Butte Valley encompasses approximately 120 square miles in northeastern Siskiyou County, California. Nestled between the magnificent Mt. Shasta to the south and Oregon’s great Klamath Basin to the north, Butte Valley is considered high desert plateau with an elevation of 4,250 feet. It is intersected by Highway 97 and is comprised of the City of Dorris and communities of Macdoel, Mt. Hebron & Tennant, California.
Aerial View of Butte Valley
Photo by Don Mouser of
The City of Dorris boasts their 200 foot tall flagpole with a 30 x 60 foot American flag flying proudly since 1996. A 1.75 mile walking path on Museum property offers a chance to stretch your legs with spectacular views of the valley and Mt. Shasta.
Butte Valley offers a rural setting and small town atmosphere. The local economy is primarily agriculture/ranching with solid retail and service offerings. Large commercial strawberry plant production is prevalent in the area providing both annual and seasonal work. A moulding mill offers other employment opportunities.
Butte Valley has a solid education system with preschool through grade 12 schools.
A combination of civic pride, civic involvement, American spirit and family values make Butte Valley a great place to live and work. Come join us and enjoy all the benefits of rural America.
Whether you shoot with a camera or gun or just want to enjoy nature’s beauty, Butte Valley has it all. Over 50 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and exceptional rainbow & brown trout, catfish and bass abound the area. Tour, stay and enjoy Butte Valley’s Wildlife Refuge, state and federal campgrounds, lakes and mountain streams and historic national monuments and parks.