Trinity Center is a small unincorporated community in Trinity County, California located 29 miles (47 km) north of Weaverville. It is home to Trinity Lake, a popular summer tourist destination. 759 people use a Trinity Center address. 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. The town of Trinity Center also includes another village called Coffee Creek. The ZIP code is 96091.
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.
In the state legislature Trinity Center is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Trinity Center is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.