhance wetland habitats for migratory water birds using the bay area, including tens of thousands of shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans, and black brant.

Humboldt Bay Refuge consists of 10 units in and around Humboldt Bay, west of Highway 101, near the cities of Arcata and Eureka, California. Information on wildlife-oriented education and recreational opportunities (hiking, observation, boating, hunting and fishing) are available at the Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center at the Salmon Creek Unit.

To get to the refuge office and Salmon Creek Unit: about10 miles south of Eureka, take the Hookton Road Exit from Highway 101. Southbound traffic, turn right at the end of the off ramp, then immediately left onto Ranch Road; northbound traffic, take the overpass, turn right onto Ranch Road. To the Hookton Slough trailhead: drive 1.2 miles west on Hookton Road; the parking area is on the north side of Hookton Road.

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