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Visit the National and State Parks of UpState CA

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 Lava Beds National Monument, 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.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land.

Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. More than 800 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

This place has more than just a great name! The park features Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally mountain, and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and horseback riding.

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Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
20359 Shasta Caverns Rd
Lakehead, CA 96051
530-238-2341
Located 19 miles north of Redding on I-5, Shasta Caverns Rd. turn-off. A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some geologists consider one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the USA! Open all year. Seasonal Dinner Cruises.
Shasta County
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800 West 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101
530-233-5811
Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled settings for a vacation getaway. Unique vistas of rugged mountains, lava caves, craters, pristine and serene lakes and streams await visitors to this beautiful forest. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: Burnt Lava Flow, Medicine Lake Glass Flow and Glass Mountain Glass Flow – all are located within the Medicine Lake Highlands and designated as special interest areas because of their unique geological features. Medicine…
Modoc County
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24898 Hwy 89
Burney, CA 96013
530-335-2777
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park is located 1 1/2 Hours East of Redding California.  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 the area is covered by lava flows including vast areas of jagged black basalt. It is a place of natural wonder…
Shasta County
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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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12105 River Rd.
Chico, CA 95926
530-342-5185
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park is located four miles west of Chico. The park is located adjacent to a four mile stretch of the Sacramento River. Open for day-use, the park offers areas for fishing, picnicking, hiking, boat-launching and river floating. Visitors interested in rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or inner-tubing can float down the river from the Irvine Finch River access site, past the tall riparian forest to Big Chico Creek, taking in the peace and beauty…
Butte County
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PO Box 80
Castella, CA 96017
530-235-2684
Castle Crags State Park is located in the forest-covered mountains just north of the Sacramento Valley off I-5 near Dunsmuir, CA. The park features soaring spires of ancient granite and includes about two miles of the cool, quick-running upper Sacramento River. Surrounded by primitive back country, the park is six miles south of Dunsmuir and about twenty-five miles north of Lake Shasta on Interstate 5. Elevations range from 2,000 feet along the river to more…
Shasta County
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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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4009 Hill Road
Tulelake, CA 96134
530-667-2231
Internationally known for the abundance and diversity of wildlife. The refuge hosts the largest winter population of bald eagles in the continental U.S.  The varied wildlife and habitats are a photographer’s delight.
Siskiyou 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. The Klamath, Salmon and Scott Rivers and their tributaries…
Siskiyou County
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917 Kelly Ridge Rd.
Oroville, CA 95966
530-538-2219
Lake Oroville features a man-made lake formed by the nation's tallest earth0filled dam. Camping (including floating campsites), horse camp, and boat-in camps. The Visitors Center has a museum, exhibits, and store.
Butte County
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