Little About Our Town of Crescent City!
A Little About Our Town of Crescent City, California!
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del
Norte County, California. Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of
sandy beach south of the city, Crescent City had a total population of
7,643 in the 2010 census.
Prior to the arrival of European settlers, two cultural groups occupied
what is now Del Norte County: the Tolowa and the Yurok. Tolowa
territory covered the northern part of the county, and Yurok the
southern part. Although the Tolowa are not a federally recognized
tribe, today they are among the residents of the Smith River Rancheria,
located near the mouth of the Smith River.
The city is also the site of the Redwood National Park headquarters, as
well as the historic Battery Point Lighthouse. Due to the richness of
the local Pacific Ocean waters and the related catch, and ease of
access, Crescent City Harbor serves as home port for numerous
commercial fishing vessels.
The city is located on the Pacific coast in the upper northwestern part
of California, about 20 miles (32 km) from the Oregon border. Crescent
City’s offshore geography makes it unusually susceptible to
The Yurok Tribe opened their new Redwood Hotel on July 22, 2014.
A 60 room Holiday Inn Express, soon this hotel will have a casino with
a restaurant/sports bar next to it.