Fort Jones, Greenview, Etna and Callahan
Scott Valley is a beautiful pastoral valley located in central Northern California near the Oregon border just a few miles southwest of the town of Yreka. Scott Valley is the heart and soul of the 3,000 square miles of western Siskiyou County. The valley is completely surrounded by mountains. To the west is the majestic Marble Mountain Wilderness Area with its snow capped peaks and granite rock formations. To the east is a lower mountain range with a beauty all its own. Scott Valley is 28 miles long and one to six miles wide. Its population of approximately 5,600, lives on hay and cattle ranches, in small rural subdivisions, rural parcels or in one of four communities. The valley is a history lover’s Mecca. Once thriving mining camps of a century ago such as Oro Fino, Deadwood and Hoopervile, are now but memories and a few relics. Many of the ranch properties contain the remnants of old school houses, homes and businesses of a bygone era.
Scott Valley is an historic ranching and farming area. Occasionally, travelers may encounter livestock in “open range” situations on back country roads. Stop and let them pass by, if possible, before proceeding.
Large hay trucks make wide turns. Watch that you don’t pull into the inner lane when they are turning.
Farmers do slowly move heavy equipment on the road. Logging and other trucks may move slowly up steep slopes. Please be patient!
Oh, and if a stranger waves to you as you pass by, that’s just our normal custom of welcome and howdy. Just wave back!
Average High Temperature, January: 44°F
Average Low Temperature, January: 22°F
Average High Temperature, July: 91°F
Average Low Temperature, July: 48°F
Average mean precipitation: 22 inches
Altitude Above Sea Level: 2,500 to 3,000 feet
65 year average from US Forest Service Statistics, Fort Jones. Etna has slightly higher precipitation numbers.
Populations In 1997
Scott Valley: About 5,800 including towns
Fort Jones: 670
Total Siskiyou County: 44,391
Assessed Property Valuation In 1997
Property Tax Rate
One percent of Market Value plus any special school bond taxes (varies by school district).
For more information, visit the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce.