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Klamath - California


A steelhead fishing center, this is a growing town, which has based its economy on hosting visitors: with jet-boat trips up the Klamath River, camping and RV parks and attractions, including the Tour-Thru Tree (south of town) and a Paul Bunyan theme park called Trees of Mystery (north of town).

Things to See & Do

Trees of Mystery includes a large gift shop and the End-of-the-Trail Indian Museum, holding one of the nation's largest collections of Indian artifacts, including masks, jewelry and woven baskets. Don't be misled by the garish nature of the entrance to Trees of Mystery. It's a very interesting place with an educational trail through the woods. A restaurant is located across the highway.

Klamath is a good place to stay when visiting Redwood National Park. It's at just about the center of the park.

The town has long been a favorite place for campers and RV owners to camp near the shoreline. Roads are often lined with RVs, parked for weekend activity. The year 2000 saw the Parks Service moving to eliminate the popular parking spots. Tourists are angry, and the local business people are even angrier. While there is still parking along the roads, the Park Service intends to eliminate it over the next few years.

Klamath Hotels

The Historic Requa Inn
451 Requa Road (707-482-1425) is one mile off Hwy. 101 west of town with 16 rooms in an historic building overlooking the Klamath River. The nightly charge includes a full breakfast. The dining room is for fine dining, with a sopisticated American menu. The is the superior hotel in the area.

Motel Trees

Four miles north of Klamath at 15495 Highway 101 north (707-482-3152) across the road from the Trees of Mystery theme park. This motel has 23 units with tennis courts, a lounge and restaurant, and also WiFi. A two-room suite is available. This is an older motel, publicly admitted by the owners as "Vintage." Ss with the theme park, the motel has an aura of the 1940s, but has been well maintained.

Woodland Villa Cabins & Market
15870 U.S. Highway 101 (888-866-2466)
There are cabins scattered through the forest, a few originals and most recently and currently being re-built. The latter cabins are very comfortable and have modern decor, and modern kitchens. This is an unusual vacation spot, close to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in the middle of the redwood forest, and the scene of Roosevelt Elk spottings, and seeing various other wildlife.

Camp Marigold Garden Cottages
16101 Hwy. 101 South (707-482-3583)
Klamath attracts thousands of outdoor lovers each year and the town is well-supplied with places to camp.Camp Marigold has been here for a long time. It has 13 housekeeping cabins, RV hookups, showers and laundry. Be aware that this is not a fancy place. It is basic accommodations, and is pet friendly.


Steelhead Lodge
330 Terwer Riffle Road (707-482-8145)
thie a mixed-accommodation place with eight motel units with kitchens, as well as tent sites and RV spaces with hookups.

Chinook RV Resort
17465 Hwy. 101 South (866-482-3511, toll-free) This RV park is right beside the highway, with 72 sites, full hookups and tent sites on the river with showers, laundry, store and liquor store.

The Prairie Creek State Park campground is just north of town. The Gold Bluff Beach Campground is open year-round, in addition to one back country site.

For information on Redwood National Park
and the three state parks, go to:
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Del Norte Redwoods State Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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