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“A hidden bit of US history, great scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Radar Station B-71

Radar Station B-71
Coastal Drive, south of Klamath River, Redwood National Park, Klamath, CA
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Ranked #8 of 11 things to do in Klamath
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“A hidden bit of US history, great scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I just added this property to TripAdvisor and see that there is one review already :-)

My husband and I found this attraction along the Coastal Drive. That is the road that is the remains of the 19th Century stagecoach and wagon road. Parts of it are closed due to earth slippage, but the parts that are still drivable are decent gravel. This section is *not* suitable for RVs. If you have an RV and can walk 2-3 miles with uphill grades, you can park near the end of the old (destroyed) Klamath Bridge. There is a stone bear there and a couple of informational signs.

Radar Station B-71 was an "early-warning" radar station, one of 65 built during WWII. The radar station itself is pretty cool. They built it to look like a farmhouse and barn, and it is still in very good condition. We tried to peek inside, but you can't see anything.

The surrounding vegetation has all grown up since this radar station was decommissioned, so you have to use your imagination to guess what the views would have been in WWII.

It's fairly easy to get to and there is parking for a few cars. You walk down a footpath for about 100 yards or so, but it's not difficult. The buildings are in a sort of meadow.

This atttraction is off the beaten path but is interesting!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful location, unique piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Rustic location accessible by cars or pickups only. Very special piece of history. Beautiful views. Worth the visit.

Visited June 2013
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