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Eagle Lake Trout, Logging Heritage & Forested Plateaus

Largely undiscovered Lassen County, is a jewel of Northern California and an outdoor recreation paradise encouraging camping, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. The 25-mile Bizz Johnson Rail Trail is one of the best “rail to trail” conversions in California. 

Susanville serves as the recreational crossroads for the eastern part of the Shasta Cascade Region, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and lodging. Westwood, established in 1912, located just west of Susanville, was one of the largest company lumber towns in the West. A statue of legendary logger, Paul Bunyan, staggers 22 feet tall and honors Westwood’s heritage and presides over the annual Paul Bunyan Mountain Festival. 

Eagle Lake, the second largest natural lake in California, is located 16 miles north of Susanville and is home to the world-famous Eagle Lake Trout, a species entirely unique to the lake. These especially large trout average 3-5 lbs and attract fishing enthusiasts from around the world. Camping facilities, boat launch, marina, swimming beach, and picnic areas are located around the lake’s shoreline

For further information contact the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce.

Bizz Johnson Trail

The Bizz Johnson Trail is known as one of the best “rail to trail” conversions in California. The trail winds 25.4 miles through the rugged Susan River Canyon following the old Southern Pacific Railroad line and features twelve bridges, two tunnels and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is home to the world famous Eagle Lake Trout, a species entirely unique to the lake. These especially large trout average 3-5 lbs. and attract fishing enthusiasts from all over. Camping facilities, boat launch, marina, swimming beach, and picnic areas are available.

A Day in Lassen County

Lassen County Attractions

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2950 Riverside Dr.
Susanville, CA 96130
The 30-mile Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail follows the route of the historic Fernley and Lassen Railroad, leading hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians on a gentle, meandering course along the tranquil, forested banks of the Susan River.Eagle Lake, the second-largest natural lake in California, is known for its trophy-sized trout, and offers excellent developed campgrounds, a marina, and beaches.The rugged Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area offers trails to suit every riding ability.The backcountry of the…
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1516 Main St.
Susanville, CA 96130
Over 125 years of business leadership promoting local businesses, tourism, and events. Lassen County offers prime fishing, mountain bike trails, outdoor recreation, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.   
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315 Ash Street
Westwood, CA 96137
The Museum displays artifacts and pictures of the town as it was in 1913. Once the home of Red River Lumber Company, Westwood had the largest pine lumber mill in the world from 1913 to 1956. 
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Following the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific railroad, the trail winds 25.4 miles from Susanville, California to Mason Station. For the first 16 miles, the trail follows the Susan River. As it winds through the rugged Susan River Canyon, the trail crosses the river 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels.
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601 Richmond Road
Susanville, CA 96130
The depot is the trailhead for the Bizz Johnson Trail, and host to the Rails to Trails festival in October.  Visitors are invited to step back in history where you can view historic photographs of railroad and logging trains that rolled through town.
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115 N. Weatherlow St
Susanville, CA 96130
The museum showcases artifacts and old time lumbering equipment, and is adjacent to Roop's Fort, the oldest structure in town providing the history of Susanville's last 150 years.
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2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
The Lassen National Forest, at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads, covers a wild, mountainous area of volcanic origin. It is an area of great variety offering a wide array of recreational opportunities and adventures. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • Eagle Lake – the second largest natural lake in California, offering fishing, boating, water-skiing, sailing, hiking trails and camping. • Hat Creek Area – in the shadows…
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Meadow View Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 251-8288
27 miles of trails in Susanville's backyard! 1,100 acre property owned and managed by Lassen County Public Works and BLM as a shared-use recreation area. Hiking, running, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 
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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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