Yreka, known as The Golden City, is the county seat of Siskiyou County, California. It is just north of Mount Shasta and sits at 2,500 feet above sea level. Yreka holds heritage in gold mining and visitors enjoy trout fishing and mountain climbing.
A mule train packer discovered gold along the Siskiyou Trail in March of 1851 which encouraged miners to arrive and test their luck. By June 1851, the city sprung up with small cabins, tents, and shacks full of miners that were successfully finding gold.
The 2010 census population was 7,765 people and 7,718 households in Yreka. The median age of the population was 41.7 years with 46.7% males and 53.1% females.
Yreka hosts Gold Rush Days every year in June where residents and visitors experience the gold rush era first hand with Old West Reenactments, historical tours, gold panning, and a transformed downtown where guests “step back in time” in honor of the city’s Gold Rush legacy.
Greenhorn Park is a historic stop in Yreka where the outdoor enthusiast will experience a peaceful hike, inspiring bike ride, delicious picnic, or a meandering sightseeing adventure. The glassy waters of this reservoir offers a one-mile loop with reflections of foothills and geese in their natural habitat.
Yreka is home to Evergreen Elementary School, Jackson Street Middle School, and Union High School where the mascot is a gold miner and colors boast red and gold history. The campus of the College of the Siskiyous hosts health sciences and administration of justice programs and includes campus lodging.
Black Chapman Petersen and Stevens has offices in Yreka and serves Yreka and the surrounding communities, including Montague, Grenada, Hornbrook, Fort Jones, Greenview, Etna, Scott Bar, Happy Camp, Gazelle, Edgewood, Carrick, Weed, Black Butte, Mt. Hebron, Macdoel Dorris, Hilt, Mt. Shasta, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Castella, Callahan, Sawyers Bar, Cecilville, Somes Bar, Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, Klamath, Patricks Point, Trinidad, Pondosa, Tennant, McKinleyville, Willow Creek, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna and Ferndale.
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