Photo © Joy Adams
Clam Beach is located 7 1/2 miles north of Arcata where the mouth of the Mad River meets the Pacific Ocean. Very few parks in California allow camping right on the beach, but Clam Beach County Park is one of them. A wide and long stretch of flat shoreline, Clam Beach is part of a continuous ocean frontage that connects with Mad River Beach County Park to the south and Little River State Beach to the north.
Beach combing; Clamming; Fishing; Picnicking; Camping
Length of Stay: 3 days
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted for campgrounds. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Day Use: Free
Camping: $12 (see campground host)
Boat Launch: NO
Bike Trails: NO
Tent Sites: 12
RV Spaces: 15
Cook Fires: OK in metal rings or barbecues
Beach Fires: OK (some restrictions apply)
Firewood: Sold by campground host when available
Toilets: Vault Toilets (ADA compliant)
Fees: Day Use: Free Camping: $12