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.
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.
Tolowa Dunes State Park (5 miles)
Tolowa Dunes State Park takes in some of the finest wetlands habitat on California's northern coast. An ancient sand dune complex that has evolved into several district ecological communities, Tolowa Dunes encompasses ocean beach, river, open and vegetated sand dunes, wooded ridges and wetlands. A diverse assortment of birds, animals and plant life thrive here, and the area serves as an important stopover on the Pacific flyway for thousands of migrating ducks, geese and swans.
Fishing (5-17 miles)
Fish for Salmon, Steelhead, crab and rock fish, all in our local rivers and ocean.
The best times for Salmon and Steelhead Trout are January - March
With special regulations you can fish for Cut-Throat Trout in late April - November
For Chinook Salmon, the peak season is October - January
For Chinook Salmon, fish the Spring Run (May - July), the Fall Run (August - September) or the winter run (October - December)
Bottom Fishing/Ocean Fishing:
December, fish for Black Snapper, Blue Snapper, Ling Cod, Sea Trout and Cabazon
During some seasons you can troll for Albacore and Salmon. Check with your guide.
From the last Saturday in November to July 30th it's Crabbing season in Del Norte County! You can rent your crab pot right here at the KOA!
Golf Courses (5 - 17 miles)
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 Beaches (7 - 75 miles)
Many miles of secluded beaches await you here in Del Norte County. Surf fishing is generally excellent, and there are more than a few "agate" beaches, where you can spend many hours sifting for agates.
We also have great surf!
Trees of Mystery (18 miles)
Trees of Mystery has 8/10ths of a mile of groomed interpretive trails through the awe-inspiring Redwoods of Northern California. The trail, museum and gift shop are geared toward the family or group traveler.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.
The trail is open and maintained year-round.
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.
Fern Canyon (50 miles)
Hike into beautiful Fern Canyon at Gold Bluff Beach.
Oregon Caves (68 miles)
Plan a day trip to the magnificent "Marble Halls of Oregon" decorated with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, flowstone and draperies. Proclaimed a national monument in 1909 the Oregon Caves National Monument has remained a geological wonder for all the experience.
West Coast Game Park (75 miles)
America's largest wild animal petting park!
Sunsets and Harbour
Enjoy breathtaking coastal sunsets.
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