A 300-acre expanse of sandy land extending between the Pacific Ocean and Humboldt Bay, Samoa Dunes Recreation Area was once a seasonal food-gathering site for the Wiyot Indians. It later became a Coast Guard Surveillance Post in the Second World War and is now a multi-recreational park under the care of the Bureau of Land Management which has an unfenced area dedicated just for canines.
If you would like to frolic in the dunes, you will be happy to know that you can take Spike there and let him have some fun without the need for a leash. They can run, roll, jump, exercise, and socialize with other pooches to their hearts’ content as long as they are under voice control at all times. However, pet parents must remember that this is a shared space. Aside from dogs, there are also other pets and other people.
The recreational area also features hiking, beachcombing, bird watching, surfing, and fishing. There are several stages of dune formations which you and your four-legged best friend will find very interesting. There are no dog scooper bags available, so you must remember to bring some to use so you can clean up after your pooch. Help keep the recreational area clean.
There is no dedicated area for small dogs, so pooches of all sizes must learn to get along with each other and be nice. There are restrooms, picnic tables, BBQs, RV campgrounds, and boat launches in the area. There are loads of fun to be had, either with your beloved pooch or with friends and family.
If you happen to live near the Samoa Dunes Off-Leash Dog Area, a trip to the dunes should be on your list. Take your furry friend there on the weekend and spend some quality time with them. Make the journey even more worthwhile by bringing a frisbee and other toys for your pooch to play.