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Del Norte County is a beautiful place to spend quality time with your family. You’ll find fun and interesting places like Trees of Mystery and the Sky Trail, Ocean World, the Rowdy Creek Hatchery, and the Tour Thru Tree. hide/show text

For history buffs and those interested in Native American artifacts, you can enjoy a large collection at the End of the Trail Museum as well as a fine collection of basketry at the Del Norte County Historical Society Main Museum. And don’t forget our two lighthouses, Battery Point and St. George Reef perched on the rugged Pacific Coastline.

You can also find various displays at Visitor Centers in towns or in the parks. And you can take tours by boat, by bus, or on foot by any of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and services.

If you love outdoor adventure, check out the extensive section on this website about beaches, redwood parks, hiking, surfing, kayaking and much more!

All you have to do is relax, have fun, and enjoy your stay in The Real Northern California.

Check out nature walks and ranger-led programs in the Redwood National and State Parks.

Redwoods Mural Society Mural Tour

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Redwoods Mural Society Mural Tour

Del Norte County is known as the place “where the redwoods meet the sea” – a collision of silent, ancient forests with the churning power of the Pacific. More than 30 murals and mosaics on public buildings throughout Del Norte County capture the essence of life on California’s Redwoods Coast.


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Robin’s Nest

June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Robin’s Nest

An Antique and Collectible Store in Crescent City


Phone: 707-464-6073


Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, Inc

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, Inc

Sponsored by the Smith River Kiwanis Club, the fish hatchery is designed populate the native runs of steelhead trout and chinook salmon in the Smith River. Fish are at the hatchery all year. Free Tours: Monday through Friday, 9 to 4 Location: The hatchery is located at, 255 N. Fred Haight Drive near the post […]


Phone: 707-487-3443


SEA SIDE ESPRESSO

May 26, 2014 Comments Off on SEA SIDE ESPRESSO

Hours: Daily 7 am – 5 pm  


Phone: 707-465-5916


Sea West Restaurant

May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Sea West Restaurant

Authentic Thai cuisine, prime rib, steak and seafood


Phone: 707-487-1573


SHIP ASHORE RESORT

May 26, 2014 Comments Off on SHIP ASHORE RESORT

Enjoy truly magnificent river and ocean views along with a wide variety of excellent cuisine.


Phone: 707-487-3141


Soft Adventure Majestic Redwood Forests of Del Norte County Itinerary

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Soft Adventure Majestic Redwood Forests of Del Norte County Itinerary

The ancient coast redwood ecosystem preserved in the parks of Del Norte County contains some of the planet’s most majestic forests. Redwood trees are an American icon, the tallest trees in the world. These amazing complex forests, where trees frequently stretch skyward over 300 feet, beg for exploration. Walking through a redwood grove on a […]


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South Beach Outfitters

June 5, 2014 Comments Off on South Beach Outfitters

Rent surf boards, wetsuits, boots and body boards. Diverse selection of gifts.


Phone: 707-464-2963


St. George Reef Lighthouse

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on St. George Reef Lighthouse

The St. George Reef Lighthouse is the result of the sinking of the coastal steamer Brother Jonathan, which sank on St. George Reef in July, 1865, with the loss of over 150 lives. As a result, planning was begun to place a lighthouse in these treacherous waters. Constructed between 1882-1892, St. George is called America’s […]


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SUBWAY RESTAURANTS

May 26, 2014 Comments Off on SUBWAY RESTAURANTS

This popular sandwich restaurant has three locations in Crescent City and one in Klamath.


Phone: 707-464-2166 North/465-5853 South