Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

While DogTrekker regularly updates off-leash rules, it is important to check to be sure that this area still allows voice control prior to removing your dog’s leash.

Just west of Eureka, a 300-acre expanse of sandy land extends between Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

The Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, once a seasonal food-gathering site for the Wiyote Indians and later, during World War II, a Coast Guard surveillance outpost, is now a multi-recreational park administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It attracts not only OHV enthusiasts, but also hikers, surfers, beachcombers and fishing enthusiasts from throughout the region.

Dogs are welcome off leash as long as they are under voice control.

From U.S. Highway 101 at Eureka, take Highway 255 across the Samoa Bridge. Turn south (left) onto New Navy Base Road. Drive about four miles to parking area.

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