THE HISTORIC WILDWOOD
Built in 1929, the Wildwood Tavern and Lodge started as a one-story building and bar, operated by Al and Betty Ferry. It was sold in 1940 and remodeled with a two-story addition by George and Mary Hubbard. The Pattersons ran it in the 1960s. Carol Sherman operated the tavern from 1975 into the 1980s. Over the past 90 years, the 24 foot bar and interior have been beautifully preserved by various owners.
Today the Wildwood Tavern and Lodge offers home cooked meals, a selection of local beer and wine and amazing desserts. Furnished canvas cabins with 8" memory foam mattresses, RV trailer hook up sites and tent camping are available to rent for overnight stays. Guests of the Wildwood are offered showers, laundry and morning muffins and coffee. FREE WiFi, charging stations, outdoor sink with filtered water and extensive resupply options are also availavle. There are bikes to borrow for a quick 1/2 mile ride to the Post Office and Store. In addition you can book a massage, a foot bath or soak in our outdoor claw foot tub with mountain views.
The State of Jefferson is a proposed U.S. state that would span the contiguous, mostly rural area of southern Oregon and northern California, where several attempts to separate from Oregon and California, respectively, have taken place.
In October 1941, the Mayor of Port Orford, Oregon, Gilbert Gable, said that the Oregon counties of Curry, Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath should join with the California counties of Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc to form a new state, later named Jefferson. He was motivated by the belief that these heavily rural areas were underrepresented in state government, which tended to cater to more populous areas.
On November 27, 1941, a group of young men gained national media attention when brandishing hunting rifles for dramatic effect, they stopped traffic on U.S. Route 99 south of Yreka, the county seat of Siskiyou County, and handed out copies of a Proclamation of Independence, stating that the State of Jefferson was in "patriotic rebellion against the States of California and Oregon" and would continue to "secede every Thursday until further notice."
The state split movement ended quickly, though not before Del Norte County District Attorney John Leon Childs of Crescent City was inaugurated as the Governor of the State of Jefferson on December 4, 1941.
The field of the flag is green, and the charge is the Seal of the State of Jefferson: a gold mining pan with the words "The Great Seal Of State Of Jefferson" engraved into the lip, and two Xs askew of each other.
The two Xs are known as the "Double Cross" and signify the two regions' "sense of abandonment" by the central state governments, in both Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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"It was the best pastrami sandwich I ever had!! Thank you very much." -Pirate (Germany)
"Rachel you are the best and we love you. Can't wait to come back!" -Lullaby and Butch
"Incredible haven on trail!" -Happy Cowboy (Canada)
Rachel is your host and owner of the Wildwood Tavern and Lodge. An avid hiker and overall outdoor explorer, she is your go to for the latest in trail conditions, weather updates and local history.
In the Community
When there are fires in the area, we feed the firefighters. In 2019 the Wildwood made over 350 sack lunches for fire crews working to protect our community.
The Wildwood hosts Ladies Bunco Night, one of the longest running Bunco games in the country! You can also book company parties and book clubs like many people have for their events.
The Wildwood hosted the first annual Wildwood Harvest Festival. Live music, hay rides, Trunk N' Treat, pumpkin bowling costume contest and more was enjoyed by all!