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About Samoa Dunes Recreation Area in Samoa, California

Samoa Dunes Recreation Area is a sandy off-highway vehicle play area on Samoa Peninsula near Eureka. The recreation area is located on the south end of the North Jetty at the entrance to Humboldt Bay.

This area was an old US military property (a Coast Guard Station still exists nearby) and even the site of a lighthouse in the 1800’s. Remnants of the ammunition bunkers and lighthouse can be found if you search around. The property is now managed by the Bureau of Land Management for public recreational use. Off-road motorcycle, off-highway vehicle, and ATV riding is popular as is bird-watching and beachcombing on the long expanse of beach from here northward. Surfing is common all along the peninsula and especially near the harbor entrance where the break is known as “North Jetty”.

To get there drive from Eureka across Arcata Bay on Highway 255, then turn south on New Navy Base Road and continue to the end of the peninsula. RV camping spaces are available at the nearby boat launch area called Samoa Boat Ramp County Park.

95 New Navy Base Rd
Samoa, CA 95564
Park Name
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, BLM
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off leash if under voice control
No fees required
Fishing, Birdwatching, Hiking, Surfing, OHV, Hiking, Camping
Off-Highway Vehicle Area, Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Dunes, RV Campground, Boat Launch
Map of Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Bayview, US
11:59 am, July 12, 2024
temperature icon 59°F
L: 53° H: 59°
Feels like 58.8 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 7.43
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:56 am
Sunset: 8:48 pm
Humidity 82 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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