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Dubbed "California's Last Frontier" buy the San Francisco Chronicle, UpState CA is an untouched paradise of natural wonder. Connect with nature and see wildlife in it's natural habitat in our national forests, parks, and refuges, or head to one of our many lakes, rivers, and streams for the fishing getaway of your dreams. Whatever your choice, you'll find no better place to get away from the hustle and bustle!

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Escape the Crowds with a Road Trip in UpState California
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2488 Cherokee Rd
Oroville, CA 95965
Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300 acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Typically fissures in the basalt soak up winter rains, forming seasonal streams and waterfalls. In a few places, however, the underlying basalt is impermeable to water forming a temporary pool. Soon to dry…
Butte County
5408
Red Bluff, CA 96080
The Paynes Creek Wetlands are a series of man-made wetlands and ponds that are fed by a network of irrigation ditches as well as winter rains. The wetlands and ponds support a host of resident and migratory birds as well as water dependent mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Surrounding the wetlands is the remainder of the 17,000 acre Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area (Bend) which supports a wide variety of habitat types, wildlife, historical and…
Tehama County
5339
550 Crescent St.
Quincy, CA 95971
5303651180
Plumas County foliage explodes with color in the autumn season. There are two approaches for the best viewing: 1) drive to Truckee on I-80, then north on CA-89/CA-70 to Quincy. There will be spots of color along the road. Greenhorn Creek parallels the road. As you approach East Quincy, the La Porte Road is often cited as a location where good color is found. Follow the La Porte Road south to Nelson Creek where good…
Plumas County
2186
Shasta Dam Blvd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
530-365-7500
This byway is just seven miles north of Redding off of Interstate 5. It runs through the City of Shasta Lake which has all services. The byway begins at Shasta Dam Blvd. and Lake Blvd, and continues west to a vista point that affords the traveler a stunning view of the three Shastas, Shasta Dam, (tallest center overflow dam in the world), Shasta Lake, (California’s largest lake), and Mt. Shasta (14,179 feet). Many activities are available…
Shasta County
2187
Hwy 199
Gasquet, CA 95543
530-365-7500
This scenic byway follows the Smith River, which is considered one of the crown jewels of the National Wild & Scenic River System. As the byway climbs away from the coast, it enters the Smith River Canyon. In a surprisingly small space, the National Recreation Area has seven distinctive plant communities. You’ll pass from a coastal redwood forest to old growth stands of Douglas fir to dense chaparral. The river has more than 175 miles…
Siskiyou County
2189
Hwy 263
Yreka, CA 96097
530-365-7500
The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway derives its name from an early 1940’s movement to create the 49th state. The original purpose of this movement was to draw attention to the need for good roads in far Northern California and Southern Oregon. In 1941, locals blockaded Highway 96 and declared Jefferson to be its own state. Many believed that Jefferson would have become the 49th state in the Union had the bombing in Pearl Harbor…
Siskiyou County
2166
Hwy 299
Cedarville, CA 96104
530-365-7500
In the northeastern corner of California the Warner Mountains rise in a near solid wall to an elevation of almost 10,000 feet. Crossing over these mountains at Cedar Valley, you will enter a totally different world. Explorer John Freeman named it “the Great Basin”, the land where none of the rivers run to the sea. The Surprise Valley/Barrel Springs Back Country Byway is through this remote and rugged area. The byway provides an opportunity for those…
Modoc County
5331
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. 
Lassen County
5540
Trinity Alps
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-2121
The second largest wilderness area in California, the Trinity Alps Wilderness nearly doubled in size by the 1984 California Wilderness Act.  In that same year, it was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System.  It currently has over 600 miles of trails and embraces over 500,000 acres of land.Chiseled granite peaks and alpine lakes dot the Trinity Alps Wilderness, with elevations from 2,000 feet in creek drainages to 9,000 feet at summits. This wilderness offers…
Trinity County
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Hwy 3
Weaverville, CA 96093
530-365-7500
Water is never far away from the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway. The route includes Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake, the Trinity River, and numerous sparkling streams in far Northern California. You will be driving through some of the most beautiful and rugged portions of Trinity and Siskiyou County. Much of the route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views of mountainsides, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas. The natural place…
Trinity County
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500
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