California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Eel River Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Allowed fishing Pheasant hunting allowed Waterfowl hunting allowed Hunting with Shotgun allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Humboldt County - 15 miles southwest of Eureka, off Highway 101

Phone Number: (707) 445-6493

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed. Camping is not allowed.

Access: From Highway 101 take Hookton Road west to Table Bluff Road.

Description: This 2,131 acre Wildlife Area contains one of the largest riparian forests remaining on California's north coast.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are allowed. Tundra swans, shorebirds, and migrating waterfowl are among the birds that can be seen here, as well as mammals such as fox, deer, river otter, and a variety of marine mammals.

Hunting: Waterfowl, snipe, and pheasant are permitted during those seasons.

Facilities: 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.

KC/WLB 04/09