Weott, California Photos, Information,
Accommodations and Map
Weott is located along Highway 101 in the
majestic California Redwood forests 45 miles south of coastal Eureka. This small
town is situated in a valley surrounded by the tall trees that have existed and
grown for several thousand years. Weott was named for the Native American
Wiyot Indians who have lived in the Northern California coastal region
for thousands of years, hunting the area's
wildlife, fishing for salmon and gathering roots for medicine, food and basketry.
Weott enjoys beautiful surroundings and a bounty of things to do that include
fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, canoe and kayaking down the regional
Adjacent to Weott is Humboldt Redwoods State Park along the scenic Avenue of the Giants.
It encompasses 52,000 acres, including over 17,000 acres of ancient
old-growth coast redwood forest. The State Park is located 45 miles
south of Eureka along the Avenue of the Giants and 20 miles north of
Garberville. Call 707-946-2409.
This park is California's largest Redwood state park and includes the
Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining contiguous old-growth coast
redwood forest in the world. The trees are thousands of years old
and have never been logged with the forest looking much as it did 100
The park offers 100 miles of hiking trails, fishing, canoeing and
swimming in the Eel River; family, group, horse, bicycle and backpack camps, a
visitor center with exhibits and bookstore, scenic drives, and seasonal
interpretive programs such as campfires and nature walks.
Three drive-through trees located in the general area are located in the town of Myers Flat; about one
mile north of Hidden Springs Campground; and four miles south of
Burlington Campground and the Visitor Center on the Avenue of the
There are three developed campgrounds--Albee Creek Campground,
Burlington Campground and Hidden Springs--all within walking distance of either
the South Fork Eel River or Bull Creek. None of the campgrounds are directly on
the water due to the fluctuation in water level in the winter. While swimming is
possible during the summer and fall, it is not recommended in the winter or
early spring due to swift currents and high water flows.
While fishing is prohibited on tributaries of the Eel River,
including Bull Creek, fishermen enjoy the
salmon run during the fall. You need a fishing license
if you are over 16 years old. Licenses are sold at Brown's Sporting
Goods in Garberville 26 miles south or Grundman's in Rio Dell 22
Weott, California is located along Highway 101
south of Eureka.