Introduction to Arcata, California
The area was inhabited by the Wiyot People and Yurok People prior to the settlement of Russian and European peoples. Arcata was originally founded as the town of Union. Union was created as a port and re-provisioning axis for the gold mines in the Trinity, Klamath and Salmon Mountains to the east. The area was permanently named 'Arcata' in the year 1860.
Arcata and nearby Attractions
- Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
- Azalea State Reserve
- Clam Beach County Park
- Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Luffenholtz Beach County Park
- Patrick's Point State Park
Things To Do In Arcata
Arcata offers many things to do for people of all ages. There are various play centers and sports clubs for kids, where they can enjoy playing volleyball and basketball. For adults, there are various chess clubs and other recreation centers. The city is dotted with various restaurants and cafes which serve traditional and continental delicacies.
Sacramento International Airport is the nearest major airport that serves Arcata.
Arcata Higher Education
The college that serves the city is College Of The Redwoods.