Things To Do Around Yreka

Yreka Chamber of Commerce
Yreka Chamber of Commerce: www.yrekachamber.com

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
Email: yrekachamber117@gmail.com

Historic Downtown Yreka
The Stockslager-Farraher House: Yreka Chamber of Commerce

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.

Phone: 530-842-1649
Email: yrekachamber117@gmail.com

Siskiyou County Museum
Siskiyou County Museum: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/museum

Siskiyou County Museum and Historical Society

The Siskiyou County Museum, 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.

Phone: 530-842-3836
Email: SCHS.main@gmail.com

Siskiyou County Visitor’s Bureau
Siskiyou County Visitor’s Bureau: Photo by Cindy Diaz

Siskiyou County Visitor's Bureau

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.

Contacts: http://visitsiskiyou.org/contact/

Holiday Inn Express: Yreka-Shasta Area
Holiday Inn Express, YREKA: Photo by AmandeepD

Holiday Inn Express, YREKA: Photo by AmandeepD

The Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located off Interstate 5 in the northeastern corner of the picturesque Shasta Valley. Breathtaking views and historic sites abound in this Northern California city. Start your day right every morning with the free hot breakfast bar featuring 100% Arabica Smart Roast coffee and our signature cinnamon rolls. Families can enjoy staying at this Yreka hotel while they explore everything the Shasta Valley has to offer. You can choose to stay close by and visit the Yreka Historic District with shops, restaurants, statues and museums. Then, you can learn about local history at the Siskiyou County Courthouse or take a scenic drive to Mt. Ashland, Mt. Shasta and the Klamath River. During your stay, enjoy a swim in the heated, indoor pool or a workout in the Fitness Center.

Phone: 530-842-1600
Fax: 530-842-2700
Email: Attention Anna Perez, hiexpressyreka@gmail.com

Gold Mining in California
Featured: Gold Districts of California

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.

Critterville Alpacas
Crittervillealpaca Farms

Critterville Alpacas

Alpacas are a domesticated species of South American Camelid, resembling a small llama in appearance. Critterville Alpacas is situated 8 miles south of Yreka on Highway 5. The farm offers Ranch Tours, as well as the opportunity to purchase an alpaca for yourself.

Phone: 530-436-9802

Ringe Park and Pool
Ringe Park

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
Greenhorn Park

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
Ashland Chamber of Commerce

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
Ashland Chamber Stamp

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
An aerial view of the OSF campus: Photo by David Cooper

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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
Toll Free Ticket(s) Sales Phone: 800-219-8161
Ticket(s) Sales Phone: 541-482-4331
Ticket(s) Sales Email: boxoffice@osfashland.org

Science Works Hands-On Museum
Science Works Hands-On Museum

Science Works Museum

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

Hours:
Summer (Memorial - Labor Day): 10am - 6pm Everyday
Fall, Winter, & Spring: 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday

Admission:
$8.00 for kids ages 2 – 12; $10.00 for teens and adults; $8.00 for seniors 65+

Address: 1500 East Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-6767
Email: info@scienceworksmuseum.org