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Horace Gasquet was born in France about 1821, and died 1896 in Del Norte County, California. The French immigrant arrived in Crescent City 1853. In 1857, he purchased 320 acres of land at the north and middle forks of the Smith River. Immediately he began to set up Gasquet Village, on a flat spot in the mountains and forests, between Crescent City and the Oregon border.

Around 1860, he completed one of the first mule trails to the interior and to the Oregon Territory. Later, he had a mule trail built to Happy Camp on the Klamath River, where he opened another mercantile store, in addition to his mining activities there. Then he opened a store at Waldo, Oregon. Later, he established the very successful Gasquet Resort.

Horace Gasquet

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elevation: 370' population: 685 zip code: 95543


inland river valley, curvy canyon with redwood forest and highway

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Del Norte County
close to Oregon border
off of Hwy. 199 @ jct. Gasquet Flat Rd.



  • back roads
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • redwood forests
  • mountain biking
  • river rafting
  • kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Smith River NRA
  • Lake Earl / Tolowa Dunes SP
  • Six Rivers National Forest
  • Siskiyou Wilderness
  • Redwoods National Park
  • Del Norte Redwood State Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
  • Illinois River
  • Pelican State Beach
  • Smith River Recreation
  • Trees of Mystery
  • Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Smith River California
  • gasquet campgrounds

    Del Norte Coast Redwoods
    Panther Flat Campground
    Grassy Flat Campground
    Patrick Creek Camping
    Jedediah Smith Redwoods
    Smith River Camping

    tent camping

    Breathtaking scenery of redwoods, rivers, forests, mountains. Rural residential; Close to Oregon border.

    USFS Gasquet Ranger Station:
    Six Rivers National Forest

    10600 Highway 199
    Gasquet, CA 95543

    nearby towns:
    Crescent City
    Smith River
    Klamath Glen
    Happy Camp
    local links:

    Rafting Smith River
    Smith River North Fork
    Smith River MIddle Fork
    Smith River South Fork
    Smith River Scenic Byway
    Wildfire 2015: Gasquet Complex Fire
    Cabin Rentals
    Gasquet Raft Race
    Siskiyou Land Conservancy

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