Siskiyou County, California

Siskiyou County (/ˈsɪskj/ SIS-kew) is a county in the northernmost part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,900.[2] Its county seat is Yreka and its highest point is Mount Shasta.[4] It falls within the Cascadia bioregion.[5]

Siskiyou County, California
County of Siskiyou
Images, from top down, left to right: Mount Shasta, the historic West Miner Street in Yreka, Indian Tom Lake
Interactive map of Siskiyou County
Location in the state of California
Coordinates: 41°35′N 122°30′W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionShasta Cascade
Incorporated1852
Named forThe Siskiyou Trail
County seatYreka
Largest cityYreka
Area
  Total6,347 sq mi (16,440 km2)
  Land6,278 sq mi (16,260 km2)
  Water69 sq mi (180 km2)
Highest elevation14,162 ft (4,317 m)
Population
  Total44,900
  Estimate 
(2019)[3]
43,539
  Density7.1/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area code530
FIPS code06-093
GNIS feature ID277311
Websitewww.co.siskiyou.ca.us

Siskiyou County is in the Shasta Cascade region along with the Oregon border. Because of its outdoor recreation, Mt. Shasta, McCloud River, and Gold Rush era history, it is an important tourist destination within the state.[citation needed]