There is no place quite like California’s iconic Redwood National and State Parks, known for its tranquility and spectacular views. Yurok Country is in the heart of the California Redwood forests, considered by many to be a national treasure and a favorite destination among travelers from all over the world. Walking among the majestic trees that have stood here for thousands of years is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
As stated in this Travel Channel piece featuring famous SkyTrail here in Yurok Country, “The redwood forests are the last stronghold of the world’s tallest trees”.
If the beauty of the Redwood National and State Parks, isn’t reason enough, how about the many other attractions like:
Klamath Jet Boat Tours
Relax and watch nature unfold on one of our daily 45 mile round trip jet boat tours of the Klamath River. Your tour includes a narrated cultural and natural history of the area. All ages and groups are welcome. Open May through October. jetboattours.com
Grab your camera and explore the scenic byways on California’s North Coast for unsurpassed views of the Klamath River, wildlife, California’s Coastal Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean. The infamous Tour Thru Tree off Highway 101 has become a standard “must see” for visitors to California’s Coastal Redwoods.
Trees of Mystery
Located in the heart of the Redwood National and State Parks, Trees of Mystery is California’s premier nature attraction on the North coast! For over 65 years we have been educating, entertaining, and introducing visitors from the world over to this awe-inspiring natural treasure. Get a bird’s eye view of the trees on the SkyTrail gondola ride and meet the one and only Paul Bunyan and Babe (his faithful blue ox)! treesofmystery.net
Native American History & Culture
Artifacts and History of the first Americans can be found at The End of the Trail Museum attached to the north end of the Trees of Mystery gift shop. The End of the Trail Museum is one of the largest privately owned world class museums and is free to the public.
Experience what life was like for the largest Native American tribe in California in Su-Mêg Village, a re-created seasonal village at nearby Patrick’s Point State Park. Su-Mêg features traditional family houses, a sweathouse, changing houses, a redwood canoe and a dance house. Click here for more information.
If you’re looking for great fishing, look no further. Salmon, Steelhead, Lingcod and much more can be found here. Yurok Country visitors can be on the river or the beach in minutes. Ocean charters are available from nearby Crescent City; and August through October, you can cast a line for Chinook (King) salmon in the renowned Klamath River. For more info, visit bluecreekguideservice.com and klamathriveradventures.com.
Redwood National and State Parks are also home to a host of iconic animals such as Roosevelt elk, black bears, bald eagles and California sea lions.
Visit Yurok Country in the comfort of your own RV. Choose from two parks: The Redwood RV Park, located on the edge of the State Park and the Riverside RV Park, located near the mouth of the Klamath River. Tent spaces are also available.
Redwood Hotel Casino
Newly constructed from local and sustainable materials, the Redwood Hotel Casino is worthy of its majestic surroundings …after all, it’s right in the heart of The Park! Hungry? Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Abalone Bar & Grill or stop in for drinks before heading over to our casino. The Redwood Hotel Casino provides a fun, relaxed setting for casual gaming featuring Las Vegas style slots and a host of regular and progressive machines. redwoodhotelcasino.com
Yurok Country Visitor Center & Yurok Village Discovery Park
The Yurok Country Visitor Center, where travelers will learn about the rich culture, traditions and inspiring art of the Yurok people, will open this summer in downtown Klamath. Join us this summer as we kick off a month long celebration in June to commemorate the opening of the 3,500 square‐foot facility.
Enrich your travel experience with a walk through Yurok Village Discovery Park, directly across the street from the visitor center. This self‐guided park features a simulated traditional Yurok village and fish cooking pit for private events. The village is being constructed using traditional materials such as redwood planks and Douglas fir poles and will open this summer.
Hiking the Redwood National and State Parks
Adventurers travel from around the world to take in the majesty of the redwood groves of Yurok Country. In Yurok Country, you’re 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. www.nps.gov
The Klamath Salmon Festival
If you happen to be visiting during the week of August 22,2015, make plans to attend the Yurok Tribe’s Klamath Salmon Festival featuring live music, handmade gifts from more than 100 vendors, and of course, fresh salmon! Check out some of the highlights from last year’s festival!
California’s North Coast is a dream destination and there is something for everyone here. So what are you waiting for? Click here to start planning your dream getaway in Yurok Country today!