Humboldt County, California

Ferndale is located in Humboldt County on Northern California's Redwood Coast. With more old-growth redwoods and stretches of undeveloped coast than anywhere else in California, Humboldt County easily earns its ranking as one of the most beautiful counties in the U.S. Despite its remote location behind the "Redwood Curtain" and population of just 130,000, Humboldt is home to a vibrant community and culture, with beautifully preserved Victorian-era historic cities and more artists per capita than any other county in California.

Located 270 miles north of San Francisco, Humboldt County comprises the Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna CA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Humboldt County Redwood Trees Near Ferndale CA

The county seat is Eureka, a historic city of 27,000 and one of California's major commercial fishing ports located on the shores of Humboldt Bay, the state's second largest natural bay. Eureka is also home to the main campus of College of the Redwoods, the redwoods region's largest community college. On the northern end of the bay is the smaller college city of Arcata, home of Humboldt State University.

County of Humboldt
825 5th St.
Eureka, CA 95501