California North Coast Visitor Information

Roosevelt Elk, Orick

The largest and most visible land mammal in the northern redwood region. They can be found approximately 50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City.

Roosevelt elk are a major conservation success story.  Hunted nearly to extinction by North Coast settlers, there were only a few hundred animals left when conservation efforts began.  Now the elk number in the thousands and they are being reintroduced to many areas of their original range.

Elk watching “hotspots” are at Davison Road (one hundred yards from Highway 101) and Elk Prairie along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway (.5 mile from the southern junction with Highway 101). Never approach elk on foot; they are wild animals and become aggressive during courtship and when protecting calves.

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Top Attractions in the North Coast Area

Avenue of the Giants
Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City
Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center
Carson Falls Hike
Carson Mansion, Eureka
Charles M Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa
Hike & Climb in Bodega Bay
Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa
Mill Tour and Museum, Scotia
Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa
Petrified Forest, Calistoga
Redwoods National Park, Crescent City
Roosevelt Elk, Orick
Roots of Motive Power, Willits
Safari West, Santa Rosa
Salmon Spawning Tours, Redwood Nat’l Park
Samoa Cookhouse, Eureka
Six Rivers National Forest
Skunk Train, Fort Bragg
Sonoma County Farm Trails
Trees of Mystery, Klamath
Trinidad Bay Charters, Trinidad
Victorian Homes in Ferndale

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