Population:  124 (2020 census)

Elevation:  300 feet

Weott was once a thriving community, until it was completely swept away by a flood in 1964. All that remains is a marker on a pole, showing the high-water mark: 33 feet! The Weott high water mark is stop #4 on the Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour.

Here’s a photo of Weott which appears to have been taken some time in the 1940s.

The town itself was named after the Native American Wiyot Indians. Wiyots have lived in the Northern California coastal region for thousands of years occupied in hunting wildlife, salmon fishing, basketry, and gathering roots for medicine and food. (www.wiyot.com)

Weott residents and travelers today enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. There are tons of things for you do here, like hiking & fishing, camping in the State Park, or jumping in a canoe or kayak to have an adventure down the Eel River. On your way down the Avenue, we encourage you to stop by the Humboldt Redwoods State Park visitor center, just south of town.

Weott Highlights

Humboldt Redwood State Park Visitor Center
P.O. Box 276
Weott, CA
(707) 946-2263

US Post Office
11 Lum Street
Weott, CA
(707) 946-2456