Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding In Northern California

Most people are familiar with the epic castle, Vikingsholm, located on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The historic castle at Lake Tahoe attracts the lake’s tourists all year long. However, few people are aware of the strange ruins that can be found on a nearby island. This little island is the only island within Lake Tahoe, and it’s been home to this odd structure for decades. It’s a beautiful destination that is definitely worthy of a visit. It’s not every day you come across ruins in Northern California – check it out:

Did you know about the tea house on Fannette Island? This historic hidden gem is only one of the many mysterious places in California rich with history.

If stoic structures like this Scandinavian castle at Lake Tahoe fascinate you, be sure to check out our list of 17 Abandoned Places In Northern California. What’s the spookiest abandoned place you’ve ever found? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Ruins in Northern California

November 01, 2021

Are there many abandoned places in Northern California?  

Of course! You’ve just got to know where to look. California is a gigantic state with tons of mileage to cover, so it’s almost impossible to really know where to begin. Aside from the rich Fannette Island history embedded in the rocks California holds many mysteries and forgotten places.

Some of our favorite abandoned places in Northern California include the old TeePee Woodchip Burner, in Anderson, which was used way back in the day while the logging industry was at its best. In Point Reyes, you’ll find the intriguing remains of a decaying old yacht. You can’t go inside, but it sure is photogenic.

Nestled within the Sacramento River Canyon, near the Delta, you can find an old, abandoned bridge, which is always fun to explore and photograph. Another of our favorite spots is the old, abandoned shack you can find at Bodega Bay. For more of our favorite abandoned spots in Northern California, take a look at this article 

What are some genuinely creepy places in Northern California?  

Well, of course, that depends on your definition of creepy, but we’ve got a few ideas! There are some super creepy places all over the state – some are abandoned, and some aren’t. Perhaps the most famous creepy place in Northern California of all is, of course, Alcatraz Island. It has a long, dark history as one of the United States’ most legendary prisons.

In Lompoc, you’ll find a little place known as the La Purisima Mission, built long ago and the site of bloody battles between Native Americans and Spanish soldiers. It’s said that the grounds are ridiculously haunted, and we can see why – with such a dark history, it’s no surprise at all that a few spirits may remain.