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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 rivers. 

 

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 years ago.

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 Giants.

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 miles north.

 

 

 

Weott, California is located along Highway 101 south of Eureka.