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Commerce, Recreation, and Conservation

Humboldt County's tidelands, bays, and estuaries have unique and diverse management needs. The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District was created in 1973 to address these needs. The District oversees planned development of the harbors and ports within its boundaries, as well as protection of the natural resources located here. It is a countywide agency with permit jurisdiction over all tide, submerged and other lands granted to the District, including all of Humboldt Bay. For more info please visit our District overview page.


Shelter Cove Boat Launch - NEW HOURS OF OPERATION STARTING OCTOBER 15, 2018

Click here for rates and more information about current and future District operations at this location and other Shelter Cover amenities and services.

Operations: The Harbor District maintains and operates the public boat launching facility at Shelter Cove. The District’s tractor boat launch service operates by appointment only Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Please make an appointment with Harbor District staff by calling (707) 273-2672. If leaving a message, please state the date and time you would like to be launched and staff will schedule you.


Humboldt Alert System Sign up

The new Humboldt Alert System is here!

If you signed up for notifications through VESTA Alert previously, you will need to sign up with Humboldt ALERT to continue your notifications. The former system will NOT transfer all your information over to the new system.

Humboldt ALERT allows the Office of Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in minutes, so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose, such as email, phone, and text message.