Gold Bluffs Beach

Orick, California

This beautiful 10-mile stretch of beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park at the end of an unpaved road features a campground with solar showers.  Trails to Fern Canyon and the ancient redwoods of Redwood National Park are among the many miles of nearby trails. Herds of Roosevelt elk can often be seen at the beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Humboldt Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested weekly from April to October by the Humboldt County Environmental Monitoring Division. Results are posted online, and Humboldt Baykeeper updates the beach status information in Swim Guide as it is made available.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Gold Bluffs Beach

Orick, California

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Humboldt Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

This beautiful 10-mile stretch of beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park at the end of an unpaved road features a campground with solar showers.  Trails to Fern Canyon and the ancient redwoods of Redwood National Park are among the many miles of nearby trails. Herds of Roosevelt elk can often be seen at the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested weekly from April to October by the Humboldt County Environmental Monitoring Division. Results are posted online, and Humboldt Baykeeper updates the beach status information in Swim Guide as it is made available.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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