King Range National Conservation Area
The King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) is a spectacular meeting of land and sea as mountains thrust straight out of the surf with King Peak (4,088 feet) only 3-miles from the ocean. The King Range NCA encompasses 68,000 acres along 35 miles of California’s north coast. The landscape was too rugged for highway building, giving the remote region the title of California’s Lost Coast. It is the Nation's first NCA, designated in 1970.
The King Range NCA’s Douglas fir-covered peaks attract hikers and hunters, while the coast beckons to surfers and anglers. World-class mountain bike trails, and 42,585 acres of coastal wilderness are two of the highlights of this incredibly unique area.
The King Range Visitor Center has updated its hours of operation. The Visitor Center will now be open Monday thru Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Closed Saturday & Sunday.
Staff will be available to provide visitors with crucial services such as trip planning advice, up to date conditions information, maps, tide charts, and bear canister rentals.
If you are planning a trip to the King Range National Conservation Area, please stop by and pay a visit!
For more information on the King Range NCA call the office at (707) 986-5400. Note: phone and internet service are often unreliable in the area. If you cannot reach the King Range NCA office, please contact the Arcata Field Office 707-296-4401 or email at: BLM_CA_WEB_KR@blm.gov