Local Info

Humboldt County is located about 200 miles north of San Francisco on California’s legendary Redwood Coast. Locals and visitors alike are seriously spoiled by the unlimited activities provided by this outdoor playground. Willow Creek is a small mountain community located on the scenic Highway 299 that connects the Redwood Coast to Weaverville and Redding. We are best known for warm summer days, Bigfoot spotting, and as a primer gateway to Trinity River fun. Willow Creek is surrounding by over one million acres of Six Rivers National Forest on the boarder of Trinity County and Humboldt County. Bigfoot is kind of a big deal around these parts, if you don’t spot him on a river trip you can read all about him at the China Flat Bigfoot Museum in down town Willow Creek.  Willow Creek has several restaurants, a natural food store (River Song), a few wineries, a small golf course, and a disc golf course in town. Six Rivers Rafting’s headquarters is located in Willow Creek and in Big Flat California (Trinity County). Our class III “Best Whitewater” trips meet in Big Flat, most of our Class II “Best Day Trips” meet in Willow Creek. 

  • Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce: (530)629-2693
  • Weaverville/Trinity County Chamber of Commerce: (530)623-6101

Unique lodging in Willow Creek California: 

Coho Cottages, (530)629-4000
Chic cottages with all your modern amenities, a garden, private screened porches, and barbeques. 

China Creek Cottages, (530)629-3355
Forest service style cabins that have been seriously upcycled, with wood floors, stylish décors, & all the modern amenities. 

Trinity River Cabin, (707)-677-0446
Cabin on the Trinity River

Trinity River Paradise
Vacation home with a private pool. 

Mountain View Home on the Trinity, (707)445-9037
Beautiful new home in Hawkins Bar on the Trinity. 

Camp Kimtu, (530)629-2136, mail@willowcreekcsd.com
Small privately owned campground conveniently located with showers and river access.

Forest Service Campgrounds near Willow Creek in Six Rivers National Forest

Boise Creek Campground - 2 miles out Willow Creek on Hwy 299

East Fork Campground - 15 minutes from Willow Creek off Hwy 299

Unique lodging near Big Flat California: 

Big Flat California is where we meet for our Class III Pigeon Point trips. Big Flat is located on Highway 299 midway between Redding California (I-5) and Eureka California (Highway 101). 

The Straw House, (866)902-3267
This is a great place to stay or stop by for refreshments on the Trinity River with cabins, yurts, wood fired pizza, and an organic coffee shop. 

Private River Front Home, (530)878-2402
Quant and cute Trinity River front home in Big Flat

Private Get Away, Junction City, (510)915-5128
House rental in Junction City.

Forest Service Campgrounds near Big Flat in Shasta Trinity National Forest:

Cabin rentals and fire lookouts are available for rent in Shasta Trinity National Forest:

Big Flat Campground- From Big Bar Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 299 three miles to the small town of Big Flat. Continue on Hwy 299 approximately 1 more mile to Wheel Gulch Road. Turn right at the Forest Service sign onto Wheel Gulch Road, driving up the entrance to the campground.

Hayden Flat Campground- From the Big Bar Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 299 through the community of Big Bar. Proceed 7 miles through the town of Del Loma, continuing east 1 more mile to the campground. Part of the campground will be on the north side of 299 and will be marked by a Forest Service sign. The other portion is located just east, approximately 1/8 mile and will be on the south side of Hwy 299.

Pigeon Point Campground- From the Big Bar Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 299 for 8 miles. The campground will be on the south side of Hwy 299.

Unique lodging near Redwood National Park and Trinidad California: 

There is lots of places to rest your head near Redwood National Park, this is just a few that we liked. Arcata, Eureka, and Trinidad offer tons of accommodations to fit most budgets, it takes about one hour to drive from the coast to Willow Creek. 

Trinidad Retreats, (707)601-6645
They are a small company that manages over 19 prime vacation homes in the Trinidad area. 

Ravin Ridge House, (707)677-3916

Agate Beach Guest House, (707)269-0425

China Creek Cottages, (530)629-3355
Forest service style cabins that have been seriously upcycled, with wood floors, stylish décors, & all the modern amenities. 

Trinity River House, (707)499-9146
Beautiful Trinity River front home

Trinity River Cabin, (707)-616-0435
Cabin on the Trinity River

Trinity River Paradise
Vacation home with a private pool. 

Mountain View Home on the Trinity, (707)445-9037

Beautiful new home in Hawkins Bar on the Trinity. 

Camp Kimtu, (530)629-2136, mail@willowcreekcsd.com
Small privately owned campground conveniently located with showers and river access.

 

Forest Service Campgrounds near Willow Creek in Six Rivers National Forest:

Boise Creek Campground

East Fork Campground

Unique lodging near Big Flat California:

Big Flat California is where we meet for our Class III Pigeon Point trips. Big Flat is located on Highway 299 midway between Redding California (I-5) and Eureka California (Highway 101). 

The Straw House, (866)902-3267,
This is a great place to stay or stop by for refreshments on the Trinity River with cabins, yurts, wood fired pizza, and an organic coffee shop. 

Private River Front Home, (530)878-2402,
Quant and cute Trinity River front home in Big Flat

Private Get Away, Junction City, (510)915-5128,
House rental in Junction City.

Forest Service Campgrounds near Big Flat in Shasta Trinity National Forest:

Cabin rentals and fire lookouts are available for rent in Shasta Trinity National Forest:

Big Flat Campground

Hayden Flat Campground

Pigeon Point Campground

Unique lodging near Redwood National Park and Trinidad California: 

There is lots of places to rest your head near Redwood National Park, this is just a few that we liked. Arcata, Eureka, and Trinidad offer tons of accommodations to fit most budgets, it takes about one hour to drive from the coast to Willow Creek. 

Trinidad Retreats, (707)601-6645
They are a small company that manages over 19 prime vacation homes in the Trinidad area. 

Ravin Ridge House, (707)677-3916

Agate Beach Guest House, (707)269-0425