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Elk Creek

Road #306 - Sanhedrin Road. Numerous side roads lead to canyons and ridges, into the backcountry forest, Mendocino National Forest. Large land, private ranches. Big oaks, abundant wildflowers, rolling hills with creeks. Mountains nearby. Cattle, bison, OHV camping, dirt back roads. With more than 1000 farms, agriculture remains the primary source of Glenn County's economy - almonds, prunes, rice, milk, dairy products and livestock.
elevation: 750'
population: 586
zip code: 95939

Mountain

terrain:
mountains, volcanic, valley oaks & reservoir


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location:
Glenn County
W of Chico
on Hwy 162

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recreation:

  • cycling
  • boating
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • farms
  • orchards
  • off-roading
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Black Butte Reservoir
  • Stony Gorge Reservoir
  • Mendocino National Forest
  • Snow Mountain Wilderness
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
  • East Park Reservoir
  • Fouts Springs
  • description:
    Elk Creek California is a spacious ranching community next to the Stony Gorge Reservoir. Next to the North Central Valley (or Sacramento River Valley as it may also be called). Tucked away behind low elevation mountains, on the west side of Interstate 5.

    nearby towns:
    Orland
    Willows
    Chico
    Williams
    Colusa
    Oroville
    Gridley








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