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Top Destinations  ·  Northern California  ·  Shasta Lake Area

Shasta Lake - Trinity Alps - Redding Area Activities and Recreation

Shasta Lake. California's largest reservoir. With 365 miles of shoreline, very popular for fishing and boating, including houseboats.
(530) 275-1589 Shasta Lake Vistors Center,(800) 474-2782 Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association.
 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest. California's largest national forest, with 2,129,524 acres north of the Central Valley. Dozens of lakes and good access roads. Includes Mount Shasta, Castle Crags and Chanchelulla Wilderness Areas and portions of Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel and Trinity Alps. (916) 926-4511.
 
Mount Shasta. Rising alone from its surroundings to 14,162', it dominates the landscape like no other mountain in California.
 
McCloud. Surprisingly well-preserved old lumber mill town with Mount Shasta as a backdrop.
(530) 964-2184 Shasta Trinity National Forest, District Office.

Castle Crags Wilderness, north of Castle Crags State Park. Easiest access is from the north at Castle Lake Trailhead with an easy 3 mile trail to Heart Lake. The 10,500 acre wilderness is crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail.
(530) 926-4511 Mt. Shasta Ranger District.
 
Castle Crags State Park, 14 miles south of Mount Shasta. Dramatic jagged peaks for experienced hikers and climbers.
(530) 235-2684.

Klamath National Forest. Over 1,725,000 acres of Siskiyou County. Includes the Marble Mountain and Russian Wilderness Areas and a portion of Siskiyou. Popular hunting and fishing area. Rafting available on the Klamath River.
(916) 842-6131 Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum, Yreka.
 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Numerous lakes, abundant wildlife, good access roads, and acres of wilderness to explore.
(530) 926-4511.

Trinity Lake. Long narrow lake formed by Trinity Dam. Trout and bass fishing, full-service marinas, boating, waterskiing, and swimming. (530) 623-2121 Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Ranger District Office,
(530) 623-6101 Trinity Chamber of Commerce.

Trinity River, access near Hwy 299. Steelhead and salmon fishing; and river rafting in gorgeous setting.
(530) 623-6106 Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Ranger District Office.

Trinity Alps Wilderness. Nearly 500,000 lake-filled acres north of Weaverville. (530) 623-2121 Weaver Ranger District.

Lake Shasta Caverns, on Lake Shasta, 1.5 miles east of I-5. Lighted caverns with unusual formations. Tour includes boat and bus ride to cave.
(530) 238-2341.

Shasta State Historic Park, on Hwy 299, 6 miles west of Redding. Remains of old mining town.
(530) 225-2065.
 
Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area, Shasta Unit. Fishing, boating, hiking, gold panning, and waterskiing.
(530) 241-6584.

Weaverville. Gold Rush-era mining town with Joss House SHP, a 1874 Taoist temple still in use.

Weaverville Drug Store, 219 Main St, Weaverville. California's oldest operating pharmacy exhibiting historic devices.
(530) 623-4343.
 
Lake Siskiyou. Boating and fishing. A beautiful location below Mount Shasta.
(530) 926-2610 Campground, (530) 926-2617 Marina.
 
Mount Shasta Ski Park. Ski area: downhill and cross-country, 22 runs & trails, 650 acres, 4 lifts, 5200-6880' elevation, snowmaking.
(530) 926-8610.

Waterworks Park, 151 N. Boulder Dr., Redding. Waterslides, inner tube rides. (530) 246-9550. Open May 24-Sept. 1.

Alpine View.
(530) 246-5112 Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Seasonal use.

Marble Mountain Wilderness, remote area west of Etna. Numerous mountain lakes dot the 227,000 acres.
(530) 468-5351 Salmon River Ranger District.

Mount Eddy Wilderness, southwest of Mount Shasta. The trails have great views especially of Mount Shasta.
(530) 926-4511 Mt. Shasta Ranger District.

North Fork Wilderness. Small wilderness area west of Yolla Bolly.
(707) 574-6233 Lower Trinity Ranger District. 


   


 

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