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Yreka, CA Travel, Photos Information and News

Yreka describes itself as having the nicest people and most beautiful scenery around. That's the kind of place we all hope to find.

Historic, quaint and right out of the pages of another time and place, Yreka is located 22 miles south of the California - Oregon border next to Interstate 5. Chosen as 48th in the top 100 small communities in the U.S., you'll find it in the northernmost corner of the majestic Shasta Valley overlooking majestic Mount Shasta and three mountain ranges -- Cascades, Siskiyou and the Marble Mountains.

Yreka is comes from the Indian word for white mountain, an appropriate description as the mountain tops are usually white, even during the summer.

The four seasons destination offers world class fishing, white water rafting, gliding, hiking/backpacking, skiing at two nearby ski parks, bicycling, snowmobiling and even golf and tennis.

The well-preserved gold-rush era town features over 70 pre-1900 houses. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. For visitor information, the Yreka Chamber of Commerce is your key source:

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