Two kayakers paddle in a tidal slough

Humboldt Bay tidal sloughs are open to boating. The refuge has one launch area for non-motorized boats only, located at the Hookton Slough Unit. Public boat launches for hunting, clamming, fishing, and exploring are available at Fields Landing, Woodley Island Marina, the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary and Samoa County Park.

For your personal safety, always wear proper flotation devices, carry required safety equipment and be aware of tides and weather conditions.