Nestled between three distinct valleys and resting on the banks of the Lost River sits the western town of Bonanza.
Bonanza is an agricultural community home to working farms, dairies, ranches, and even a ranch-turned-winery. 12 Ranch Wines and Windy Ridge Organic Dairy are both more than worth calling ahead to schedule a tasting and a tour, while Bonanza proper features a general store, a BBQ food cart, a saloon, and a turn of the century jail. Once a Modoc Indian gathering place, Big Springs Park is a peaceful place for a picnic and some bird watching. For an overnight stay, the Gerber Recreation Area just 11 miles outside of town offers fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and hunting in addition to year-round camping.