Discounts Used: AAA
GPS Location: 41.737421, -122.626515
Address: 767 Montague Rd, Yreka, CA 96097
- Clean park with 30 & 50 amps, water, sewage and cable tv
- Lots of wide pull-thru sites
- Solid wi-fi connection
- Decent bathrooms and showers
- Laundry room
- Free mini muffins, coffee, tea and hot cocoa in the mornings.
- Cellphone coverage is really spotty, two bar average for most carriers.
- Kind of pricey for what you get, which is an average RV Park
Yreka, as in WHY-REE-KA. The City of Yreka was named the provisional capital the State of Jefferson in the original 1941 proposal. It was hopes and dreams of the good people of Northern California and Southern Oregon to succeed in creating the 51st state of the Union. So much were their desires, a group of men walked out one chilly November 27th morning in the year of 1941 and onto US Route 99. They brandish hunting rifles, stopped traffic, and handed out copies of a Proclamation of Independence, declaring the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and Oregon” and would pursue to “secede every Thursday until further notice.” Sadly, this movement ended when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese 10 days later on December 7th.
Yreka RV Park isn’t so grand, but it is decent and clean. A nice overnight spot before moving on. The grounds are a bit dull, but only because its winter. There are also Airstreams and motor lodges you can rent for your overnight stay. It’s a place where you get what you expect, which is why staying there at nearly $40 a night is a bit too much. To me, it’s more worth $30/night. I guess there is only one other RV park in town is Waiiaka RV Park, which is similarly priced. But after such poor wi-fi connection at Seven Feathers, this place seems like an internet heaven.
Bottom Line: I wouldn’t stay here again unless I was desperate, nor would I recommend staying here to a friend.
I’ll note that the free snacks and hot coco in the morning was not much more than two tiny store bought blueberry muffins and the same drinks that are there on all occasions.
Also of note was that on the way out I saw a barn with the words “Jefferson State” printed in large letters on the roof. Seems the spirit of independence there is still alive and well at least among some.