Nestled around a curving stretch of sand in northern California, the little town of Crescent City is home to a bustling harbour and surrounded by ancient redwood forests.
Heavy logging by early settlers in the 1800s meant that the seemingly inexhaustible local lumber supply was reduced to a fraction of its size within a century.
By the early 1900s it was apparent that the future of the old-growth redwood forest was in doubt, but thanks to the visionary actions of Save the Redwoods League, the forests received much needed protection.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park were created in the 1920s to protect some of the finest remaining examples of coast redwoods and are stunning places to visit today.
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Places near Crescent City
- Trinidad 49 miles away
- Eureka 67 miles away
- Crater Lake National Park 133 miles away
- Mendocino 171 miles away
- Newport, Oregon 200 miles away
- Bend (Sisters) 221 miles away
- Oregon 231 miles away
- Sonoma 257 miles away
- Napa Valley 259 miles away
- Sacramento 263 miles away
- Portland 272 miles away
- Cannon Beach 286 miles away
- Lake Tahoe 287 miles away
- San Francisco 292 miles away