From the majestic redwoods, one of the west coast’s most iconic salmon runs, and California’s largest native tribe, this small town represents the West Coast at its finest. Not to be confused with the Falls in Oregon, the town of Klamath in the far reaches of Northern California brings together the best of the Northwest in an originally Northern California style.
“I am passionate about learning traditional ways and listening to the stories. I have decided to be public about my passion out of respect for my culture and my family of artisans.” – Kristi J. Smith, Yurok Designs & Photography
If you’ve ever visited the Yurok Country Visitor Center, Redwood Hotel Casino, or galleries throughout the North Coast, you may be familiar with Yurok Designs & Photography. Their apparel and photography pay tribute to the Yurok tribe and carry on an artistic tradition through photographs, art, cards, woven baskets, and other crafted goods.
Celebrate Yurok Culture at our Upcoming Brush Dance Demonstrations
Brush Dance Demos
Yurok Country Visitors Center
The Yurok Country Visitor Center invites you to participate in a traditional Brush Dance demonstration the last 2 Saturdays in May. This presentation, led by our Cultural Coordinator James Gensaw, is a way to continue to pass on the Yurok language, arts, and traditions in the form of song and dance to the greater community. This is also and excellent opportunity for tribal members to learn more about Brush Dance etiquette. More
There are three requirements to providing an extraordinary guided tour.
- The leader is both knowledgeable and charismatic.
- The tour is unique and memorable.
- The location possesses unparalleled beauty and history.
There is simply no place quite like California’s iconic North Coast, home to Redwood National and State Parks, breathtaking ocean views, the tallest trees on Earth, the tranquil Klamath river, and the state’s largest Native American tribe. Yurok Country is within easy driving distance of the more than 200 miles of trails that meander along the beaches and through the old-growth forests, forests where some trees approach over 350 feet in height and 2,000 years of age.
It’s part “Everything Must Go Year End Sale” and part “Holiday Sale”.
If you are still looking for a unique gift for someone special (or yourself) look no further than the Yurok Country Visitor Center & Amphitheater, one of the redwood region’s largest retail displays of local Native-made jewelry and crafts. More