South Spit Wildlife Area


South Spit Wildlife Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and is known as Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay. Additional information can be obtained on the BLM website for the area.

The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007. This long, narrow spit of land is 598 acres of coastal beach dunes that provides habitat for dune plant species. Ravens, foxes, and raccoons are regularly seen here, and the area is rich in shorebirds and waders.

For more information, call the Northern Region Eureka office at (707) 445-6493.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails Waterfowl Hunting Hunting with Shotguns

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and hunting

Hunting: Waterfowl, coot, and snipe may be present.

Type C: South Spit Wildlife Area does not require the purchase of a hunting pass for entry. Entry permits and/or passes or special drawing may be required for hunting on some Type C wildlife areas.

Facilities: None

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Humboldt County

south Humboldt Bay approximately 5 miles southwest of Eureka

Access: From Highway 101 take Hookton Road west to Table Bluff Road to South Jetty Road.

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