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National park tips: Ever heard of this river-side haven in Redwood country? Probably not

The Historic Requa Inn stands outside Klamath, near California's northern border, at the edge of Redwood National and State Parks.
(Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

On a riverside ridge near Redwood National and State Parks stands the Historic Requa Inn. Try it, preferably between March and October.

The inn, owned by a longtime local Yurok family, dates to 1914, neighbors the Klamath River and has 13 rooms, thin walls, no phones or TVs, iffy Wi-Fi and a fascinating story.

Rooms for two usually run $119 to $199, with breakfast included. (The inn also manages three nearby rental cottages.) Farm-to-table dinner (reservations mandatory) is at 7 p.m. for $38, five nights weekly, March through October.

Even if you can’t stay or eat at the inn, drive out to the west end of Requa Road for a tremendous view of the river meeting the Pacific.

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In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.

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