Things To Do Around Yreka

North Siskiyou Chamber
Bronze colored statue of kneeling gold miner with donkey standing beside, sign with 'Yreka' hangs above

Yreka Chamber of Commerce

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting trade and tourism in the Yreka area. Yreka has been listed as 48th in the top 100 small communities in the U.S. and is located 22 miles south of the California/Oregon border next to Interstate 5. Nestled in the northernmost corner of the majestic Shasta Valley, it offers panoramic views of Mount Shasta and three different mountain ranges: the Cascades, the Siskiyous, and the Marble Mountains.

Phone: 530-842-1649

Historic Downtown Yreka
The Stockslager-Farraher House, grey two stories with rounded corners brick chimney in center wooden fence in front

Yreka Chamber of Commerce

Yreka is a quiet little city located in an area rich in history and generous in natural resources. It is also the most historic city in this region - a remarkably well-preserved gold-rush era town featuring a "step-back-in-time" downtown. A walking tour begins on Miner Street and goes past a number of interesting shops and restaurants housed in buildings dating back to the late 1800’s. Known as the town with a “Living House Museum,” Yreka is blessed with over 70 pre-1900 homes, including many beautiful Victorians, most of which are in excellent condition. All of them sit within a few blocks of our historic downtown (Miner Street) and can be viewed easily on foot and are part of the walking tour. This original part of town has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1972.

City of Yreka
Address: 701 Fourth Street, Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: 530-841-2386
Contact Us: contact form

Museums in Siskiyou County
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Siskiyou County Museum and Historical Society

There are several museums in Siskiyou County and the Yreka area. The Siskiyou County Museum in Yreka was built in 1950 by the county to collect, preserve, disseminate and interpret the history of the area for future generations. Located within one hour of Lava Beds National Monument, the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, majestic 14,162 foot Mount Shasta, and numerous gold-bearing rivers, the Museum features exhibits detailing Siskiyou County's colorful history from Indian cultures to 20th century themes.

Office: 321 N. Gold St, Rooms 8 & 9, Yreka, CA
Phone: 530-572-1099
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Siskiyou County Visitor’s Bureau
Sloping hillside covered in golden plants on one side and purple flowers on the other with a few trees scattered throughout

Siskiyou County Visitor's Bureau: Photo by Cindy Diaz

Looking for an adventure? Beauty? Solitude? Excitement? It's time to visit far Northern California's Siskiyou County. In every direction, you'll find rugged peaks, green, lush valleys, abundant wildlife, peaceful agricultural settings, and some of the West's most beautiful (and fishiest) rivers. Presiding over it all is Mount Shasta - the 14,179' stratovolcano that towers 10,000 feet over the surrounding area and provides a ready playground for climbers, skiers, hikers and sightseers of all stripes.

Address: 1512 South Oregon St., Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: 530-842-1638

Gold Mining in California
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Featured: Gold Districts of California

California's gold-mining history is a brilliant lure, and many books, pamphlets, periodicals and articles have been published on the subject. The old mining districts and settlements, including "ghost" towns, are visited by increasing numbers of tourists each year. In a few districts the old camps have been reconstructed. Several old gold mining towns, such as Columbia, Johnsville, Coloma, Shasta, and Bodie, are California state parks or recreation areas. In recent years more people have become aware of the importance of California's gold rush in the history and development of the western United States, and steps have been made to preserve historical structures and equipment closely associated with gold mining. The largest gold display south of Alaska may be viewed at the Siskiyou County Courthouse daily from 8am to 5pm and is located at 311 4th street.

Ringe Park and Pool
Kids jungle gym in the trees

City of Yreka: Ringe Park

Ringe Park & Pool is the largest sports complex in Yreka, situated on the corner of Knapp Street and Sherman St. In Ringe Park, there are two little league baseball fields, a 25 yard-length pool, a large play structure and picnic areas. Little League Baseball have recently remodeled their snack shack and concrete stadium seating is provided for the larger baseball diamond along Sherman St. Behind the outfield, under a grove of trees, is the newly installed play structure and picnic areas. Facing Knapp Street, Ringe Pool is an outdoor pool open to the public throughout the summer.

Greenhorn Park
Reservoir at Greenhorn Park surrounded by grasses, shrubbery, trees with hills rising in the background

City of Yreka: Greenhorn Park

The largest park in Yreka, Greenhorn Park has been built around an expansive reservoir sourced by Greenhorn Creek. Trails weave through the surrounding hillside, lapping the lake, while fishermen take advantage of both off-shore and boat fishing. A large picnic area, play structure, open field and a new log cabin information center and restroom are located at Upper Greenhorn. Along the south side of the lake there is old gold mining machinery and a small ghost town.

Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Just a quick 45 minutes north of Yreka is Ashland that offers every visitor a wealth of exploration and discoveries. There are cultural and scenic treasures awaiting you.

Dining/Shopping in Ashland, Oregon
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The Best of Ashland

Ashland boasts 100 restaurants. Primarily locally owned and operated, Ashland's restaurants feature the varied talent of local chefs. Shopping in Ashland is an adventure. The owners of the retail business are local and they offer their customers something different than can be found in chain store shopping. Galleries and shops feature everything from local to internationally known artists handcrafting jewelry, pottery, paintings and sculptures.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Photo by David Cooper

Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theaters in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theaters plus numerous ancillary activities.

Address: 15 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland OR
Box Office Phone: 800-219-8161
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Science Works Hands-On Museum
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Science Works Museum

Southern Oregon's world class science museum features innovative exhibits, science shows and exploration for all ages.

Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address: 1500 East Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-6767