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Coordinates: 40°45′41″N 124°03′42″W / 40.76139°N 124.06167°W / 40.76139; -124.06167

Freshwater
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation 92 ft (28 m)

Freshwater (formerly, Wrangletown, Garfield, Lambertville, and Hardscrabble) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located on Freshwater Slough, a major tributary to Humboldt Bay (and the previous source of municipal water to the City of Eureka, California), 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Arcata, at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m). The area is the site of a now logged massive old-growth Redwood Forest and prevalent remaining second-growth forest. The trees in the area are storied to have been some of the largest coast redwoods to have ever existed. On September 24, 1964, the large area and all its residents became part of unincorporated Eureka, within the 95503 zipcode. Freshwater Park, a Humboldt County Park, which has picnic areas and a swimming area each summer, is located nearby on Freshwater Creek.

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