Monday, May 17, 2021

Humboldt Wildlife Management Area

   The  wildlife management area is going through a dry spell and the level of the Humboldt Lake is low but it still attracts many species of waterfowl and other birds. We also saw animal trails and tortoise dens but no glimpses of the actual animals.

  The only spot designated for camping is a large gravel lot with a vault toilet. The area is pretty isolated so we were a little surprised to find a family tent camping and also a couple who arrived late and left early the next day but the lot is plenty large enough for multiple units.

  We walked/rolled from the camp area to the observation tower but the water was so low that there wasn’t  much of a view. We found one spot where it was possible to get close to the lake. The road is bumpy but accessible with assistance. The observation tower has a long ADA compliant ramp.
  There’s only one road through the management area. We came in the north entrance road which is in bad condition – bumpy but okay in dry weather, a mess in wet weather, Check the forecast before venturing down the road. We didn’t explore any farther than than a a few miles south of the camp area. Wildlife Area  40.04353, -118.59483


  1. What a dry year this has been so far. Lake levels are down in California and Nevada (and maybe other western states, as well). Was it buggy there?

    1. No bugs. Probably not enough water even for them.