California Department of Fish and Wildlife

South Spit 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 - south Humboldt Bay approximately 5 miles southwest of Eureka

Phone Number: (707) 445-6493

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: No rifles, pistols or archery equipment may be used or possessed. No camping is allowed.

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

Description: This long, narrow spit of land is 598 acres of coastal beach dunes that provides habitat for dune plant species.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Fishing, wildlife viewing, and hiking are permitted. Ravens, foxes, and raccoons are regularly seen here, and the area is rich in shoebirds and waders.

Hunting: Waterfowl, coot, and snipe are allowed 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 02/09