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W E L C O M E From glistening lakes and world-class rivers to scenic drives and

backcountry roads, the Shasta Cascade provides something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Your vacation in our region can provide great recreation, adventure and relaxation – the perfect escape from the fast pace of city life. Come and enjoy the uncrowded, unspoiled, wide open spaces and leave behind some of the hassles and concerns of urban life. The Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, a non-profit destination marketing organization, has been dedicated to promoting economic development through recreation and tourism for more than 85 years in the region’s eight counties: Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity. The Association also operates a California Welcome Center in Anderson, located right off of Interstate 5. This center offers a wide variety of tourism and outdoor recreation information. The bounty of our natural attractions is even greater than 85 years ago, but you can still enjoy the same beauty as those from previous generations.


Stephen Gaines, President


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COUNTRIES 4 Yreka/Klamath River 4 Mt. Shasta/McCloud 5 Weaverville/Trinity 6 Red Bluff/Tehama 7 Redding/Shasta Lake 7 Burney/Eastern Shasta 8 Chico/Paradise 8 Oroville/Lake Oroville 9 Alturas/Modoc 9 Susanville/Lassen 10 Chester/Lake Almanor 10 Quincy/Feather River PLAN YOUR TRIP 12 Scenic Byways

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20 Year Round Recreation 30 Regional Attractions 36 Forests, Parks & Public Lands 46 Accommodations 53 Gateway to a Getaway 60 Dining, Shopping, Services 64 Events Calendar & Vacation Planner 66 Information Services

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1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

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Yreka/klamath rivercountRy g o l d r u s h h i s t o r y, s c e n i c r i v e r s & r a n c h i n g h i s t o r y

Yreka/Klamath River Country is truly defined by its combination of the California Gold Rush history and the natural wonder of the Klamath River. Flowing from Oregon to the Pacific Ocean, it is the predominant river in the region. This river, and its tributary rivers and streams provide some of the most exciting rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing in Northern California. The town of Yreka was born out of one of the largest Gold May 6 69th Scott Valley strikes in California history and is still shaped by this discovery. Today, a Pleasure Park Rodeo comprehensive sampling of gold collected from the area is on display at the Etna, 530-467-3515 Siskiyou County Courthouse, where some of the nuggets measure in excess July 20-22 Blue Grass Festival of six inches in diameter. Remarkably, more than 70 pre-1900 houses are still Etna, 530-467-4144 located in Yreka, and this older part of town in the area of West Miner Street, Aug. 8-12 Golden Siskiyou Fair has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1972. Yreka, 530-842-2767 To the east of Yreka, through the beautiful Shasta Valley is Montague, where visitors can enjoy a stroll through this historic cattle ranching and Nov. 24 Yreka Holiday Parade logging town. Every September, Montague holds one of the biggest events Yreka, 530-842-1649 in the region – the Montague Rotary Balloone Fair. For bird enthusiasts, Montague offers excellent year-round birding in the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, which is home to over 300 bird species. Scott Valley, a rich ranching area nestled in the mountains southwest of Siskiyou County Museum Highlights from the historic past to the 21st Yreka, is dotted with tiny communities dating back to the Gold Rush Era. century. Yreka, 530-842-3836 Visitors today will find interesting shops, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and an excellent microbrewery in Etna. Wild & Scenic Klamath River The Klamath offers stunning scenery, great The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway, Highway 96, follows the Wild and nature viewing and rafting. Scenic Klamath River through numerous river communities. The river is also very popular for family rafting trips.


Hidden Treasures

F U N FAC T: M t . S h a s t a , a t 1 4 ,1 7 9 ’ i s C a l i f o r n i a ’s t a l l e s t volcano, and the 2nd tallest in the United States

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Although magnificent Mount Shasta is the prominent landmark of the Shasta Cascade region and is visible from almost anywhere in the area, one of the first views drivers will notice as they are coming up I-5 is the awe-inspiring granite towers of Castle Crags State Park. Fishermen from around the world are attracted to the area by the world-class wild trout fishing along the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers. From the splashing of Hedge Creek Falls in Dunsmuir to the dramatic descent of July 19-22 58th Annual Weed Carnevale the Upper McCloud Falls, waterfalls are attractions that soothe the soul. For the train Weed, 530-938-4624 enthusiast, Dunsmuir offers a self guided railroad photography tour, while the Railroad Park Resort offers a unique experience to sleep in a caboose and eat on a train. In Sept. 1-2 Cool Mtn. Nights - Saturday / Blackberry Festival - Sunday McCloud, step back in time and give your sweet tooth a whirl at the Sugar Pine Candy Mt. Shasta, 530-926-6004 Store in the McCloud River Mercantile. Visitors who come to experience the wonder of spectacular Mount Shasta will Sept. 6-9 Tulelake/Butte Valley Fair find exceptional access to the mountain year round via the Everitt Memorial Highway. Tulelake, 530-667-5312 On the southern slopes of Mount Shasta off Hwy. 89 is Mt. Shasta Ski Park, offering outstanding downhill skiing and boarding. The spectacular Volcanic Legacy All-American Road takes visitors through the lower Klamath and Tulelake National Wildlife Refuges, and the Lava Beds National Lake Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta - Great fishing, camping, boating & swimming. 530-926-2610 Monument. The Wildlife Refuges offer excellent year-round birding, while Lava Beds National Monument is a great place to explore the beauty of a volcanic landscape, with Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake both developed and undeveloped lava tubes open for exploration. The monument is Lava tubes and honeycomb caves created by also the site of the last Indian battle in California, Captain Jack’s Stronghold. Nearby, erupted volcanoes. Easily accessible trails. Medicine Lake Highlands offers visitors a unique view of pumice deposits, mountains 530-667-2282 of volcanic glass, and beautiful Medicine Lake. McCloud Falls -The upper McCloud River boasts three spectacular waterfalls. 530-964-2184 For further information contact Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or For additional information see ad on page 19.


