Willow Creek

  • Address: Junction of Highways 299 & 96
  • Willow Creek, CA 95573
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River fun in the mountain sun.

The town of Willow Creek, at the junction of 299 (Trinity River National Scenic Highway) and 96 (Bigfoot Scenic Highway), is located inside the Six Rivers National Forest.  Surrounded by magnificent natural landscape, this little community offers many popular pursuits from river rafting and kayaking to hiking and bird watching.  Just 12 miles from Willow Creek on Highway 96 is the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, the largest Indian reservation in California.

Approximately 1 hour’s drive from the coast, Willow Creek enjoys sunny weather all summer long.  A popular tourist destination because of beaches and parks, as well as extensive roads for scenic driving or biking, and trails for hiking in the Six Rivers National Forest. The dense forests provide exceptional wildlife viewing of elk, deer, river otters, black bears, mink, bald eagles and peregrine falcons.

Home to farms, artists and a vibrant retirement community, this town has plenty of retail options and stores for grocery and camping supplies. Get coffee or dine at the town’s many local eateries.  Pick up fresh produce or fruit at a local farm stand. You can visit a local winery.

The Willow Creek China Flat Museum offers local history displays as an extensive collection of Bigfoot artifacts. Take a photo with our 25ft.-tall redwood Bigfoot sculpture.

There is camping and backpacking on Forest Service Land, and in the Trinity Alps. Park your RV or camp, stay at a motel or cabins. There are many points along the river at which to enjoy sports like rafting, kayaking, canoeing, as well as swimming and tubing. The bike park at Veterans Park (100 Kimtu Rd) features a beginner pump track, jump track, and mountain bike skills hillside.

Willow Creek is known as the “Gateway to Bigfoot Country” so drive along highway 96, the Bigfoot Scenic Highway, and travel though a region with the greatest number of Bigfoot sightings in the country.

Alternatively, highway 299 to Redding provides visitors with many opportunities to view a wide variety of plants, wildlife, and diverse scenery on one of the most beautiful drives in Northern California.

Come to Bigfoot Days - Join in as the town celebrates the legend of Bigfoot - parade, BBQ & more (first weekend in September) or a Taste of Willow Creek Summer Festival (second weekend in July) event celebrating local community, wine tasting and more.

Our Information Booth has maps, brochures and advice on how to spend your time in Willow Creek. It is located at the corner of highways 96 and 299 right in the center of town. (530) 629-2693 info@willowcreekchamber.com, website: willowcreekchamber.com

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