The Rio Dell – Scotia Chamber of Commerce, “Promoting business and community” – The mission of the Rio Dell – Scotia Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of Rio Dell, Scotia and vicinity and to be the representative body of the professional and business person.
The City of Rio Dell, “The Warm Hearted City,” is located on the west bank of the Eel River, just below the ancient Scotia Bluffs and nestled comfortably in the surrounding redwood forests. Rio Dell is a small community with a population of around 3,300 residents. Located along U.S. Route 101, Rio Dell is an excellent starting point for trips to other local attractions such as the Humboldt Bay area, the Victorian Village of Ferndale, the Avenue of the Giants (which has miles of the most beautiful redwood forest scenery in the world) and the beautiful, historic Town of Scotia.
The Town of Scotia, “Where Beauty and History Meet,” is located in the heart of Northern California’s Redwood Country and just across Eagle Prairie Bridge, Hwy. 283 is the town of Scotia, which was founded in 1863 and was originally named Forestville. It wasn’t until twenty five years later that it became known as Scotia. When it was founded, Scotia was just one of the many company owned towns across the Pacific Northwest. Today, the Town of Scotia is transitioning from the company owned town it once was, to a thriving, independent community of about 850 residents.