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Petrolia

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Mattole Valley is where the first oil well was drilled in California. The oil eventually dried up & what is left is a small town in a beautiful green valley, with a general store, a post office & one gas station.
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elevation: 122' population: 347 zip code: 95558

Coastal

terrain:
Coastal foothills surrounded by rivers & creeks


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location:
Humboldt County
S of Eureka
off Interstate 101

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recreation:

  • camping
  • fishing
  • Hiking
  • Beaches
  • Rivers and Creeks
  • Punta Gorda Lighthouse
  • The Lost Coast Trail
  • Redwood Forests
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • The Lost Coast
  • Mattole River
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Mattole Recreation Site
  • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
  • petrolia campgrounds

    Humboldt Redwoods Camping
    Grizzly Creek Redwood Campgrounds
    BLM Camps - Kings Range/Lost Coast
    Mattole Campground
    Honeydew Creek Campground
    Horse Mountain Campground
    Tolkan Campground
    Nadelos Campground
    Wailaki Campground
    Usal Beach Campground

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    description:
    Small town close to beach in NorCal. Set amongst hills, creeks and rivers, Petrolia was an oil drilling region (hence the name), but now an agricultural area.

    nearby towns:
    Ferndale
    Loleta
    Shelter Cove
    Garberville
    local links:

    Mattole Restoration Council
    Mattole Valley Historical Society
    CounterPunch
    Lost Coast Photos
    Lost Coast Outpost

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