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The Shasta Cascade Region offers great outdoor adventure activities year-round. Spring brings a colorful show of wildflowers throughout the region as well as some of the best river rafting on one of Northern California's wild and scenic rivers. Summer brings out the best of hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, houseboating, swimming, fishing, and much more. Consider the excitement involved with being on the open range searching out wild horses as you sit high in the saddle in the shadow of Lassen Peak.

You don't have to travel to the east coast for some of the most spectacular Fall colors. Imagine meadows with vivid colors that dazzle year after year in response to the crisp, cool, mountain air. Winter brings a white winter wonderland to the Northstate. Winter activities range in intensity from cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating, sledding, snowshoeing, attending dog sled races to making a two day ascent on Mt. Shasta.  These are just some of the exiciting activites that the region offers.  
 
For a relaxing Northern California vacation in the Shasta Cascade Region, visit charming rural towns, take in a relaxing afternoon beside a cascading waterfall, visit museums and cultural exhibits, explore historic sites and lava tubes, or perhaps you just want to find a unique gift at one of the numerous antique stores or shopping malls. You'll find a myriad of attractions that will keep you coming back to vacation in the Shasta Cascade Region!


The public’s access to state and national parks, national forests, and other public lands in America’s west is unprecedented. In the Shasta Cascade region, vast areas of public lands are easily enjoyed and offer some of California’s greatest treasures. The region is known for its wild and scenic rivers, three major lakes offering the best houseboating in the world, and thousands of miles of open space, providing great opportunities for hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, camping, or just getting away from the crowd. The Shasta Cascade also boasts scenic drives through various landscapes, with access to some of the region’s most significant attractions. From the unique volcanic features of Lassen Volcanic National Park to McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, and on to magnificent Mt. Shasta, these drives showcase the public lands’ grandeur and are often just a few hours away. These are your public lands- some of the country’s finest- and they are waiting to provide you, your family, and friends with a memorable experience.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson

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707
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971
530-283-2050
The Plumas National Forest, situated in the northern most Sierra Nevada, and just south of the Cascade Range, is versatile in its land features, uncrowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. The serenity of the forest is truly remarkable and enduring, and will leave lasting impressions. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • Bucks Lakes Wilderness Area – the terrain includes gentle slopes, steep canyons and sheer cliffs, with a broad diverse landscape, which features great summer and winter activities. • Feather River Scenic…
Plumas County
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24898 Hwy 89
Burney, CA 96013
530-335-2777
Ahjumawi 1 1/2 Hours East of Redding California State Parks Management Unit:    McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Amenities: •Campfires Allowed •Tent Camping •Site Fee •Fishing Description: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park is the northeastern most unit of the California State Park System. Ahjumawi is a place of exceptional, even primeval, beauty. Brilliant aqua bays and tree studded islets only a few yards long dot the shoreline of Horr Pond and Ja She Creek. Of the park's 6000 acres, over two thirds of…
Shasta County
589
1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-2542
There are many unique formations atop Bald Rock, once home to the local Maidu Indians. An easy hike to the peak offers views of the Sacramento Valley and coastal mountain ranges. Once home to the local Maidu Indians, Bald Rock is a massive granite structure filled with many unique formations, including grinding holes used by Native Americans for grains and acorns. There are many unique formations atop Bald Rock, once home to the l
Butte County
590
525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
530-895-6144
Bidwell Mansion was the home of General John Bidwell and his wife Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell from the time of their marriage in 1868 until the end of their lives in 1900 and 1918 respectively. Construction of the 26-room mansion began in 1865, prior to John Bidwell's first introduction to his future bride, which occurred late in 1865. The Bidwells were married April 16, 1868 in Washington, D.C. with then President Andrew Johnson and future…
Butte County
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PO Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927
530-896-7800
One of the largest municipal parks in the United States at 3,670 acres. Bidwell Park offers hiking, bicycling, picnicking, rollerblading horseback riding. Swimming is located at the One Mile Recreation Area at Sycamore School.
Butte County
591
12105 River Rd.
Chico, CA 95926
530-342-5185
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park Four miles west of Chico, Ca. California State Parks Management Unit: Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park 12105 River Road Chico, CA 95926 Amenities: Site Fee River Access Canoeing Mens / Womens Restrooms Interpretive Trail Boat Launch Area Wildlife Watching   Description:Approximately five miles west of Chico, the park is located adjacent to a four mile stretch of the Sacramento River. It consists of an extraordinarily sensitive, ecologically noteworthy remnant of the Sacramento River. Open for day-use, the park offers…
Butte County
2167
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
530-246-1225
Brandy Creek Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Whiskeytown National Park with five cascades that rush over the granite rock of the canyon. Here you will find the unique Indian Rhubarb displaying bright colors in spring and fall. This trail connects to Rich Gulch Trail. This waterfall is accessible by trail. A map of the trail to Brandy Creek Falls is available at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center.Driving Time: 15 mins / 9.44 miles…
Shasta County
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PO Box 80
Castella, CA 96017
530-235-2684
Castle Crags State Park Off 1-5 Near Dunsmuir, Ca. California State Parks Management Unit: Castle Crags State Park P.O. Box 80 Castella, CA 96017-0080 (530) 235-2684 Amenities: Tent Camping, Site Fee, Water, Fishing, Restrooms, Description:Castle Crags State Park is located in the forest-covered mountains just north of the Sacramento Valley. It features soaring spires of ancient granite and includes about two miles of the cool, quick-running upper Sacramento River. Surrounded by primitive…
Shasta County
974
400 Glen Drive
Oroville, CA 95966
530-538-2200
This recreation area is a 220-acre off-road vehicle area. Provides good beginner terrain for off-road enthusiasts. Offers motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area.
Butte County
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1312 Fairlane Rd.
Yreka, CA 96097
530-842-6131
The Klamath National Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions. This beautiful forest is an uncrowded haven for campers, hikers, wildlife viewers, hunters, fishermen, mountain bikers, rafters, kayakers and naturalists alike. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • Marble Mountain Wilderness – composed primarily of rock formations containing cambrian marine invertebrates, this wilderness features an unparalleled diversity of plant life found nowhere else in California. • Klamath, Salmon or Scott Rivers and their tributaries – over 300 miles of whitewater river offering…
Siskiyou County
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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