Humboldt Lagoons State Park protects three lagoons on the Pacific Coast in northwest California which are part of the nation's largest lagoon system. Big Lagoon is the largest lagoon and located to the south, Stone Lagoon is located in the middle, and Freshwater Lagoon is the smallest and northernmost lagoon. Dry Lagoon was previously drained by farmers and is now a wetland area.
The lagoons provide families with great kayaking and Freshwater Lagoon provides the most shelter from winds. The lagoons also offer great fishing. Anglers can try catching rainbow trout, brown trout and largemouth in Freshwater Lagoon.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park is home to a wealth of wildlife. It is located on the Pacific Flyway migratory route and over 200 species of birds have been identified within the park. Notable mammals include black bear, Roosevelt Elk and bobcat.