Alturas, California is a small (2.5 square miles) city near the Oregon border, Modoc National forest, and the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge.
Place Category: State Parks
Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the “Discovery Tree”, also known as the “Big Stump”, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California. Read more…