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Cazadero, California

Cazadero, CA Local Info


Once in Cazadero, expect to find yourself surrounded by towering redwoods, with the soothing sounds of babbling creeks and chirping birds providing a peaceful backdrop to your visit. This region is famous for hosting several camps, such as BSA Camp Royaneh, Camp Cazadero, and the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp.

Cazadero served as the northern terminus of the North Pacific Coast Railroad, in the 1870s. This railhead was supplied by various smaller-gauge systems dedicated to logging, along with networks of logging roads and trails that transported trees to Duncans Mill for processing and shipping to San Francisco. According to local legend, much of San Francisco's reconstruction after the devastating April 1906 earthquake and fire utilized redwood and other lumber sourced from the Cazadero area. Additionally, Cazadero timbers were utilized in pilings to support the old eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which was later replaced in 2013.