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"Hot Springs Of The West"

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Calistoga is approximately 4,468 (1990), 5155 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,157 (1990), 2019 (2010).
The amount of land area in Calistoga is 6.729 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Calistoga to Washington DC is 2584 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Calistoga is positioned 38.58 degrees north of the equator and 122.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Calistoga elevation is 362 feet above sea level.


not far from Napa or Santa Rosa. Close to Lake Berryessa. Calistoga is about 75 miles from San Francisco.
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History & History Related Items

In 1859, a wealthy San Francisco businessman, Samuel Brannan, came to the area and realized the hot springs and natural mineral hot-water geysers would be ideal for a resort community. He called the area the Saratoga of California and shortened it to Calistoga. He was also responsible for the planting of the many grapevines here. Both the grape industry and the resort area are a large means for the local economy.

Here is a history page for Calistoga.
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The founding of Calistoga



The town of Calistoga is a living example of "small town America". It has retained its character and semi-rural charm over the years. The is no row of formula fast-food restaurants at the entry to town. Many of the streets are shady and delightful for walking. The downtown is pedestrian friendly and is only four blocks long. Calistoga is a favorite destination for day-trippers from San Francisco and international visitors to California. There are several small inns and many fine restaurants in town. Room rates range from about $ 80 to $ 175 per night. Reservations are necessary for lodgings in the summer months. A branch of the Napa County-City Library is in town.

Old Faithful Geyser. Goes off about every 40 minutes. Featured in National Geographic. Frequency of eruptions changes prior to earthquakes within a 500 mile radius. Connected to USGS earthquake center in Menlo Park, California.
Petrified Forest Visited by Robert Louis Stevenson. Tallest petrified trees in the world. First uncovered in 1870's.
Three California State Parks within 5 miles of downtown.
Winery tours Glider rides over the area. Hot air balloon rides in the mornings.
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Calistoga City Government

Calistoga government information

City council and mayor are elected. Fire protection is performed by the Calistoga Volunteer Fire Department.

Calistoga Chamber

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
1458 Lincoln Ave #9
Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: 707-942-6333
Fax: 707-942-9287

Calistoga Organizations

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
1458 Lincoln Ave #9
Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: 707-942-6333
Fax: 707-942-9287

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