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NATURAL BEAUTY Ancient redwoods, pristine coastline with sandy and rocky primitive beaches and sea stacks, lagoons, 200- mile- long wild and scenic rivers, dunes, wetlands, hundreds of species of birds, in or within a short distance from Crescent City.
FILM FRIENDLY We are here to assist with your location needs, and we offer production resources, trained personnel, affordable locations, and flexible permitting options.
GREAT WEATHER Mild winters and summers with average coastal temperatures rarely rising above 70 degrees in summer and 55 degrees in winter, are perfect for filming. Most rainfall occurs between the months of January and April. Our rain and coastal fog are what make the giant redwoods grow and keep this region green longer than elsewhere in California.
UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE Cabins, farm and ranch houses, lodges along the rivers, oceanfront beach houses, a riverfront historic Inn, two historic lighthouses with public access, mid twentieth century neighborhoods and shopping districts. We have a variety in our community.
DISTINCTIVE ATTRACTIONS Redwood National Park, Klamath Tour Through Tree (walk, bike, or drive through a giant redwood over 700 years old), Jet Boat 45 miles up the Klamath River, at Trees of Mystery ride in the Sky Trail gondola to view the redwood canopy 600 feet from the ground, experience sea life of the north coast at Ocean World (a half million gallon aquarium), tour Battery Point Lighthouse and helicopter over to rugged St. George Reef Lighthouse (the only off-shore lighthouse in the world with public access), stay in a fire lookout in the wilderness, explore history at End of the Trail Native American Museum, the Main Museum, or the Ship Ashore Museum (located in a 1925-era luxury yacht in Smith River), take an educational visit to a Marine Mammal Center, discover the majesty of Stout Grove (easily accessed off of Howland Road, immaculate 44 acres of giant virgin redwoods along the Smith River).
LOOKS LIKE Any town USA, fishing port with lighthouses, commercial maritime community, wild riverfront, to name a few. The town of Smith River could double for the Netherlands since it is the “Easter Lily Capitol of the World.” Ewoks have passed through our other-worldly primeval forests and ET's spaceship landed in our meadow.
COMMUTER AIRPORT The Del Norte County Regional Airport (CEC) is located in Crescent City and there are daily direct flights on Contour Airlines from Oakland International Airport (OAK). A private airport is located in Gasquet just a few miles east on Highway 199.
AFFORDABLE HOTELS, EATERIES, SHOPPING AND THE ARTS Area hotels, motels, resorts, and the historic Requa Inn, offer many different amenities, from splendid views of the Pacific Ocean and rivers to a downtown location convenient to shopping. Dining has a “locavore” emphasis in Del Norte, with numerous eateries featuring a spectacular view. Fresh Dungeness crab, albacore tuna, salmon, grass-fed beef and pork, award winning cheeses, clam chowder on the waterfront, and locally grown produce can tempt any palate. The sheer beauty of the area also has attracted a vibrant and active arts community.