Arcata Marsh | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
3.6 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Overnight parking available in the lot just outside the yellow gate of the marsh, suitable for cars and small rigs only. No facilities, but you can fall asleep to frogs and wake up to birds! People arrive early to use the marsh. Be respectful to the locals and leave no trace!

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Stayed here expecting to be bothered by tweeckers, I was not disappointed in that matter.
although I stayed outside the yellow gate I notice a lot of people stayed inside the marsh which was way better than the crack pot outside.
Lovely place, dreadful neighbors

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As previously described though some questionable characters were hanging around. At about 9 PM quite a few cars started to show up. Some had to turn around because lot filled up. Nobody bothered me though and I had a good night's sleep. Marsh walk in the morning was interesting. I would recommend staying somewhere else if you have that option.

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Spent a quiet night here and got up early to take a walk on the trails and pick blackberries (mid-September). Good Verizon signal. Lot was full until sunset and after dark it was just 3 vehicles. Great place to see wildlife/birds. Trails are dog-friendly on leash.

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This is a good spot. Had mostly good Verizon coverage. Stayed for 3 days and 3 nights. Did not get bothered. Yes there are folks who are either homeless or down on their luck also parking here. Did not feel unsafe, but was cautious and didn’t linger outside after sunset. There are a good number of trails to walk on so that’s really nice as you’re not stuck inside your camper.

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This place is amazing. The trails are dog-friendly and run around a half dozen brackish reclaimed ponds. You want to be good and tucked in by nightfall, though: there are for sure some shady characters lurking.

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We spend a night in the parking space before the gate and was really quiet, we have a 20” feet motorhome and we sleep with no problems. Was other Small RV and some cars parked too. Good spot. Be respectful and let the place clean please!

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The road into the marsh leads to a big parking with picnic tables and Porta-potties. Trails and beautiful views. Audubon bird walks Saturday mornings! Great place to spend the day. Please watch for otters crossing the road!

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Didn't end up staying here but seemed legit. No "no" signs and at least one other car already closed up to spend the night.

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this does not feel like a safe place to park. I arrived at 8pm and there was a homeless guy dragging a sleeping bag around and two other dudes smoking in a beat up car. I listen to too much true crime (SSDGM), this place gave me the jeebees.

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Overnight parking available all around the marsh for cars and small rigs only. You can fall asleep to frogs and wake up to birds! People arrive early to use the marsh. Be respectful to the locals and leave no trace!

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