Azalea State Reserve

How to get there: 5 miles north of Arcata, California just east of Highway 101 on North Bank Rd. For information call (707) 488-2041.

A 30 acre reserve for western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). Each spring, a profusion of pink and white blossoms scents the air. The reserve offers a short self-guided nature trail with emphasis on other plants of the north coast area. There is a picnic area available.

Azalea State Reserve in a nutshell:

Visitation: 4,000 per year.
Location/directions: Five miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit off of Highway 101. Drive two miles east on North Bank Road and turn left into the reserve.
Address: 15336 Highway 101, Trinidad, CA 95570.
Telephone: (707) 488-2041
Operating hours/seasons: Day use only - sunrise to sunset.
Climate/recommended clothing: Coastal/temperate.
Summer: 50-60. Morning & evening fog is common.
Winter: 40-50 with 35 inches of annual rainfall occurring mostly November through May.
Travel Directions: Five miles north of Arcata, California via Highway 101 and two miles east on North Bank Rd. (Highway 200).
Transportation (to the park/in the park): Greyhound Bus line has both north and south routes on Highway 101. No transportation from Highway 101 or in the park.
Fees/costs/rates: None.
Facilities: One mile nature trail and grassy picnic area.
Reservations/permits: Not available.
Basic visit recommendations: Plan to visit in April/May when azaleas are in bloom.
Special events/programs: None
Visitor impacts: Low use.
Adjacent visitor attractions: Trinidad State Beach, Patrick's Point State Park, Fort Humboldt State Park.

Additional North Coast Redwoods District State Parks links:

[Azalea State Reserve]
[Benbow Lake State Recreation Area]
[Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park]
[Fort Humboldt State Historic Park]
[Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Standish - Hickey State Recreation Area]
[Humboldt Redwoods State Park ]
[Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ]
[Humboldt Lagoons State Park]
[Lake Earl State Park]
[Patrick's Point State Park]
[Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Richardson Grove State Park]
[Sinkyone Wilderness State Park]
[Trinidad State Beach]

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Revised: 19 September 1997
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