The Marsh includes over five miles of walking and biking paths that meander through the wetlands, beside Humboldt Bay, and around the oxidation ponds. The beautiful scenery makes the Marsh a perfect place to walk, jog, push strollers, bicycle, walk dogs on leash, take photographs, paint, or just relax. There is a boat launch and floating dock at the foot of South I Street, and fishing is allowed on Klopp Lake (license required).


So much to see at the Arcata Marsh! You might begin by following the path around the old Log Pond — download the Butcher’s Slough Self-Guided Trail brochure to show you the way. Or, bring the kids and go on a Redwood EdVentures quest. You’re sure to enjoy the roughly one-mile walk as much as they do. You can download a pdf of the Marsh Madness Quest brochure before you go. For a map of the entire Marsh, see the Visit the Arcata Marsh page and/or download a pdf of Arcata Marsh trails.