Saturday, June 20, 2009

Things to See and Do on Highway 96

Highway 96 from Interstate 5 to Weitchpec at Hwy 169:
Note: When you start your journey down Hwy 96, be sure you have fuel and your supplies!

For a brochure/map on all the museums of Siskiyou County please see download here at the Siskiyou County Historical Society website. (look for box on lower left of first page for .pdf file.)

Be sure and take advantage of the wonderful photographic opportunities you will have in Siskiyou County!

  • Enjoy the Scenery the entire way!
  • Check out river rafting possibilities.
  • Enjoy the many river access points along the Klamath and enjoy fishing!
  • Stop at Quigley's Store at Klamath River,CA for a cold drink and good deli sandwich or hot soup and coffee. (Don't blink, you'll miss it!) (530) 465-2224.
  • Look for the Walker Bridge, built circa 1910 ~ still in use today!
  • Several nice Forest Service Campgrounds along the road, check them out!
  • Enjoy winter Steelhead fishing on the Klamath River! There are plenty of public access spots along Highway 96 west of Interstate 5 for bank fishing, or hire a drift boat guide and cover prime areas. Klamath Steelhead are famous for being hard-fighting fish and often range between 3 to 5 pounds.
  • Try your hand at gold panning!  You can get lessons and information here at Klamath River Resort.

  • Happy Camp, California ~
  1. Visit the Happy Camp People Center (Karuk Museum), 64236 Second Avenue, Happy Camp, CA 96030. (530) 493-1600. Karuk Website.
  2. Be sure and look for the sculpture of Big Foot as you enter town! :)
  3. Check out Klamath River Rafting at Happy Camp's local outfitter: River Country Rafting (530) 493-2207.
  4. Check out White Water Rafting North 
  5. Recreational Gold Mining. Contact the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce for information. (530) 493-2900
  6. Visit The Happy Camp Ranger District Office at 63822 Highway 96, right in Happy Camp or call (530) 493-2243 and pick up a brochure of Day Hikes in the Klamath National Forest. Take a non-wilderness hike on the Sulphur Springs Trail head to Elk Creek. The trail leaves Sulphur Springs Campground 15 miles south of Happy Camp. A cool, shady walk with nice views of Elks Creek will be seen along the trail. A 2 mile hike up leads to a small designated picnic area. (This brochure and others are also available at the Chamber of Commerce in Yreka)

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