Modoc County is the least populated county in all of California. It’s also very secluded, but if you’re willing to make the drive, you’ll be rewarded with a rugged, sweeping landscape dotted with mountain peaks, almost all to yourself. Also known as the Tricorner Region because it’s nestled up against the California border with Oregon and Nevada, Native Americans referred to Surprise Valley as “The Smiles of God,” because it was blessed with such beauty. With its mountains, forests, deserts, lakes, rivers and streams, nearly any recreational adventure you can dream up can be had in Surprise Valley. The valley stretches approximately 70 miles from north to south and averages 10 miles wide. Its four towns, from north to south, are Fort Bidwell, Lake City, Cedarville, and Eagleville. The town of Cedarville on Hwy 299 is the hub of the valley and the best place to find lodging, restaurants and supplies. The Surprise Valley motto is “Where the Road Ends and The West Begins”…we’re sure you’ll find adventure here too!