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Geographic Areas of California

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The Russian River Region & Wine Country

The Russian River Region includes the Russian River Valley, the Sonoma Coast, and the surrounding wine country.

Russian River Chamber of Commerce
16209 First Street
Guerneville, CA 95446
Phone: 707 869-9000
Toll-free: 877 253-9001
Hours: M-F, 10-5, Sat., 10-4

Things to see and do in the Russian River area

Communities along the River: Jenner (at the mouth),Cloverdale, Duncans Mills, Forestville, Freestone, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Monte Rio, Occidental, Sebastopol,

Visitor Information Center
13250 River Road
Guerneville, CA 95448
Phone: 800-253-8800
The Center is in a historic train station at Korbel Champagne Cellars

The vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Counties are known around the world as the Wine Country of California. Here, northeast of San Francisco, you may visit wineries, stay at bed & breakfast with wonderful atmospheres while you soak up the ambiance of the small towns and other offerings. Many tours are available by bus, train and car to see this beautiful area.

Some communities in this area:

Bodega, Bodega Bay, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Duncan Mills, Forestville, Freestone, Geyserville, Gualala, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Monte Rio, Napa, Occidental, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sea Ranch, Sebastopol, Sonoma,Valley Ford, Windsor

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The Mother Lode

This is the "Gold Country." This area was instrumental in helping California to achieve statehood after the gold fever of the mid-1800's. The lode refers to the large vein of gold-bearing quartz that ran about a mile wide and 150 miles long. The Mother lode Country runs from Maripose to Sierra City, about 245 miles. State Route 49 runs the length of this area. I-80 and US 50 also run the east-west routes.

Some communities in the Gold Country area are:
Angels Camp, Auburn, Carmichael, Folsom, Grass Valley, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Sacramento, Sierra City, Sonora

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The Central Valley Area

The California Delta History

California Delta Chambers
1,000 miles of waterways
P.O. Box 6
Isleton, CA 95641
Phone: 707-374-5007

The central California valleys are filled with many recreational opportunities as well as wonderful vistas, and, of course, the cool, refreshing waterways!

Some of the communities in the California Central Valley area are:
Antioch, Bethel Island, Bakersfield, Bay Point (formerly West Pittsburg), Bird's Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Ceres, Clarksburg, Collinsville, Courtland, Davis, Discovery Bay, Freeport, French Camp, Fresno, Hood, Isleton, Knightsen, Lathrop, Locke, Lodi, Merced, Modesto, Oakley, Pittsburg, Rio Vista, Ryde, Stockton, Suisun City, Terminous, Tracy, Walnut Grove, West Sacramento,Yuba City

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The Redwood Country & the North Coast

There is more to this area than the world's tallest trees! Museums, historic sites, Native American culture, wild rivers, secluded beaches and quiet forest. This Redwood Country is like nowhere else!
For a free travel planner, call toll-free: 800-346-3482
Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Some of the communities in the North Coast area are:

Crescent City, Eureka, Leggett, Mendocino, Ukiah

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The Shasta-Cascade

This is an area of great beauty, ruggedness, panoramic vistas and few people. Towering Mountains and thundering waterfalls and clear lakes are just a few of the reasons for coming to the Shasta-Cascade area to live, visit and partake of the numerous adventures that make this an outdoor paradise. The area boasts Mt. Shasta at 14,162 feet, the second highest volcano in the lower 48 states, located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest area. Lassen Volcanic National Park is located here. Lassen Peak last eruped in 1915.

In Weaverville, you may see a 19th-century Chinese temple and pioneer history at the Jake Jackson Museum. Chico features the National YoYo Museum. Other places, too many to mention, are throughout the region.

Visit the California Welcome Center at Anderson.
1699 Highway 273
Anderson, CA 96007
Tel: 530/365-1180
Fax: 530/365-1258

Some of the communities in the Shasta-Cascade area are:

Anderson, Alturas, Burney, Chester, Chico, Corning, Cottonwood, Dorris, Dunsmuir, Fall River Mills, Gridley, Hayfork, Indian Valley, Los Molinos, Magalia, McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Oroville, Paradise, Portola, Quincy, Red Bluff, Redding, Summit City, Susanville, Tulelake, Weaverville, Weed, Westwood, Yreka

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San Francisco Bay Area

This region has something for everyone from the world-class city of San Francisco to the free-spirited Berkeley area to beaches, sophisticated downtowns and much beauty everywhere. Be sure to visit Alcatraz Island and the very popular Fisherman's Wharf.

San Francisco Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Some of the communities in the San Francisco Bay Area are:

San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Palo Alto

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