Thursday, February 19, 2009

Waiiaka Trailer Haven ~ Yreka

Waiiaka Trailer Haven
240 Sharps Road
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 842-4500

This is a well-established commercial establishment open year round within the city limits. The trailer park is located right off Interstate 5 at the first exit heading north. Waiiaka offers full hookups, laundry room, wifi, cable TV, and most sites are pull through. This park is affiliated with "Good Sam" Parks. The park boasts of shady spots, and a view of a typical site is shown in one of the pictures above. They have a self serve process for travelers just wanting to use the dump station service for a small fee. The office is open part time, but sign in sheets and directions are posted at the office. There are some full time residents in this park and during fair season in August the park is generally quite full as it is located next to the fairgrounds.

Free WiFi. Cable TV available.

What to do:
Waiiaka is located nearby to many services, all within a short drive. Within about a mile plus one can find major grocery stores, gas stations, a hospital, and full service RV repair. The excellent Siskiyou County Museum is nearby as well as the local library, parks, movie theater, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, etc., and the Klamath National Forest Headquarters. Yreka is home to a National Historic District and it can be found at the central exit off of I-5. There is a nice walking tour of both the commercial district as well as Third Street, a residential district. A walk around town should include a visit to the Siskiyou County Courthouse and see the largest gold display south of the Yukon. During the summer months a ride on the Blue Goose Train through the Shasta Valley is a great way to spend an afternoon. The Yreka Chamber of Commerce has a welcome center at the corner of Broadway and Miner Streets, be sure and stop in and pick up maps, brochures and other items of interest. A visit to the Yreka History Blog will give one a taste of the history of this gold rush town.

How to get there:
While driving north on Interstate 5 take the first Yreka exit at Moonlit Oaks. (The name likely won't be on any signs...) At the end of the off ramp turn right towards the fairgrounds and within a few yards a stop sign at Fairlane Road. Turn left and travel past the fairgrounds on Fairlane Road (frontage road) and look for the large billboard sign on the right side of the street. Turn right at Sharps Road and travel less than 1/4 mile to the entrance of Waiiaka Trailer Haven.

Current rates as of this posting, are $28 per day for full hookups. Non-guest use of the dump station is listed as $5.

Link for reviews on this park: RV Park Reviews

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