Freshwater Lagoon, Orick

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Freshwater Lagoon is the northernmost and smallest of three similar lagoons within Humboldt Lagoons State Park, along the coast of Humboldt County, California.
It is located between Trinidad to the south and Orick at the mouth of Redwood Creek to the north.
The lagoons are shallow bays between rocky headlands where coastal wave action has formed a sandy bar separating each lagoon from the Pacific Ocean. The lagoons are resting areas for migratory waterfowl using the Pacific Flyway between Lake Earl on the Smith River estuarine wetlands 40 miles (70 kilometers) to the north and Humboldt Bay on the Mad River estuarine wetlands 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the south.
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  • I am a local and have been by here many times. I even saw a pod of orcas swimming by from this location. It is right off the highway and easy to walk along this beach if that is your thing. Just don't...  more »
  • Loved the views motoring along 101. There were times when the highway seemed level with the ocean. Pristine beaches and folks strolling in ocean air makes me want to be a Californian, almost.  more »
  • Beautiful area parking's a little tight. Great place to take the family.
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