Plan Your Visit

Address and Phone Number

Willow Creek - China Flat Museum
38949 CA-299
Willow Creek, CA 95573
Phone: (530) 629-2653

Museum Hours

From the first weekend of May to the last weekend of September our hours are:
Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

In the month of October our hours are:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Museum is closed November through April except by appointment.
If the museum is scheduled to be closed we strongly advise you to make an appointment before visiting by calling (530) 629-2653 or emailing us.

Admission

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Details

A fee will be charged to open the museum for press photos or media.

There is a special release form that must be filled out and signed before any pictures are taken.

Directions

The Willow Creek - China Flat Museum is located right off of Highway 299 in Willow Creek, CA. Just an hour West of Arcata or two hours East of Redding.

From Southeast California
Drive north on Interstate 5, past Sacramento to Redding. In Redding connect to Route 299 westbound toward the coast. Willow Creek is near the intersection of Route 299 and Route 96 in Humboldt County. The museum is on the right side of the highway after you pass Highway 96.

From Southwest California
Drive north on Highway 101 past Eureka. In Arcata connect to Route 299 eastbound toward Redding. Willow Creek is near the intersection of Route 299 and Route 96 in Humboldt County. The museum will be on the left side of the highway as you enter Willow Creek. If you pass Highway 96 on the left you have gone too far.

From the Portland area to the North
Drive south on Interstate 5 past Roseburg and connect to Route 199 westbound toward Crescent City, California. In Crescent City take Highway 101 south to Arcata. In Arcata connect to Route 299 eastbound toward Redding. Willow Creek is near the intersection of Route 299 and Route 96. The museum will be on the left side of the highway as you enter Willow Creek. If you pass Highway 96 on the left you have gone too far.


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Parking

There is plenty of parking in front of the Museum.

Wheelchair Access

The Museum is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Visitor Tips
  • Ask the Museum staff to tell you a Bigfoot story or two and feel free to share your own.
  • Outside food is not allowed in the Museum. Picnickers can enjoy the outdoor tables located near the Museum.

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