Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature and Wildlife Viewing

If you're looking for some prime nature and wildlife viewing opportunities, look no further then UpState California! The Shasta Cascade area is surrounded by the great outdoors (home to over 10 national and state wildlife areas, forests, and refuges) so you'll find no better place to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy nature.

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Turtle Bay Exploration Park
844 Sundial Bridge Dr
Redding, CA 96001
530-243-8850
Spanning the Sacramento River in Redding, and connected by the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay designed by Santiago Calatrava, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus containing educational and entertaining activities that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The Park tells the stories of the region and its people through a museum and art gallery, wildlife exhibits, forest camp, a year-round aviary, amphitheater, and an arboretum & gardens. For seasonal programs, hours, and…
Shasta County
5217
Dunsmuir City Park
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
530-235-4740
Enjoy woodland plants, bold uses of annual color, a crevice rock garden and native plant areas in their natural setting nestled along the Sacramento River. Open dawn to dusk, river access. No entry fee. Our annual fundraiser includes a unique music event and great food. See our website for details.  
Siskiyou County
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24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd.
Anderson, CA 96007
530-365-8622
• Located on Battle Creek, historically salmon and steelhead have migrated in from the Sacramento River to spawn • Spawning operations allow you to view large numbers of fall Chinook salmon during spawning season • Return of the Salmon Festival Celebration is the third Saturday in October
Shasta County
601
945 Oro Dam Blvd W
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-2236
Fish and wildlife are abundant on the 11,000-acre wildlife area. Bird watching, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities are available. Egrets, beaver, and river otter are among the many animals you might see.
Butte County
5397
Shasta View Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Clover Creek Preserve is tucked in behind a neighborhood in east Redding, and offers paved, flat trails great for walking or cycling. Enjoy the 2 mile loop with your dog, your favorite people, or just the beautiful view of Redding's rolling hills, oaks, and expansive sky. Distance: 2.0 milesDifficulty: Easy
Shasta County
5406
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Dutch Flat Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1994. It is 160 acres of riparian and stream habitat. Other vegetation types include grasslands and plant communities dominated by Jeffrey and ponderosa pines, juniper, and sagebrush.For more information, call the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.
Modoc County
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3207 Rutherford Rd.
Gridley, CA 95948
530-846-7505
9,100-acre wildlife refuge, one of the most intensively managed waterfowl marshlands in the United States. Excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing, photographing, and nature viewing. Educational programs, exhibits, self-guided nature trail and seasonal guided tours.
Butte County
465
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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2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2151
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…
Lassen County
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1696 Lakeside Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Mary Lake Park, on the west side of Redding, is 29 developed acres with tree-lined walking trails winding their way around a man-made lake. Enjoy this walk with your dog and bring your binoculars for wildlife viewing. Distance: 0.7 mile loop. Difficulty: Easy
Shasta County
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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500
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