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Arcata Bay

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Arcata Bay is located at the top of the northern coast of California in the Arcata Bay Kayak Fishingnorthern half of the Humboldt Bay, about 100 miles south of the Oregon border and 275 miles north of San Francisco. Arcata Bay is part of Humboldt Bay, Divided by Highway 101, Arcata is located only six miles north of Eureka.

 The pacific and California halibut are both found in the waters of Arcata Bay. Of the two, the California halibut is the main focus of anglers in the bay. The average halibut runs from 8-16  pounds but they can grow up to 50 to 75 lbs.

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Low 41 42 44 48 51 53 53 53 51 48 44 41

Open: Boating and camping are allowed year-round seven days a week. The day use areas are open daily from sunrise to sunset. 

Fees: There are both free and fee camping facilities. There aren’t any day use or launch fees at the Eureka Marina public launch, but there is a fee for parking.

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Bay Facilities:  There are nature, jogging and bicycling trails, bird watching and picnicking, water, flush toilets and shaded picnic tables. Restaurants, gasoline and groceries are nearby. Power boating, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, jet and waterskiing, and fishing are allowed in the bay.

Eureka Marina Ph: 707 268-1973 The Eureka Public Marina is located at 500 West The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookWaterfront Drive. Amenities include a two lane launch ramp, fish cleaning station, parking area, public restroom, tenant shower building with coin operated laundry machines, and a waste oil disposal facility.  The boat launch is open to the public free of charge 24 hours a day.

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