Elk River, California

Elk River is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) east-northeast of Fields Landing,[2] at an elevation of 69 feet (21 m).[1] All the residents of this neighborhood have Eureka, California addresses.

Elk River
Elk River
Location in California
Elk River
Elk River (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°44′10″N 124°10′27″W
CountryUnited States
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation69 ft (21 m)

There are two wooden covered bridges in the Elk River area. The community is named for the river draining the portion of Humboldt Bay watershed between Salmon Creek to the south and Freshwater Creek to the north. Elk River originates at 1,500-foot (460 m) elevation in the California Coast Ranges 20 miles (32 km) east of Humboldt Bay, and flows south and west of its namesake community before discharging to Humboldt Bay near Eureka's southern city boundary.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk River, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 56. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. California Atlas & Gazetteer (First ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 30&38. ISBN 0-89933-383-4.

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