In the early 1900s Dry Lagoon was drained by early farmers and several types of crops were attempted but none proved economical. Several dairy ranches were established along the shores of Stone Lagoon. Later, when the highway was improved, a motel-restaurant called the "Little Red Hen" was located next to the lagoon. This business continued in operation until 1979. The restaurant building was remodeled into a museum and park office and is now the Humboldt Lagoons Visitor Center and bookstore. Today the marshland habitat has returned and supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals. There are day use only picnic areas at the visitor center and at the north end of Stone Lagoon on the beach. The park offers boating, fishing, beach combing, hiking. Bring your own boat and enjoy exploring lagoon. At the beach you have access to six miles of beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, agate hunting. There is also a three mile Coastal Trail.

5 months ago

Terrible trail! Untraveled. Some parts beautiful, most bushy, swampy and overgrown.

7 months ago

I just did this trail today. The trail is swamped from all the rain we have had so mind the large mud holes, my shoes were caked and my socks were wet but it was awesome to be out there. The trail is in disrepair, it is overgrown in a lot of places, not too many blowdowns but it is definitely in disrepair.

8 months ago

Nice trail above Stone Lagoon

10 months ago

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The trail is not in the best of repair but you can get there without too much trouble. The campgrounds are isolated from each other and there is a bathroom. Easier to kayak across Stone Lagoon.