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King Salmon
Unincorporated community
Houses are built along canals in King Salmon
Houses are built along canals in King Salmon
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)

King Salmon is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California, United States, located on the shore of Buhne Point directly across from the entrance to Humboldt Bay, slightly south of Eureka and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Fields Landing, at an elevation of 3 feet (0.91 m). has a Eureka zipcode and area code and is part of Greater Eureka although outside the city limits.

Mouth of Humboldt Bay from King Salmon CA
The mouth of Humboldt Bay as seen from King Salmon

Once a small fishing enclave, primarily containing summer homes or vacation homes, King Salmon is now a residential community, the former site of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant, and the location of the Sequoia Humane Society, a privately funded no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that sponsors "Woofstock" every year at Eureka's Halvorsen Park.

King Salmon is served by the Redwood Transit System, has marina services and a recreational vehicle park as well as a public picnic area on the top of Buhne Point adjacent to the power plant. Construction of a groin in 1983 slowed erosion along the shoreline of King Salmon, sand was added to make the beach.

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