stanbridge-lk-08-129Hiking Coastal Trails: There are a a series of trails along the coast just north of the mouth of the Klamath River.

The Northern Pacific Coast: The mouth of the Klamath River meets the Pacific Ocean about 18 miles south of Redwood National Park . If you don’t float all the way to the ocean, make sure to head to the coast. There are dunes north of Crescent City along Pelican Bay and the coastal redwoods should not be missed either.

Redwood National Park: (707) 464-6101 18 miles north of the mouth of the Klamath River. Four developed campsite areas. Three are in the redwoods and one is on the coast. No trailer hook-ups, Hiking trails abound.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: (707) 458-3018 Nine miles east of Crescent City on Hwy 199. Find yourself surrounded by old growth coastal redwoods with over 20 miles of hiking and nature trails, river access too. Park and campground open year round.

Battery Point Lighthouse: Crescent City Harbor When you read that the first keeper of this lighthouse was named Theophilis Magruder, it is certain that this landmark has a long and storied past. Perhaps the most fascinating tidbit being, besides the name of above mentioned keeper, that the lighthouse and Crescent City were hit by a tsunami in 1964 triggered by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Anchorage and sustained the worst damage ever recorded in the lower forty-eight states. The lighthouse first beamed into the foggy night in 1852.

Fishing Tip

Fishing is renowned on the Lower Klamath. There is currently a dam-removal proposal in action that would restore the once-thriving Salmon run.

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