California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fay Slough Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

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

Location: Humboldt County - East side of Arcata Bay, between Fay Slough and 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: On Highway 101, 2 miles north of the City Eureka, next to Harper Motors.

Description: This 484 acre previously grazed land has been restored to coastal and seasonal wetlands. Riparian woodlands occur along the eastern and southern edges of the area, and are dominated by red alder and willows. Many species of resident and migratory songbirds utilize this habitat, as well as upland game birds, egrets, herons and many species of raptors.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Bird watching and wildlife viewing are allowed. Many species of reptiles and amphibians occur is the area, including pacific chorus frogs, black and northwest salamanders, newts, and gopher snakes.
  • Camping and motel accomodations are available at several nearby locations around Eureka.

Hunting: Waterfowl, coot, and snipe are permitted during open 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 02/09