About Blue Lake
Though founded years earlier, the city itself was incorporated in 1910 and has a current estimated population of 1135 living in an area of around .6 square miles. The city has a small downtown business district as well as an industrial park, but most residents are employed outside of town, primarily in the nearby cities of Arcata and Eureka.
The city does offer a small café, bar, bed & breakfast inn, brewery, and spa with overnight accommodations. In addition, there is a well-maintained park with modern children’s play area. The city can be considered a gateway to the Mad River Fish Hatchery just 2 miles southwest of town.
The City of Blue Lake is located in the Mad River Valley 300 miles north of San Francisco in Humboldt County, California. Due to the construction of a levee, the Mad River no longer floods the adjacent lowlands so the “Lake” in Blue Lake has been reduced to a seasonal pond of 1 acre or so in size.
For Public Works Emergencies, please call: 707-268-7431.
To report Non-Emergency Criminal Activity, please call the Humboldt County Sheriff Dispatch: 707-445-7251.
City of Blue Lake Quick Links
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|Council Agenda Packets||Public Safety Commission|
|2014-2015 Budget||Job Opportunities||Contact Us|
Budget FY 15-16
The annual budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 was approved at the Council meeting on June 23, 2015. To view the approved budget, click here and follow the link.
For information on current emergency water restrictions, please click here.
Consumer Confidence Report
Please click here for the 2014 City of Blue Lake Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Report
Dog Licenses for 2015-16 are now available. Click here for more information.
Annual Public Safety Meeting Information
Click here for information from the Annual Public Safety Community Meeting - January 21, 2015
FEMA Flood Hazard Data
To view the Preliminary Flood Hazard Data directly from the FEMA website, please click here. You can also click here for panel 713 and 694 of the Blue Lake Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map of the Blue Lake area. These hard copy maps are also available at City Hall.
2013 SCO Government Compensation Report
To veiw the 2013 SCO Government Compensation Report, please click here.
Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Grant
To view more information on the Strategic Growth Council Grant through the Sustainable Communities Planning and Incentives Grant Program, please click here.