Local Area Attractions
Redwood National Park (2 miles)
Experience the majesty of the redwoods that are taller than any other trees in the world. Stroll thru magnificent groves and lose yourself in the serenity of these ancient giants when you visit Redwood National Park which is over 60 miles in length. It stretches over 75452 acres with 19640 acres of old grove redwood forest. Follow Howland Hill Road, a beautiful drive which follows the historic stagecoach routes to Oregon. Stop at Magical Stout Grove an outstanding grove of old growth redwoods where you will find the 345 foot tall Stout Tree, one of the largest in the Park. Visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park , the setting in the Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi, or just enjoy any of the many magnificent hikes or mountain biking trails.
Smith River - Swimming & Fishing (5 miles)
This rivers emerald waters and soaring canyon walls comprise one of the largest wild and scenic rivers in America. This spectacular river is located in the Smith River National Recreation Area, a 305,000 acre region that offers access to swimming, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, whitewater rafting and steelhead and salmon fishing.
Marine Mammal Center (5 miles)
Observe seals and sea lions during a self-guided tour in this one of three mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centers in California. Learn how these mammals are rehabilitated prior to their release back to their natural habitat.
Local Area Activities
Enjoy a variety of hikes in the majestic Redwood National Forest along the beautiful Pacific Coast. We have assembled numerous self-guided tours using written directions. These tours will take you to the best trails for discovering and viewing the magical old growth Redwood Forests of northern California. We also have self-guided tours for hiking the dunes in the Lake Earl Wildlife area.
Battery Point Lighthouse
Visit Battery Point Lighthouse. First lit with oil lamps in 1856, it is the oldest working lighthouse in California and can be accessed by foot at low tide.
Fish for salmon and steelhead in the wild and scenic Smith or Klamath Rivers. Ocean fish from the pier, shore or boat.
Salmon Run 99040 South Bank Chetco River Road Brookings, Oregon 97415, Phone: 877-423-1234 Fax: 541-469-4889
Del Norte Golf Course 130 Club Drive Crescent City, CA 95531, Phone: 707-458-3214, 9 holes, semiprivate
Eagle's Nest Golf Course 22112 Klamath River Road Klamath River, CA 96050, Phone: 530-465-2424, 9 holes, public
Kings Valley Golf Course 3030 Lesina Road Crescent City, CA 95531, Phone: 707-464-2886, 9 holes, semiprivate
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Wild Rhododendrons in Full Color
Wild Rhododendrons in full color - starts mid-April lasts until mid-May
Crescent City hosts one of the largest fireworks displays along the Northwest coast. The fireworks light up the night skies for miles and are set over the Pacific Ocean. Events start with a parade in the morning and then music, vendors and activities at Front Street Park all day on July 4th.
Crescent City Farmer's Market
Held in Del Norte County Fairgrounds parking lot, the Crescent City Farmers Market will run every week 9:00am to 1:00pm from June 7th to October 25th. The only exception is the Saturday of the Del Norte County fair, which is August 2nd.
Del Norte County Fair
This annual event runs from July 31st through August 3rd at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.