Live from Fortuna's River Lodge!
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First, a Huge Thank You!

We owe some major thanks to a whole bunch of people. Last summer we started asking for donations to replace this webcam at River Lodge, and at one time we had even hoped that it might be up by October! Well, that was a nice thought, and there were a couple of false starts, but we actually got the thing done the middle of February.

To those who donated money for the camera's replacement, a huge thank you. Donations came from individuals and families in California and several other states. A camera such as this is fairly pricey, and there's no way this would or could have happened without your generosity. Wendt Construction in Fortuna allowed us to use their boom truck, and Neale and Aaron lent their expertise in the installation.

This is the only cam of its type here on the North Coast, and the citizens of Fortuna should be pleased that they can once again make their awesome Eel River Delta views available on the Internet. Just how popular is this webcam? According to the server logs, this image is now being requested well over a million times per month, and those requests are originating from all over the world. We're proud.

The Eel River Delta.

From the top of Fortuna's River Lodge, this webcam sends us a new picture every twenty seconds during daylight hours. It has some terrific views of the Eel River Delta, Mt. Pierce, Bear River Ridge, the Wildcat Range, Grizzly Bluff, Riverwalk Drive and parts of Fortuna. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the area it covers.

While you're here, be sure to check out our other cameras. We have one downtown and another on Fortuna Boulevard. We often set up temporary cameras during special events so you can also enjoy the festivities!

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What an Awesome Place to Live!

Click me to see me bigger!Recently, while we were adjusting this camera, we watched an osprey bringing home the bacon, er, fish. This bird had a huge wingspan and the fish must have been close to two feet long. She would struggle to gain a few feet of altitude, glide a bit to catch her breath, then claw her way back up again. Disregarding normal protocol, she passed within 15 feet of us. We could hear the sounds that her wings made, beating the air.

We stood in silent awe as we watched her slowly disappear downriver, struggling mightily to bring home a prize meal for the family. What an awesome place to live!

Thanks for visiting us on the net. We hope you're enjoying the little glimpse into this wonderful place we call home. Come visit us for real, we would love to share it with you! Eel River stage at Fernbridge.


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