Recreation & Leisure Activities

For Parks & Recreation 
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Blue Lake Museum - 330 Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 707,  707/668-4188  Housed in the old Arcata and Mad River Depot, the museum collection and changing exhibitions reflect the history of Blue Lake. Photograph and document files are available for research. Open Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 1-4pm., April through September. Winter hours are by appointment only.

Dell'Arte 131 H Street, PO Box 816,  707/668-5663, email– Dell'Arte International is a multi-faceted theatre organization based in Blue Lake's historic Odd Fellow Hall at First Avenue and H Street. The building has been renovated to welcome theatre patrons to the 106 seat Carlo Theatre and the 350 seat (on the grass) Rooney amphitheatre. Click on the link above to visit the Dell'Arte website for information about upcoming performances, company tours, actor training in physical theatre, curriculum-based drama programs to area schools, after school and summer youth theatre programs and more.

Library – 111 Greenwood Avenue (in back of City Hall),  707/668-4207
The City of Blue Lake has a branch of the Humboldt County Library.  It is open Wednesdays 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays 11-4 p.m.  Books, videos, dvd’s and books on tape are available.  Free internet access is also available at the library.  For your convenience materials from any of the Humboldt County libraries can be requested and sent to the Blue Lake branch.   For further information either call the branch or visit the Humboldt County Library at:

Little League -,  707/668-4161  
Blue Lake/Fieldbrook Little League offers instructional and competitive baseball for children ages 5 through 12.  Iorg Field at Perigot Park is home for the teams ranging from Tee Ball to Minors to Majors, as well as post-season play in the Tournament of Champions and All-Stars.  Contact Jeramy Sargent - 407-5137 - for more information. 

Mad River Fish Hatchery- 1660 Hatchery Road,  707/822-0592, and  The hatchery is located about one mile southeast of Blue Lake on the south side of the river. Mad River Hatchery is operated by the California Department of Fish & Game. It was built by the California Wildlife Conservation Board to enhance salmon and steelhead populations in the North Coast streams of California. The annual production of Mad River Hatchery is currently 250,000 steelhead yearlings, 64,000 catchable Rainbow trout and varying numbers of chinook smolts and yearlings and coho yearlings depending on the number of adults trapped the previous season. The salmon smolts are 3 to 4 inches long and the salmon and steelhead yearlings are 6 to 10 inches long when released. The salmon and steelhead are released back into the Mad River and catchable Rainbows are planted in the spring and fall, into several lakes in the surrounding lakes. Check Department of Fish and Game regulations for specifications on license requirements, daily fishing limit and designated fishing season.  

Play Group for Parents & Children (birth–age 5), Through Parks & Recreation and Blue Lake Community Resource Center at Prasch Hall & Perigot Park, 312 S. Railroad Ave.,  707/668-5932  or  707/668-4281  Come join caregivers, parents and children of all ages for fun and socializing -meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 Noon at Prasch Hall/Perigot Park, Free - Sponsored by Humboldt First Five.