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What is the most remote town in Northern California?

What is the most remote town in Northern California?

Jun 26th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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What is the most remote town in Northern California?

I've got a four day holiday weekend next week and am looking for a place to get away from it all. I'd like to find a campground that is not on the reservation system since I'll be arriving on Thursday night and would like to find a campsite.

i've got a place in mind that has a nice campground and fishing nearby in a small river. It's a small comunity about an hour off the main highway.

But, I'm looking for other suggestions. I usually go out into the center of Nevada for these big weekends but I don't want to spend the money on gas this year.

So, any ideas?
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Jun 26th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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We've been considering the "Lost Coast"
area-up in Humboldt County-Honeydew, Petrolia, Capetown-
for a similar escape in September.
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Jun 26th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Another idea would be Shelter Cove and the Sinkyone Wilderness area-I'm ready!
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Jun 26th, 2004, 04:01 PM
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Alturas--is northeast corner of California but I don't know about campgrounds.
You will need to stick to "county" or "U S Forestry " or "local campgrounds as most of state parks are on reservations HowEVER you can still get into these parks if not booked up except this is one of the biggest weekends of summer.
You best area to try is above Whiskeytown Lake (Shasta-Trinity Nat Rec Area)-299 east out of Redding then highway 3 goes north.
Lots of campgrounds up that road. that are first come first serve. The further north you go the more isolated it gets.Clair Engel Lake has lots of camp sites-?reservation??
above that is town of Callahan. Near by is little stream Scotts Creek. It runs along "near" the highway up to the the litle town of Etna. In that area is a small primitive campground.
Good luck with your quest--
Let us know how it turns out...
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