About This Place
Trinity Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in Trinity County, California. Trinity Center is located 29 miles (47 km) north of Weaverville. It is home to Trinity Lake, a popular summer tourist destination. The telephone prefix is (530)266-xxxx or more rarely (530)286-xxxx. It is home to a store, a few restaurants, a small airport, a marina, a community church, several campgrounds, and even a small resort. Coffee Creek is close by. The ZIP code is 96091. Trinity Center sits at an elevation of 2,510 feet (770 m). The 2010 United States census reported Trinity Center's population was 267.
The original town of Trinity Center was established in 1851 as a stage stop for travelers headed further north and now lies beneath the lake, which came into existence after the construction of the Trinity River Dam in 1961. A handful of buildings were moved to the town's present day location, including the I.O.O.F. building and several residences. Trinity Center was a gold mining town, shown by the mine tailings left at the north end of the lake.