Jetboat Tour
This experience is not to be missed.  Captain Rich takes you to where the river meets the ocean to see sea lions and all kinds of different birds and then it's 25 miles up the Klamath River to see sights you can only access by boat.   You'll see a host of wildlife including bear, wild steer, and bald eagles.  You never know what you'll see.  Captain Rich knows the river like the back of his hand and has many stories to share.  And not to spoil any surprises, but be prepared to get a little wet!  So much fun!

Klamath River Jet Boat Tours
17635 Highway 101 South
Klamath, CA 95548
707-482-7775 or 800-887-JETS

Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is a 9-mile two lane road through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park which was completed in 1993. The Parkway was named after Newton Drury due to his efforts in the creation of Redwood National and State Parks.   There are ample places to stop and explore the numerous hiking trails.  Of special note are "The Big Tree" and "The Corkscrew Tree"...  If you follow the road south to the end, you'll find the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, a resident herd of Roosevelt elk and the entrance to Fern Canyon.

Directions: Signed exits off of U.S. 101 located 6 miles north of Orick, Calif. or 4 miles south of Klamath, Calif.  

Fern Canyon
Davison Road is the access road to Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs Beach. (Found at the end of Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway) The dirt road has vehicle limitations 8' wide and 24' long. No trailers are allowed.  Davison Road goes back 8 miles to the ocean.  Along the way you will see Gold Bluff State Campgrounds and picnic areas in the redwoods & on the beach.   Follow the bumpy dirt road until it comes to the trail head.   At a couple of points, there will be little brooks you must ford with your vehicle.  Depending on the time of year, this is not an issue but it is fun and kids will love it.    Parts of "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" was filmed in Fern Canyon.   There's no doubt, when you're here, you just might  run across a dinosaur or two.

Tour Thru Tree
Vehicles can drive right through the center of a giant hollowed-out tree.  We took our daughters through when they were young and they still remember how cool it was to drive a car right through a tree!   Now, years later, we visited for our blog and saw the delight of a young girl as she rolled down the window and was able to touch the inside of the tree while sitting in her car seat!   Worth the $5 entrance fee.  

Tour Thru Tree
430 Highway 169
Klamath, CA 95548
Take Terwer Valley off-ramp from Highway 101 east 1/4 mile on Route 169.

Trees of Mystery
A friend once defined a tourist trap as a place that has more on the outside than was inside.  
While from the outside, Trees of Mystery may look like a tourist trap, you'd be wrong. Inside is one of the most incredible museum of Indian artifacts from all over the United States.  Currently, it's the largest personal collection on display for the public.   The gift shop certainly has something for everyone including ice cream and the world's best fudge...melt in your mouth, creamy and buttery smooth.

Trees of Mystery is a must see if you are staying at Kamp Klamp
Trees of Mystery
15500 Highway 101 North
Klamath, CA 95548
707-482-2251 or 800-638-3389

Battery Point Lighthouse
Visits to the Battery Point Lighthouse and Island are only possible at low tides. Extreme care and caution should be used when crossing the two hundred feet between the mainland and island anytime wave action may cover the crossing area.

Directions: From Highway 101 in Crescent City, go west on Front Street until it ends at A Street. Turn left onto A Street and follow it to the parking lot at its end. The Battery Point Lighthouse is open April through September, tides permitting, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.  707-464-3089

St. George Reef Lighthouse
Crescent City, CA 95531

Ocean World
304 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531

Bird Watching
Del Norte County has 427 recorded bird species as of 2010....more than 23 entire states and 9 Canadian provinces.   For the 43 best bird watching sites, click

Agate Hunting
The beach at Crescent City is a great place to go agate hunting.  For location and tips for finding agates, check out this website:

Bicycling and Mountain Biking
Once you get out here, you'll wish you had a bicycle.  So bring one, or if you don't have one, here are some places you can get one...

Back Country Bicycles
1331 Northcrest Dr.
Crescent City, CA
They have all kinds of bikes, accessories for sale, repair services and free maps

Kites Bikes
2151 Harmony Lane
Crescent City, CA 707-464-2065
Bikes for sale and rent.  Numerous styles, street cruisers, trail and mountain bikes.
Free maps.

Del Norte County offers miles of open and undeveloped shoreline.  Except for the busiest days of summer, they are mostly unpopulated.  Most beaches have easy access with parking nearby. 

Coastal Trail - Hidden Beach

Requa Road off Highway 101. Drive 2.5 miles to the Klamath Overlook. The trail head is at the south end of the parking lot. This is an 8-mile round trip hike.

Beachfront Park 
Pleasant harbor view. Many people walk their dogs here. Restrooms and picnic tables.

Location: Along Howe Drive in Crescent City.

Kellogg Beach
This relatively unknown beach is perfect for hiking and fishing.   No facilities.

Location: 8 miles north of Crescent City on Highway 101, turn west onto Kings Valley Road and follow “Coastal Access” signs to Kellogg Beach.

Pebble Beach

A great place to go agate hunting. Restrooms and picnic table.

Location: Turnouts along Pebble Beach Drive in Crescent City.

Point St. George

This beach is the best for tidepooling.  Random rough waves and strong currents make the “buddy system” a must. Beach access is not easy, so it is uncrowded. There are no facilities.

Location: From Highway 101 in Crescent City, turn west on Washington Boulevard and follow it to Radio Road. Turn right and drive to Point St. George Public Access. Trail leads to beach.

South Beach

Sandy and popular. Concessions and restrooms.

Location: South of Anchor Way, off Highway 101 at Crescent City Harbor.

Wilson Creek Beach
One of the most accessible beaches in the area. This beach is not swimmer-friendly. Restrooms and picnic tables.   Location: From Highway 101, 5.5 miles north of Klamath, take Wilson Creek Road west. Beach is at the end of the road.
Crescent Beach
This broad stretch of sandy beach is perfect for family outings.  Beach Picnic tables are located behind the beachfront on grassy, flat areas. Restrooms.    Location: Along Enderts Beach Road, off Highway 101 south of Crescent City. Plenty of parking.
Enderts Beach

One of the smallest beaches in the state, it is the preferred location for scenery, beach quality and solitude.  Restrooms and picnic tables.

Location: End of Enderts Beach Road, off Highway 101 south of Crescent City. Trail leads to beach.

High Bluff Beach

On a secluded cove with breathtaking views.   Follow the 1/2 mile trail through forests to reach the beach.  Picnic tables, restrooms, recycling.

Location: From Highway 1 take Klamath Beach Road, turn left onto Alder Camp Road. Follow this road to Coastal Drive and turn right down into High Bluffs picnic area. Trail leads to beach.

Lake Earl Wildlife Area
Tolowa Dunes has 7.5 miles of ocean frontage, including a broad, dune-covered strand that runs into Kellogg Beach. Restrooms and picnic tables. 
Location: 2 miles north of Crescent City, off Northcrest Drive.

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