Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Arcata
Humboldt County California


Arcata is a college town with a pronounced counter-cultural ethos. Humboldt State (California State University) is located here, and its faculty and students have had a huge impact on its culture, politics, and environment.

The Arcata sewage treatment facilities are world famous for energy efficiency, low maintenance, and environmental/recreational benefits.



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Arcata Plaza, heart of this free-spirited college town

(June 24, 2010)


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Jacoby's Storehouse, oldest building in Arcata, once sheltered townsfolk from Indian attack

(June 24, 2010)


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One of the ponds at Arcata's sewage treatment complex, a famous example of low energy and environmentally friendly sewage treatment

(June 24, 2010)


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A popular trail along the levee between the sewage ponds and Arcata Bay

(June 24, 2010)


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A long pier once ran across the mudflats here to deeper water

(June 24, 2010)


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