Sunday, March 8, 2009
Quigley's Store & RV Park
Located right on the bank of the Klamath River one can find the historic Quigley's Store and RV Park!
While driving down the State of Jefferson Byway (California Hwy 96) one can find Quigley's Store and RV Park. This place is worth a stop even if you aren't ready to call it a day and find a place to camp. Walking inside the store is like a portal to the past, stepping on oiled tongue and groove wooden floors, and a market that has a little bit of most everything! The area was formerly visited by President Hoover as he was friends of the original owner, Willis Quigley. They also have a nice little Deli and great spot to eat out on the deck or cozy tables inside. One can find a light meal there for either Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner ~ if they are open food will be available. The summer months this place is frequently full, but still worth the stop.
If you are looking for a very casual, out of the way place to visit this might be just the ticket! Area attractions include the Klamath National Forest, not to mention the scenic Klamath River with fishing and rafting right at your doorstep. Nearby is a 9 hole golf course, a shooting range, and hunting in the area during appropriate seasons for bear, deer, turkey and quail. Along the Klamath River one can watch gold mining operations and learn the area's vast gold mining history.
The RV facilities include cable TV with hookups. There are laundry facilities, horseshoe pit, a sandy beach along the river, with canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. Thirteen of the 20 RV sites are located along the river with access. The park has 20 amp electrical service, a comfort station, and the roads and sites are graveled. A typical site is 25' X 40' and can accommodate up to a 40' rig. Pets are allowed, but must be on leash.
Great tidbits of history can be found at Quigley's Store & RV Park small webpage, it is definitely worth a read!
Directions to Quigleys:
From Yreka travel approximately 8 miles North on Hwy 263 (Historic Hwy 99) until you cross the Klamath River Bridge and then turn left on Hwy 96 (The Jefferson State Byway) then travel 15 miles west. From Interstate-5, turn off at Collier's Rest Stop (North of Yreka) and travel west on Hwy 96 17 miles to Quigley's. The park is on the south side (River side) of Hwy 96.
Reservations can be made by calling: (530) 465-2224.