Communities by Ruth Lake
Here you’ll find descriptions of the other towns in the surrounding area. The next time you visit Ruth Lake, feel free to explore this beautiful and sparsely populated area.
A small community in Trinity County 70 miles south east of Eureka, California and 5 miles south of Ruth Lake. In Ruth you will find a store with bar, the Flying Double A Ranch, the Ruth Community Church and a Six RIvers Forest Service Office. Ruth also has a small air strip for light aircraft and is home to the Ruth Rodeo.
Mad River, California
A small community in Trinity County 60 miles south east of Eureka, California on Highway 36. In Mad River you will find a Store, a Post Office, the Burger Bar, the Six RIvers Lodge, and the Lamb Creek Church. One mile west, across the "Low Gap" ridge in the Van Duzen river valley you will find a Six RIvers Forest Service Office, Van Duzen Elementary, Southern Trinity High and Southern Trinity Health Clinic.
A small community in Humboldt County 55 miles south east of Eureka, California on Highway 36. In Dinsmore you will find a store, a 24 hour gas station, the DInsmore Lodge and a small air strip. Nearby there's a small cafe called the Weekender.
A small community in Humboldt County 40 miles south east of Eureka, California on Highway 36. Bridgeville gets its name from it's beautiful arching bridge, replaced in 1995 but, preserved as a historical landmark. In Bridgeville you will find a Post Office and Grade School.
The Trinity County seat, 40 miles west of Redding, California on Highway 299. Historic Weaverville is immersed in gold rush history and has many interesting sites to visit. One is the Joss house, a Chinese temple, imported by Chinese workers in the California gold rush days.
You should make plans to attend the fourth of July parade down historic main street which includes an ice cream social and the historic anvil firing. You will also want to catch the Annual Historic Weaverville Car Show in mid August. Other attractions in the area include fishing at Trinity Lake, rafting down the Trinity River and hiking in the Trinity Alps.
Grizzly Creek Redwoods, California
This small California State Park on Highway 36 about 35 miles south east of Eureka is a secluded gem containing one of the most beautiful redwood groves in northern California. There is also a year round campground in the park boundaries.
Rumor has it that this park was used to film the Endor Speeder scenes in the 1983 movie "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" and the forest helicopter chase scenes in the 1995 movie "Outbreak."
Ferndale, a town in Humboldt County about 15 miles south west of Eureka, is referred to as the "Victorian Village." The streets are packed with victorian charm and gingerbread houses. Here you will find the Humboldt County Fairgrounds.
This town was used for the location of a number of movies such as the 2001 film "The Majestic" staring Jim Carrey and the 1995 film "Outbreak" staring Dustin Hoffman. There is also a scale model of Ferndale built entirely of Legos at Legoland in Carlsbad, California.
Fortuna is a modest sized town in Humboldt County on highway 101 about 15 miles south of Eureka, California. Highway 36 to Ruth Lake begins just 2 miles south, off the 101. Fortuna is home to the Fortuna rodeo and Autorama days.
Arcata is your typical college town 15 miles north of Eureka. The city is home to Humboldt State University. There are many victorians in its borders. It is famous for the Arcata Plaza.
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