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Willow Creek

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Willow Creek is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. The population was 1,710 at the 2010 census, down from 1,743 at the 2000 census. Residents of this small mountain town are commonly referred to as "Willow Creekers." The town is located around 25mi inland from county seat and harbor city Eureka, with the two places vastly differing in climate.Willow Creek sits along the Trinity River. Willow Creek is described as a “rugged mountain community nestled in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest.” This area of California is located in the Trinity/Shasta/Cascade Region, near the Oregon border, and is easily reached via State Routes 96 and 299.The town, which is at the intersection of those Routes, is the Bigfoot capital of the world, and holds an annual "Bigfoot Daze" festival in September in honor of the creature, followed by various festivities in a local park. The roadhead of the Bluff Creek / Fish Lake Road, near which many alleged Bigfoot sightings and footprint finds occurred, is about 46 miles northeast, along Route 96. A non-commercial "Willow Creek Bigfoot Landmarks: A Brief Touring Guide, plus BF Odds and Ends" can be viewed online.
Willow Creek is in Humboldt County. To arrange what you want to do in Willow Creek, use our United States route maker website .
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