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Home of America's Tallest Flagpole West of the Mississippi

Butte Valley teems with American and community pride. In June 2, 1996, this small but energetic community, raised a 30 x 60 ft American flag to fly atop a 200 ft - tall flagpole. Located next to Dorris City Hall, America's tallest flagpole West of the Mississippi garners immense interest from travelers and residents alike. A community flag raising and barbecue is held annually on the Fourth of July to honor all Veterans and active military who fight to preserve the freedom we all enjoy.

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Aerial View of Butte Valley Photo by Don Mouser of
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Butte Valley encompasses approximately 120 square miles in northeastern Siskiyou County, California. Nestled between the magnificent Mt. Shasta to the south and Oregon’s great Klamath Basin to the north, Butte Valley is considered high desert plateau with an elevation of 4,250 feet. It is intersected by Highway 97 and is comprised of the City of Dorris and communities of Macdoel, Mt. Hebron & Tennant, California.

Check out the Google map of our area here.

The City of Dorris boasts their 200 foot tall flagpole with a 30 x 60 foot American flag flying proudly since 1996. A 1.75 mile walking path on Museum property offers a chance to stretch your legs with spectacular views of the valley and Mt. Shasta.

Butte Valley offers a rural setting and small town atmosphere. The local economy is primarily agriculture/ranching with solid retail and service offerings. Large commercial strawberry plant production is prevalent in the area providing both annual and seasonal work. A moulding mill offers other employment opportunities.

Butte Valley has a solid education system with preschool through grade 12 schools.

A combination of civic pride, civic involvement, American spirit and family values make Butte Valley a great place to live and work. Come join us and enjoy all the benefits of rural America.

Whether you shoot with a camera or gun or just want to enjoy nature’s beauty, Butte Valley has it all. Over 50 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and exceptional rainbow & brown trout, catfish and bass abound the area. Tour, stay and enjoy Butte Valley’s Wildlife Refuge, state and federal campgrounds, lakes and mountain streams and historic national monuments and parks.

Check out our Fun Things to Do" section.