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South Spit Wildlife Area


South Spit Wildlife Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and is known as Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay. Additional information can be obtained on the BLM website for the area.

The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007. This long, narrow spit of land is 598 acres of coastal beach dunes that provides habitat for dune plant species. Ravens, foxes, and raccoons are regularly seen here, and the area is rich in shorebirds and waders.

For more information, call the Northern Region Eureka office at (707) 445-6493.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails Waterfowl Hunting Hunting with Shotguns

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Waterfowl, coot, and snipe may be present.

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Humboldt County

south Humboldt Bay approximately 5 miles southwest of Eureka

Access: From Highway 101 take Hookton Road west to Table Bluff Road to South Jetty Road.

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