Crescent City, California

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Coordinates: 41°45′21″N 124°12′06″W / 41.75583°N 124.20167°W / 41.75583; -124.20167

Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city, the city had a total population of 4,006 in the 2000 census with an estimated population of 7,300 (2002), which includes inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, also within the city limits. Crescent City is the site of the Redwood National Park headquarters.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) is water. The total area is 13.59% water.

Crescent City is about 20 miles from the border of California and Oregon.

The mouth of Elk Creek, where it flows into the Pacific Ocean, is in Crescent City.

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