Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 26, 2022

California forest that starred as Endor in ‘Star Wars’ was obliterated

SF Gate reports

Secluded in the remote northwest corner of the state, Del Norte County earned a starring role as the forest moon of Endor in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” The popularity of the movie led to speculation over precisely where Endor is — or was — located.

The film’s shoot took place from 1982, and it was an economic boon for the rural county. The dense redwood groves would ultimately inspire fans to seek out the sites where the bunker once stood or the grounds where the furry Ewok characters had roamed. But don’t get your hopes up for a visit to the celebrated set. Months after the “Star Wars” shoot was over, a logging company clear-cut the entire area. Endor is no more. Read about how it happened here.

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