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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.

The Town of Hiouchi, Del Norte County

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on The Town of Hiouchi, Del Norte County

Hiouchi is known for its warmer climate, natural beauty and outdoor recreation activities. Located on U.S. Highway 199, Hiouchi borders the banks of the pristine Smith River where in the summer months river goers enjoy swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and river rafting. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park offers the most popular river hot spot in Hiouchi […]


The Town of Klamath, Del Norte County

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on The Town of Klamath, Del Norte County

Klamath, 32 miles south of Crescent City, sits on the mouth of the mighty Klamath River and is located within the Yurok reservation. For centuries, the Yurok Indian tribe has called the banks of the Klamath home. Early settlements on the south end of the county depended upon the river waters for transportation and commerce. […]


The Town of Smith River, Del Norte County

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on The Town of Smith River, Del Norte County

Smith River, proudly carrying the title of Easter Lily Capitol of the World, offers visitors a beautiful coastal drive along Highway 101 bordered by acres of green pastures and lily fields. This community invites you to stay and enjoy its cafés, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, pub, hotels, RV parks, campgrounds and museum. The White Gold […]


Things to Do

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Things to Do

Coming to Del Norte County? There are many things to do that you can choose from. From Redwood Forests and the Drive Thru Tree to walks on beaches.


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May 26, 2014 Comments Off on TOMASINI’S ENOTECA

This Café has a 100-yr old redwood bar!

Phone: 707-464-2909



Full service restaurant and bar. Taco Tuesdays are a local favorite every Tuesday evening! The lounge features dance music Friday and Saturday night almost every weekend of the year!

Phone: 707-464-5712

Tour Thru Tree

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Tour Thru Tree

Phone: (707) 482-5971

Traveling to Del Norte County

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Traveling to Del Norte County

Del Norte County is the most northwest county of California and sits on the Pacific Ocean between the Oregon border and Humboldt County along US Highways 101 and 199. Miles to Crescent City   Travel to Del Norte By Car Arcata, CA: 78 Brookings, OR: 21 Coos Bay, OR: 134 Eugene, OR: 225 Eureka, CA: […]


Trees of Mystery

September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Trees of Mystery

Almost a mile long groomed interpretive trail through the awe-inspiring Redwoods of Northern California. Part of the trail (The Trail of Tall Tales) is devoted to the myth and mythology of Paul Bunyan, America’s larger-than-life logger from the turn of the century. The trail, museum, gift shop, restaurant and motel are perfect for family or […]

Phone: 707-482-2251

Tsunami Bowling Center

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Tsunami Bowling Center

Beginning Sept. 3rd, we offer a Monday Foursome League, Tuesday Rambler League, Wednesday Oil League, Thursday Fisherman’s’ Wives League, and Friday Match-up’s League.

Phone: (707) 464-4323