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Orleans Bridge, Hwy 96. Photo Credit © Copyright Pam Rentz

Orleans CA is on the Bigfoot Scenic Byway, Highway 96. A winding forested canyon along the Klamath River, that stretches from the Redwood North Coast & thru the Marble Mountains well over to Yreka CA on I-5. This entire NorCal area is renowned for it's salmon & steelhead fishing. Plenty wildlife up here on the Klamath, roaming the steep countryside. The community of Orleans California was named for the 'New Orleans Bar' in the Klamath River.

orleans, California

elevation: 390'
population: 619
zip code: 95556

Mountain

mountain
terrain
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tucked deep inside the mountains, along the Klamath River


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location:
Humboldt County
NE of Eureka
on Hwy. 96

lodging

Orleans
lodging

recreation

recreation:

  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • river rafting
  • mountain biking
  • gold panning
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Redwood National Park
  • Smith River NRA
  • Klamath National Forest
  • Six Rivers National Forest
  • Salmon River
  • description:
    Rural riverfront highway, deep forest, large mountains, steep hills. A big bridge & a few homes on the hills. Gorgeous drive!

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Arcata
    Happy Camp
    Seiad Valley
    Klamath River
    Willow Creek






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