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Way up in California's North State - these ranch lands called Modoc country, Alturas is the only city with any real services. Only one blinking red light in town, at the main intersection, US Highway 395 @ Hwy 299. Auto repair, gasoline, groceries, motels, restaurants, banks and since it is the county seat, a courthouse. The historic Niles Hotel is a focal point along the south end of Main Street. They ain't even gotta Walmart.
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elevation: 4366' population: 2,929 zip code: 96101


High desert and mountains, country side at top corner of state

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Modoc County
Northeast of Mount Shasta
Jct. Hwy. 299 & US 395



  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Snow Skiing - Cedar Pass
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • North Warners Scenic Drive
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Modoc National Forest
  • Pit River Recreation
  • Surprise Valley Recreation
  • Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cedar Pass Snow Park
  • Devil's Garden Trail Modoc BLM
  • South Warner Wilderness
  • Mill Creek Falls
  • Blue Lake Modoc
  • alturas campgrounds

    Blue Lake Modoc
    Mill Creek Falls

    tent camping

    As rural as it gets. Still only one blinking stop light in town. A few grocery markets and gas stations, restaurants, banks, and businesses serve this cattle country town. The historic courthouse and the Niles Hotel are the highlights to town. Jess Valley, Mill Creek Falls and Blue Lake are both worth a visit, south of town US 395.

    nearby towns:
    Fall River Mills
    local links:

    Alturas Chamber or Commerce

    Desert Rose Casino
    BLM Ranger - Applegate Office
    Holiday Market
    Antonio's Cucina Italiana
    Niles Theater
    Hotel Niles
    Grocery Outlet
    California Highway Patrol CHP

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