King range hiking
The magnificent King Range National Conservation Area includes and surrounds the Cove. The King Range encompasses over 68,000 acres of public land that offers a diverse mix of recreation and wilderness opportunity including the Lost Coast Trail (part of the California Coastal Trail). Visitors to the King Range can hike to the summit of King Peak and look out over the ocean at 4,088 feet and ride their mountain bikes on the Paradise Royale and Pacific Rim Trails. Developed campgrounds for tent and trailer camping (less than 24 feet), interpretive trails and wildlife viewing areas complement the visitor's experience in the King Range. So many opportunities to explore the outdoors!
shelter cove golf course
The entire course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is only a short stroll away from the Inn of the Lost Coast. It’s an easy walking course and the views are spectacular. This is a nine hole links course covering 2,380 yards with a par of 33 for the men and 34 for the ladies. There is one par-5, four par-4s, and four par-3s. The slope rating is 110.
benbow golf course
The Benbow KOA offers guests at the historic Benbow Inn a 9-hole golf course experience. Enjoy a day out on the green, then come by the lounge for a refreshing beverage!
Leave no trace
The seven principles of the “Leave no Trace” program assist visitors as a guide to keeping Southern Humboldt and its natural environment intact. The redwood forest, the mighty Pacific Ocean, the Avenue of the Giants and the many towns along the way rely on a clean and safe environment.
We are Dog Friendly! There is plenty of open space that visitors and dogs alike can enjoy. Dog friendly lodging is prevalent as well in Southern Humboldt. Dog etiquette is important for you and your pet. When enjoying wild places with your dog, please: Be familiar with site specific regulations.
Control your dog. Generally it is best to keep your dog on a leash when exploring wild places. Dogs are not allowed to approach people in a threatening manner or in any way harass people, horses or other dogs. Keep your dog with you. Be courteous to others. Pick up after your dog.
Town sidewalks and streets are known as the commons, the public spaces to be used respectfully. Locals and visitors alike are asked to use common sense and to be considerate and respectful of others in both public and private spaces. Each citizen (local or traveler), is responsible for his/her (and pet’s) impact on the environment of the commons. Individuals should keep gear together and clean up any trash made (cigarette butts, etc.).
Dogs must be licensed according to California Health Code 121690(a). See the Community Services Listings beginning on page 10 for dog licensing information and the Garberville Redway Veterinary Group.