Spend Father’s Day Weekend in Yurok Country

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Native Art and Craft Fair, Traditional Gambling, BBQ and Thrilling Hydroplane Races down the Klamath River…It’s all happening Father’s Day Weekend!

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Father’s Day weekend is shaping up to be a big one here in Yurok Country! In addition to a Native Art and Craft Fair, visitors and locals can enjoy hosting traditional gambling in our amphitheater, Father’s Day BBQ specials and exciting Hydroplane races hosted by The Redwood Hotel Casino!

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Thrilling Klamath River Jet Boat Tours Begin in May!

Klamath River Jet Boat Tour

There’s nothing quite like spending a summer day out on the water; and when that water is the Klamath River, there’s no better boat ride than Klamath River Jet Boat Tours. Starting May 15th, the season will begin once more for passengers to take a 45-mile tour of the Klamath River.

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The Yurok Scenic Byways Will Take You Through Our Most Treasured Lands

Crescent Beach Overlook

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.

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Yurok Country is a Pacific Coast Cyclist’s Dream

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Featured Itinerary: Biking Through Yurok Country

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Images courtesy of California Bicycle Coalition, Redwood Casino Hotel & visitcalifornia.com.

Each year, thousands of avid cyclists from all over the world come to California’s North Coast to ride portions of the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route for the thrill of the ultimate riding experience.  A favorite among bicyclists, this route is well known for it’s unsurpassed natural beauty, unique coastal towns and exhilarating hills and climbs.

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to ride the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route due to lighter motorized traffic and cool temperatures.  When you plan you trip- plan a stop in Klamath CA in Del Norte County.  This bike friendly town, conveniently located on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River, is a refuge for tired bicyclists making the journey along Highway 101 through the Redwood National and State Parks.

Cyclists come here to rest and rejuvenate as they prepare for the next leg of their journey.  An emergency repair station equipped with tool kits, tire patch kits and first aid supplies is available to cyclists at The Redwood Hotel Casino.   There are picnic tables for those who need to rest and refuel after a long ride.  If you need to call it a day and stay the night, you can bring your bike to most hotels or camp out in one of our beautiful camp grounds.

While you are here, take in the majesty of the Redwood groves of Yurok Country, home to the Yurok Tribe, California’s largest Native American Tribe. The tribe’s ancestral lands include much of the coastline near Klamath, and extend up the Klamath River for over 40 miles.

Adventure travelers are a short distance of the more than 200 miles of trails that wisps along the beaches and through the centuries old forests—forests where some trees approach over 350 feet in height and 2,000 years of age.

Points of interest to see while you are here:

YUROK COUNTRY VISITOR CENTER
Now open, this new facility is a hub for tourist information and local businesses. The visitor center will educate visitors about the Yurok Tribe’s heritage and culture.

ENDERTS BEACH AND CRESCENT BEACH OVERLOOK
Stand before outstanding Pacific Ocean views from the overlook; you may even see a gray whale! Walk 1-mile to Enderts Beach, an access route to multi-colored, myriad tidepool creatures. Be sure to check low tide times. Trailers not advised.

KLAMATH RIVER OVERLOOK
Drive to Klamath River Overlook, a prime spot for watching the gray whale migration. Look for other marine mammals and a host of seabirds any time of year. Hike ¼ mile down a steep trail to the lower overlook and more dramatic views.

HIDDEN BEACH TRAIL
Part of the Coastal Trail. This beautiful 4 mile hike follows coastal bluffs to Lagoon Creek. Turn West from Highway 101 onto Requa Road to get started

TOUR-THRU TREE
Klamath (Terwer Valley exit from Hwy 101) Located North of Klamath Bridge. Address: 430 Highway 169, Klamath, CA 95548 – 707-482-5971

SCENIC BYWAYS
The Yurok Scenic Byways Program (YSBP) was established in 2011. Its mission is to share the Yurok story with the people traveling through Yurok Ancestral Territory and to educate those visitors on environmentally responsible ways to enjoy the recreational activities.

REDWOOD NATIONAL & STATE PARKS
JEDEDIAH SMITH STATE PARK
NEWTON B. DRURY SCENIC PARKWAYS
TREES OF MYSTERY
TRADITIONAL YUROK VILLAGE
PAUL’S FAMOUS SMOKED SALMON

The natural amenities and welcoming hospitality makes Yurok Country among the highlights of a cyclist’s ride along Highway 101 on their way to or from San Francisco (or beyond).  Join us this autumn or any time of the year for a spectacular ride!  For more information, please visit visityurokcountry.com.

Cal-Ore River Race on the Klamath This Weekend!

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We are thrilled to announce the Cal-Ore River Racers are returning to the Klamath river this Father’s Day weekend.  Come out and enjoy a beautiful day as racers compete in high flying hydroplane boats moving through the water at 80+ mph!

Cal-Ore River Racers has been conducting white water hydroplane races on the wild rivers of Southern Oregon and Northern California Since 1959 and is sanctioned by The American Power Boat Association.

The hydroplane boats will be on display at the Redwood Hotel Casino this Friday from 4 p.m. -7 p.m.  The best place to watch the races is Klamath Jet Boat Tours.  Qualifiers are on Saturday, June 20th at 12 p.m.  Racing will begin on Sunday, June 21st at 12 p.m.  An awards ceremony will follow on at 3pm at the Redwood Hotel Casino.

Visitors are encouraged to come by the Abalone Bar & Grill for delicious Father’s Day BBQ specials!

For more info and additional details, please visit the Cal-Ore River Racers website. 

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Photo- Mark Sharley via Cal-Ore River Racers

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Photo Makr Sharley via Cal-Ore River Racers

 

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The Yurok Tribe Presents the 2015 Klamath Salmon Festival

Salmon Festival

Salmon Festival

The Yurok Tribe invites the community to the 53rd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival, Saturday August 22, 2015. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Yurok Tribe, the largest tribe in California, their culture and the Klamath River.

This family-friendly festival is free and open to the public. The festivities kick off with a Veteran’s breakfast (free for veterans), held at the Klamath Community Center on Salmon Blvd, at 8:00am along with the 4th Annual Ney’ Puey 5K Run begins (sign up for the run begins at 7:00am).

Visitors will also enjoy aYurok Tribe, Cultural Demonstration, Stick Game Competition, Indian Card Games, Traditional Salmon BBQ, Vendor Booths, Children’s Activities, Food booths, LIVE MUSIC, Watermelon Eating Contest, Softball Tournament, Cribbage Tournament, Classic Car Show and more!

For up-to-date information and to sign up for events visit www.yuroktribe.org/salmonfestival.htm.

Salmon Festival Parade

Salmon Festival