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In the far northeast corner of California is Modoc County, where you can visit turn of-the-century towns, ranches and farmlands, often called the “place where the west still lives” and frequently compared to the beautiful expanses of Montana.

The warm, dry summers encourage camping, hiking, fishing, and water sports against the backdrop of the uniquely beautiful Warner Mountains, with their clear alpine streams and a high desert dotted with serene lakes. An ideal habitat for diverse wildlife, Modoc County and the National Wildlife Refuge are home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, goshawks, golden eagles, Rocky Mountain mule deer and elk, wild horses, burros and pronghorn antelope.

Alturas, the commercial center for northeastern California, lies in the broad valley of the Pit River offering lodging at the historic Niles Hotel, modern and historic shops, and restaurants. Modoc County provides a variety of bed & breakfast inns featuring amenities such as hot springs, ranch living, fishing, or wilderness access.

Cedarville, centrally located in the cattle ranching hub of Surprise Valley, is home to an unusual exhibit of historically significant 1800s buildings relocated to Cedarville, now comprising the mythical town of “Louisville”.

For further information contact the Alturas Chamber of Commerce.

Modoc Wildlife Refuge

The Modoc Wildlife Refuge is home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, goshawks, golden eagles, and many other endangered species. Rocky Mountain mule deer and elk, wild horses, burros and pronghorn antelope are just a few of Modoc County’s happy inhabitants.

Crystal Ice Caves - Lava Beds National Monument


Over 700 lava tube caves – remnants of the arteries that transported lava from its source – are hidden within these flows. Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors in very good physical condition on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months.

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5437
750 Shasta View Drive
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-5842
25 Rooms with pet rooms available, playground, pool, fishing, horseshoes, volleyball, picnic tables, Bar/Lounge Steakhouse, dance floor, banquet room, wedding and party planning, small airport.
Modoc County
5439
750 Shasta View Drive
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-5842
California Pines Steakhouse is currently offering to go orders in while inside dining is closed due to COVIN-19 guidelines. Please call to order. We offer everything from Hand Cut Steaks, Lobster, Prime Rib on Saturday, Pizza and Hamburgers.  Enjoy quaint dining with lake views, cocktails at your table or in the bar.  A banquet room is availabe for groups.
Modoc County
5475
27002 Hwy 395
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-2470
Clean and friendly store, easy RV and trailer access, free overnight parking, fuel and propane, hot food, lowest fuel prices in the area.
Modoc County
797
Star Route 11-A
Cedarville, CA 96104
530-279-2209
Have a pure Country Stay with a beautiful, fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Two lodges serving your lodging needs. Very affordable by the night, weekend or week. Complimentary wine & coffee. Call for a full color brochure, information & rates. Vacationers, Riding, Fishing & Hunting. Groups all welcome!
Modoc County
5371
1255 Likely Place
Likely, CA 96116
530-233-4466
Considered one of the top 10 Golf Course & RV Resorts in the country. Likely Place, a hidden treasure uniquely situated at the Gateway to the Warner Mountain Wilderness area. This beautiful course offers 18 holes, wide fairways and lush greens. Experience the best...Stay and Play at Likely Place! Dog Friendly.
Modoc County
5343
304 South Main St.
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-3773
Historic hotel with recently renovated rooms, each with their own theme. Starbucks coffee, breakfast, lunch, fine dining and saloon.  Event room for weddings and special occasions.
Modoc County
5474
22760 Hwy 395
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-5455
Your base camp for all your outdoor activities in a beautiful country setting. Horse pens, picnic area, BBQs, park area. Beautiful views of the Warner Mountains.
Modoc County
938
62271 HWY 299 W.
Cedarville, CA 96104
530-279-2161
Rooms have coffee, refrigerators, TV, WiFi and air conditioning. Onsite barbeque, laundry & kitchen facility. Older Victorian house is 2-story, 3 bedroom. AAA approved.
Modoc County
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62271 Hwy 299 West
Cedarville, CA 96104
530-279-2161
Enjoy the sunrise at our AAA approved motel, 3 bedroom Victorian Guesthouse. RV Park has pull throughs with lawn, trees & full hookups.
Modoc County
5443
67254 Hwy 299 East
Cedarville, CA 96104
530-279-2040
Surprise Valley Hotsprings is Adult Only Lodging. Come get away and soak in your own private hot tub fed by a natural Artesian Hot Spring. Relax & Rejuvenate!
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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