Surprise Valley — Facts & Tidbits

This page is for little, more or less permanent facts about the valley. If you know a tidbit of useful or interesting information that belongs here, please email!

Dumps in Surprise Valley

  • Fort Bidwell Dump: First Thursday of each month, 10am-4pm in winter, 10am-6pm in summer
  • Lake City Dump: Every Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm in winter, 10am-6pm in summer
  • Eagleville Dump: First and Third Sunday of each month, 10am-4pm in winter, 10am-6pm in summer


The Modoc County Library in Cedarville is open on Tuesdays from noon until 6pm. On the library website click Library to Go to check out ebooks any time.

Explore Your Genealogy

The Family History Library is open each TUESDAY from 6-8 p.m.. Resources available to the public include onsite genealogical assistance and high speed Internet access to, Family Search and other premium sites (all free of charge). If you would like to use the Library on another day or time, please call Jerry Cook at (530) 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment. The Library is located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedarville, on Surprise Valley Road one mile north of Hwy 299.

Post Offices in Surprise Valley

Click link below for current hours.

UPS packages can be sent at the Country Hearth at 551 Main St, Cedarville, 279-2280.

Hardware in Surprise Valley

The Corner Store has an amazing amount of hardware on hand and can order almost anything imaginable, and at competitive prices.

Four Seasons Hardware in Alturas delivers to Surprise Valley when it has sufficient orders and will drop off large items/orders to households in Surprise Valley for a flat fee of $10.00