California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Elk River Wildlife Area - Humboldt County

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

Location: Humboldt County - 2 miles south of Eureka, on the east side of Hwy 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 just south of Eureka, turn east onto Elk River Road.

Description: This 104 acre Wildlife Area consists of both coastal salt marsh and riparian wetlands. Tidal influence is evidenced by the occurrence of salt tolerant plants such as cordgrass and pickleweed in low spots.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing permitted. Among the mammals that can be seen are gray fox, coyote, mink, weasel, and river otter.

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 04/09