Lacks Creek

(707) 825-2300 (Arcata Field Office)
Open for day use

Lacks Creek is a recreational hidden treasure and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Ride a horse  or bike along the multi-use trails, or find your own secluded campsite with a view. Lacks Creek is located  in Humboldt’s northern Coast Range, about 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 20 miles  northeast of Eureka. The area includes 9,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management public lands, 7,000  acres of which are within the Lacks Creek watershed. The management area is surrounded by large  private land timber holdings, and the region contains some of the most productive and intensively  managed commercial forest lands in the United States. The immediate surroundings are sparsely  populated with scattered ranches in adjacent Redwood Valley. For directions, drive east on Highway 299 for 18 miles from Highway 101. Turn left at the Redwood Valley turnoff (Bair Road) and travel 4 miles.  Make a right turn at the sign that reads “Hoopa – 22 miles”, and travel 6 miles up this windy gravel road.  The entrance is a left turn. 

Trinity River Farm

2443 HWY-96, Willow Creek, CA 95573
(530) 629-3200
Open for day use

Trinity River Farm, located in the mountains of eastern Humboldt County near the small town of Willow  Creek, is a family-run business that grows great-tasting fruits and vegetables. The owners of the farm,  the O’Gormans, keep their roadside store open from April 1st until the end of October. Along with their  produce, they sell bedding plants and many local jams, jellies and sauces. Farmer Tom O’Gorman has  created a beautifully landscaped spot and he encourages visitors to walk freely around and picnic. Tom  is particularly proud of the wide variety of trees that he has grown over the years and welcomes anyone  interested to ask for a tour. 

Osprey Cafe

Coffee & Bakery
39010 HWY-299, Willow Creek, CA 95573
(707) 296-8026
Mon-Fri 8-3
Sat & Sun 9-3

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Willow Creek’s organic coffee shop and bakery, </span><b>The Osprey </b><b>Café</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, is beloved by locals and visitors, alike. This cafe serves up prompt, friendly service, outstanding beverages and creative specials on both their breakfast and lunch menus. The Osprey offers a selection of baked goods, as well as waffles (sweet and savory — definitely try the </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Cal Salmon Waffle</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>), quesadillas, smoothies, specialty teas and, of course, locally roasted organic coffee. Sunny mornings are best sipped outside, where you can sit and enjoy your </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Reishi Maca Mocha</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> while taking stunning views of the quaint downtown and surrounding mountains. Grab a grilled sando to take down to the river with you or cool down post-swim on hot afternoons with a scoop of ice cream. </span>

Lily’s Thai Kitchen

40640 HWY-299, Willow Creek, CA 95573
(530) 629-1829
Tue-Sat 11-8
Sun 11-7

Thai food may be unexpected in “Big Foot country”, but it has been warmly embraced by the local community—and with just cause. Lily’s Thai Kitchen is cooking up some made-from-scratch, authentic dishes beyond Pad Thai (which is excellent, btw). Check out the chalkboard for specials and start off with some tasty appetizers. Lily’s menu includes dumplings, eggrolls, spring rolls, crab rangoon, shrimp tempura, deep-fried tofu, wings (both sesame and spicy honey), chicken satay and shrimp tempura. Move on to soup or the extensive rice, noodle, stir fry, curry and soup dishes that come with tofu or your choice of meat and/or seafood. Favorites are Lily’s Fried Rice (Thai classic fried rice, pan fried chicken, pork, shrimp and beef with egg, broccoli, onions, peas, carrots, topped with cilantro); Cashew Nut (chicken, or your protein of choice, sautéed with cashews, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, carrot, oyster sauce and sweet chili paste); Pad Thai, one of four different curry dishes getting rave reviews or a bowl of Tom Yum Kong (hot and sour soup with shrimp, tomato, mushroom, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and lime juice topped with cilantro and green onion and served with a side of steamed jasmine rice). For the complete Lily’s experience, have an Iced Thai Tea or Coffee.