|County||Del Norte County|
|Elevation||125 ft (38 m)|
Requa (also called Karok) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California. It is on the north bank of the Klamath River less than a mile (1.6 km) from its mouth, at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).
Requa is a small town on the north bank of the Klamath River. The town was settled by Europeans in 1851 after prospectors arrived. Requa is a Yurok word translated to “mouth of the creek”, the name of a pre-colonial Native-American village (Rekwoi) one mile upstream from today’s Requa.
Requa was home to one of several salmon canneries for the Klamath Packing & Trading Co. which started in 1881. At its peak, the company was reporting over 10,000 salmon brought in per day, holding the record of 17,000 in 1912.
A portion of the Requa land is part of Redwood National Park, and includes a world-class overlook above the mouth of the Klamath River, providing opportunities for whale and bird watching, among others.
- "Requa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 131. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Pages 388-389. ISBN 9780403093182.
- "Scenic Drives - Redwood National and State Parks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
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