Local Area Attractions
America's Wild Rivers Coast
Experience the real Northern California as you enjoy our rugged North Coast. Relax in the pleasant climate of the Coast Range. Hiking, beachcombing, surfing, fishing, crabbing and clamming are among some of the activities that await you. Visit with the sea lions at the harbor or along pebble beach. Almost any high spot is an ideal place to watch for migrating whales.
Smith River - Swimming & Fishing (5 miles)
This river’s 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 305000 acre region that offers access to swimming, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, whitewater rafting & steelhead & 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.
Indoor City Pool ( 5 miles)
Experience the excitement of a 90 foot waterslide at the Fred Endert's indoor swimming pool in Crescent City. Open to the public at various times throughout the day.
Del Norte Historical Society Museum (5 miles)
Located in Crescent City, this museum features local Yurok and Tolowa Indian artifacts, a research facility as well as logging and mining equipment. It is also the home of the original Fresnel lens from the Point St. George Lighthouse.
Lake Earl Wildlife Area (5 miles)
The marshes, dunes and lakes of this 5000 acre State Park provide habitats for over 250 species of birds. Hiking trails offer excellent vantage points for bird watching or just plain wandering around surrounded by beauty.
Fishing (5-17 miles)
Ocean Charters are available for salmon, snapper and ling cod. The Smith and Klamath Rivers are world famous for Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout.
Golf Courses (5 - 17 miles)
Challenge yourself to a game of golf at one of our 3 golf courses nearby. Enjoy breathtaking views of surrounding forest, wilderness, and riverscapes.
Trees of Mystery (18 miles)
Discover the majestic grandeur of some of the world's oldest and tallest coastal redwoods, growing in fantastic, mindbending forms at Trees of Mystery. Let your imagination soar as you travel and explore one of the most breathtaking experiences you will ever have. The SkyTrail gondola takes you on an unforgettable journey through the forest at heights up to 136 feet. Visit the largest Paul Bunyan in the world. At nearly 5 stories tall, weighing 15 tons he took 4 years to build. Enjoy a journey into the lives of the first Americans by visiting the End of the Trail Museum. The museum features the largest private collection of Native American artifacts, showcased by the actual clothing, pottery, baskets, weapons and tools of this culture.
Klamath River Jet Boat Rides (20 miles)
Join the Klamath River jet Boat Crew on an exciting 50 mile ride up the Klamath River. Observe bountiful wildlife such as seals and California sea lions, ospreys, wild cows and California black bears. Learn about local Native American culture and the River's rich history. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at the River's West Lodge up river.
Tour Thru Tree (20 miles)
Drive, bike or walk thru this 700 year old living redwood tree, one of the earth's natural wonders.
Rogue River Jet Boat Tours (45 miles)
The Rogue River Canyon abounds in a variety of wildlife that can be viewed on all trips. This unique canyon was set aside by the federal government in 1968 as a part of our National Wild and Scenic River system. Enjoy one of the three available tours, ranging from 64 - 104 miles upriver, round trip. Upriver overnight "Wilderness Packages" are available at Half Moon Bar Lodge and Paradise Bar Lodge 52 miles upriver. River tours available at Jerry's Rogue River Trips.
Local Area Information
For more local area information, please visit www.delnorte.org
We have a variety of self guided one day tours available to make your visit more enjoyable.
We have done all the work... from redwoods to coast including jet boats, caves, and more. All you have to do is select one of the tours. Please inquire at the office. Self-guided tours available in the following areas:
1. Redwoods and Coast
2. Oceanworld, Lighthouse, and Coast
3. Trees of Mystery and Redwoods
4. Redwoods, Coast, and Fern Canyon
5. Oregon Caves and Smith River National Recreation Area
6. Jet Boat, Redwoods, Orick Redwood Gift Shops
7. Brookings, Horseback Riding, Coast, Jet Boat Tours
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.
Battery Point Lighthouse Tours (5 miles)
This historic lighthouse was built in 1856 and is located on a small island 100 feet offshore. It is accessible only by foot at low tide. This active lighthouse which serves as a private aid to navigation offers tours to the public when the tides cooperate.