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Mad River Beach County Park is a Pet Friendly Park in California.


Arcata's  Mad River Beach County Park is both dog friendly and equine friendly. The official county website states that because there is less manpower to operate this park, it tends to be more rustic. There are no campsites in this "day use only" trail system that doesn't permit bikes. With no tent camping allowed, the park tends to be popular with locals. It is an excellent place to take your dog. In addition to trails for pets, there's also opportunity for fires on the beach.

Directions: Located just 5 miles northwest of Arcata, exit west on Guintoli Lane and follow signs.  For more information, check out the county website,


And if you are looking for hotels nearby, Arcata Hotels feature affordable prices in this college town with the Humboldt State, part of the California state universities system.


Things to do include festivals, concerts, bird watching, and lots of outdoor activities for singles and families.