Arcata Field Office

King Range National Conservation Area The Lost Coast


Welcome to the King Range National Conservation Area

(Established by Congress October 21, 1970, Public Law 91-476)

 

A spectacular meeting of land and sea is certainly the dominant feature of King Range National Conservation Area (NCA).   Mountains seem to thrust straight out of the surf; a precipitous rise rarely surpassed on the continental U.S. coastline.   King Peak, the highest point at 4,088 feet, is only three miles from the ocean.

 

The King Range NCA covers 68,000 acres and extends along 35 miles of coastline between the mouth of the Mattole River and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park.  Here the landscape was too rugged for highway building, forcing State Highway 1 and U.S. 101 inland.  The remote region is known as California's Lost Coast, and is only accessed by a few back roads.  The recreation opportunities here are as diverse as the landscape.  The Douglas-fir peaks attract hikers, hunters, campers and mushroom collectors, while the coast beckons to surfers, anglers, beachcombers, and abalone divers to name a few.

 

Congress once again recognized the uniqueness of the King Range NCA by officially designating 42,585 acres as wilderness under the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act on October 17, 2006.

 

The King Range National Conservation Area is a component of the National Landscape Conservation System

 

We hope you enjoy your visit!   

 

WARNING: Due to break-ins, DO NOT leave valuables in your vehicles overnight. There has been an increase in bear activity at Miller Flat and Big Flat, please do not feed the bears. Keep food and all scented items locked in your bear canisters when you are not at your camp.


Click here for more information about Bureau of Land Management King Range National Conservation Area fire restrictions. No campfires except in developed campgrounds. No charcoal fires. Stoves are allowed with a permit.


    

 

Bear Warning!

 

Birds of the King Range

 

Campgrounds

 

Directions

 

Education Programs

 

Fire Restrictions

 

Fishing

 

Guided Hikes & Lectures

 

Hiking & Backpacking

 

Hunting                 

 

King Range Mgmt Plan

 

Leave No Trace

 

Maps

 

Mountain Biking

 

Mushroom Collecting Permits

 

Natural History

 

Permits

 

Road Conditions

 

Shuttle Services

 

Sinkyone Wilderness

State Park

 

Tides-Waves-Weather

 

Trails

 

Trail Conditions

 

Wilderness

King Range Quick Links


Bureau of Land Management
King Range National Conservation Area Project Office
P.O. Drawer 189
Whitethorn, CA  95589
Phone: (707) 986-5400
Fax: (707) 986-5401
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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Bureau of Land Management 
Arcata Field Office
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, California 95521-4573
Phone: 707-825-2300       
Fax: 707-825-2301 
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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