Cher-Ae Heights Casino, California

Our first casino stop! We decide to check out Cher-Ae Heights Casino to see what overnight parking is like at a casino. Twenty dollars for three nights with potable water. Not bad.

Cher-Ae Heights Casino - Casino Overnight Parking, Trinidad, CA: Site # (10 RV sites total) - This site has: water hookup. Notes: flush toilets (in casino) • no dump station available • trails nearby • 229’ elevation. November 21st - 24th. Miles traveled: ?

Overall Experience: smile

Actually, this turned out to be a good stop. The RV parking area sits on top of a hill across from the casino, so the noise isn't that bad. Saturday was the exception as they had live music.

We get an almost scenic ocean view from the RV parking area.

On the way to Trinidad from Crescent City, we had to slow down for a herd of elk crossing the road near Humboldt Lagoon State Park. They didn't seem to be concerned about the traffic.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
The Lighthouse Grill, Trinidad, CA Two unique menu items worth checking out: Nut burger & mash potato cone.
Lost Coast Brewery, Eureka, CA Their fresh beers served at their onsite restaurant.
Mad River Brewing Company and Tap Room, Blue Lake, CA Good beers, friendly folks.
Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville, CA Enjoyable brewpub with a good food menu. Appears to be a popular collage hangout.
Redwood Curtain Brewing, Arcata, CA Micro brewery tasting room.

Found near the beautiful coastal town of Trinidad, California, the Cher-Ae Heights Casino has become a top choice for gaming and entertainment in Northern California. The casino is operated by the Trinidad Rancheria, a Native American tribe recognized by the federal government. It has played a significant role in boosting the local economy for more than 20 years.

A Thriving Casino in Northern California
The casino first opened its doors in 1988 and has since grown into a major attraction in the area. It is estimated to generate approximately $50 million in revenue each year, providing a steady income source that has greatly improved the socioeconomic status of the Trinidad Rancheria tribe. With its wide range of offerings including 24/7 slots, table games, bingo, and other popular gaming options, the casino has become a favorite destination for both residents and tourists.

A Fresh Look and Commitment to Excellence
In recent times, the casino has undergone a rebranding process. It changed its name to "The Heights Casino" and introduced a new logo and website. This rebranding initiative reflects the casino's continuous dedication to delivering an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience to its customers.

Exploring Trinidad: More Than Just a Casino
Beyond the casino itself, the town of Trinidad offers its own set of attractions that are worth exploring:

  • Breathtaking Coastal Beauty: Located along the rugged coastline of Northern California, Trinidad treats visitors with stunning ocean views that will leave them in awe.
  • Quaint Harbor: The town features a charming harbor where visitors can watch fishing boats come and go or even try their hand at fishing.
  • Gateway to Redwood Forests: Trinidad provides easy access to the nearby Redwood forests, home to some of the tallest trees on Earth. Nature enthusiasts can embark on hikes or scenic drives through these majestic groves.
  • Outdoor Adventures: With its coastal location, Trinidad offers various outdoor activities such as kayaking along the shoreline or going on whale-watching tours during the migration season.

Future Plans and Challenges
The Trinidad Rancheria has been actively working on plans to construct a 100-room hotel next to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino. This addition would further enhance the area's appeal as a tourist destination, providing convenient accommodation options for visitors. However, the hotel project has encountered obstacles, including concerns regarding water availability in the region.

A Must-Visit Destination in Northern California
All in all, the Cher-Ae Heights Casino and the town of Trinidad combine to offer a distinctive and captivating experience for those exploring Northern California. The casino's prosperity has brought significant benefits to the local community, while the region's natural splendor and opportunities for outdoor recreation make it an essential stop for anyone venturing through this part of the state.

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