Yreka (pronounced Y-ree-ka) is located 22 miles south of the California/Oregon border along Interstate 5. Nestled in the northern most corner of the majestic Shasta Valley, Yreka is a quiet little city located in an area rich in history and generous in natural resources. Yreka is abundant in its intrinsic beauty and enjoys the diversity of all four seasons.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant and include fishing, hunting, camping, boating, whitewater rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, golf, and just about any other outdoor activity imaginable. Two ski parks, Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta, are each about an hour away. Several golf courses are within Siskiyou County and nearby counties. The coast and beaches are about 3 hours away. Trout, salmon, and steelhead fishing are nearby. Duck and goose-viewing and hunting occur in the nearby Klamath Basin and Tulelake Wildlife Refuge. Two large reservoirs, Shasta and Trinity Lakes, are about an hour away. Cultural events include Siskiyou Performing Arts in Yreka, the nationally acclaimed Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument and Lava Beds National Monument are about 1.5 hours away.