R.R.E.E.L., Inc. Newsletter

Redwood Region Entertainment and Education Liaisons, Inc.

March 2013 

Issue No. 15


Sunny Fortuna, otherwise known as the Friendly City, is also Film Friendly!  Used mostly for it's accommodations just 20 mintues north of the some of the oldest Redwoods in existance, Fortuna has much to offer the silver screen.  Not to mention an award winning brewery in walking distance from the hotels.  Your crew will love you for it!




Cassandra Hesseltine 

Del Norte and Humboldt County's  

Film Commissioner






The city of Fortuna, located along US Highway 101, lays along the shores of the Eel River.  It is known for its picturesque, old-fashioned look; Main Street Fortuna looks as though it came right out of the 1960s.  The businesses and local homes all hold a nostalgic feel.


With a variety of landscapes, from the river to the Redwoods to its storefronts, Fortuna offers many possible filming locations, as well as accommodations for other locations throughout Humboldt County.


Rohner Park

 Rohner Park is located in the heart of Fortuna, just off Main Street.  The park features baseball fields, a skating rink, playground, and old growth Redwoods.  The park is also home to the rodeo grounds, where the Fortuna Rodeo takes place annually.  The park occupies over 55 acres of land.  Rohner Park also offers many hiking trails through the Redwood trees, making it a convenient location for productions stationed in Fortuna.


Clendenen's Cider Works


Well-known throughout Humboldt County, Clendenen's has been making apple cider since 1909.  Clendenen's Cider Works is also host to the annual Apple Harvest Festival.  Over the years, the festival has grown from a simple advertising tool for the Cider Works, to a full blown festival and carnival.  The Apple Harvest Festival features plenty of activities and brings Fortuna and surrounding areas together every year.


Hotels & Accommodations


Fortuna is conveniently and centrally located in Humboldt County.  The town is just off the US Highway 101; there is easy access to the beach and ocean, the Redwoods, and the other towns and cities of the North Coast.


There are several hotels in town, including:


Fortuna Hotel-Best Western

1583 Riverwalk Dr
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-7025 


Holiday Inn Express Fortuna

1859 Alamar Way
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-5500 


6 Rivers Motel

531 S Fortuna Blvd
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-1181 


Bear River Casino & Hotel

27 Bear River Dr
Fortuna, CA 95551
(707) 733-9358


Past Film Experience 


Both A Death in Canaan and Salem's Lot filmed in the city of Fortuna.


A Death in Canaan



Salem's Lot



Salem's Lot (Trailer)
Salem's Lot (Trailer)




Permits can be obtained through the City Manager's Office.



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