Last updated: July 19, 2022
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If you need a five-minute break from driving, or need time to stretch your legs, then don't overlook this site. Located in the northern third of the parks this day use area is right off HWY 101, and it offers plenty of things to do. You won't see redwoods, but you might see herons in the large pond by the parking area.
Interpretive signs talk about how the area was used in the logging days of the 19th and 20th century. The Yurok Loop Trail begins on the ocean-side of the parking area and it leads to different ocean and forest views. A ten-minute walk along the unpaved trail will lead you to stunning views of coastal sea stacks. These small, rocky islands are home to millions of common murres and other sea birds.
The Lagoon Creek parking area also is a place where the California Coastal Trail can be picked up. From here, it is a four mile (6 km) hike south to the Klamath River Overlook.