Orick is located in Humboldt County, CA approximately 45 miles north of Eureka. Orick is a rural town whose population of 352 is surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks and private forests. Redwood Creek meanders through town and the agricultural lands, flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
Orick CSD was originally formed in 1955 for the purpose of providing community fire protection. In 1976, the community authorized the District to develop a community water supply and distribution system. A five member Board of Directors is elected by the citizens of the District to supervise the business of the District.