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King Range National Conservation Area
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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 3-miles from the ocean.

The NCA encompasses 68,000 acres along 35 miles of California’s dramatic north coast. Here, the landscape was too rugged for highway building, forcing State Highway 1 and U.S. 101 inland. This remote region of mountains and seascapes is known as California’s Lost Coast and is accessible only by a few back roads. It is the Nation's first NCA, designated in 1970.

The NCA’s Douglas fir-covered peaks attract hikers, hunters, and campers, while the coast beckons to surfers, anglers, beachcombers, and many others. World-class mountain bike trails, and 42,585 acres of coastal wilderness are two of the highlights of this incredibly unique area.


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National Conservation Area: (707) 986-5400
Arcata Field Office
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, California 95521-4573
Phone: (707) 825-2300  
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Last updated: 06-19-2015