Friends of the Arcata Marsh Current Activities
Outreach Fundraising Hours & Directions References


The Arcata Marsh and Interpretive Center, staffed by a city naturalist supplemented by FOAM volunteers, is open seven days a week, except major holidays. The Interpretive Center hours of operation are as follows:

Table 1. Hours of operation for the Arcata Marsh and Interpretive Center
Monday 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm


Tours of the Marsh lead by FOAM docents occur every Saturday at 2 p.m. The tours depart from the Interpretive Center, rain or shine. The Redwood Region Audubon Society leads a weekly bird walk, leaving every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the South I street parking lot.


The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary can be accessed from South I, H, and G street in Arcata. The Interpretive Center is the light brown building located at (Figure 3):

569 South G Street, Arcata CA 95521

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Figure 3. A interactive map to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Center.


The Interpretive Center and FOAM can be reached by phone at:

(707) 826-2359