(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.