Hidden Treasures


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Upper McCloud Falls

Railroad Heritage – Dunsmuir Chamber

Balloon Festival in Montague

Hiking in the Trinity Alps

Weaverville/ trinitycountRy Alpine lakes, wild & scenic river, & n at u r a l w o n d e r s Now known for its gracious hospitality, golden history, and many outdoor splendors, as with many portions of Northern California, the lure of gold is what brought settlement to the area. Even before the gold rush of 1849, pirate Bill English and his rogue crew discovered gold on Trinity River near Big Bar and left the area with their purses full. It was the eventual discovery of gold in 1849 that brought thousands of miners to the area F U N FAC T: S o u t h F o r k and the construction of such towns as Weaverville and Lewiston. Most of the county is forest land and some M o u n t a i n i n Tr i n i t y C o u n t y i s of the most beautiful scenery and natural lakes are found in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, so named because the longest continuous ridge its snow-capped peaks are reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. The Trinity River, designated as a wild and scenic i n t h e We s t e r n H e m i s p h e r e river, provides opportunities for kayaking, rafting, fishing, and swimming. Resorts in the Coffee Creek area, just north of Trinity Lake, offer horseback riding, cabins, and recreational activities. Weaverville, located along Highway 299, provides a nostalgic step back in time. One of the most interesting portions of Weaverville’s history comes from the 1800’s, when as many Chinese men and Trinity River rafting women inhabited the region as did Euro-Americans; all of them searching for the abundant gold found nearby. In 1852 they established a Taoist place of worship, which burned in 1873. The new temple, Joss House in the state park of the same name, dedicated in April of 1875, has since been in continuous use as a place of worship. Hayfork, reminiscent of a frontier village, is home to the nearby Natural Bridge, which is both historically interesting and an unusual natural phenomenon with strong links to the native Americans who once inhabited the area. Natural Bridge is a limestone arch thrown across a narrow ravine by nature. Lewiston offers history buffs great opportunities to explore, along with wonderful photographic opportunities including twenty of the town’s structures which are listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. If jagged peaks over 9,000 feet tall, saw tooth ridges, alpine meadows, deep glaciated canyons, and more than 50 mountain lakes and streams are what you’re looking for; the Trinity Alps Wilderness is waiting for you. This 500,000-acre wilderness area is the second largest in California and one of the largest in the United States. Trinity Lake, the third largest lake in California, has 147 miles of shoreline and is uncrowded even during the summer peak months. The many secluded, tree-lined coves are perfect for anglers and houseboaters. Its crystal clear waters contain a variety of prize fish including trout, smallmouth bass, and King Salmon. Lewiston Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming and camping experiences, while marinas on Trinity Lake also rent houseboats and other types of watercraft. In Joss House, Weaverville State Historic Park Jan 28 Annual Chinese New Year 530-623-5211 Southern Trinity County, Ruth Lake offers similar Celebration, Weaverville boating and fishing opportunities. All this and more 530-623-5284, 530-623-6101 J.J. Jackson Museum, Weaverville is perfect for a relaxing vacation of a lifetime or just a History Center of Trinity County. June 2 Lewiston Peddler Fair, Lewiston few days away. 530-623-5211 Art, crafts & antiques. 530-778-0506 For further information contact Shasta Cascade Highland Art Center, Weaverville Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or Fine arts and performing arts. July 4 Weaverville’s 4th of July For additional 530-623-5111 Celebration, Weaverville, information see ad on page 67. 530-623-6101 Courthouse Square, Weaverville Aug 4-5 57th Annual Ruth Rodeo Old buildings with unique businesses, in the heart of MT. SHASTA YREKA CCPRA, 707-574-6381 historic downtown Weaverville. 530-623-6101 WEAVERVILLE Aug 4-5 Ruth Lake Summer Festival Raft races, OHV / 4x4 Tour. Trinity Lake, Weaverville 530-623-6101 Houseboating, camping, waterskiing and fishing. 530-623-2121 Aug. 24-26 Trinity County Fair Rides, auctions & more, Hayfork. Lewiston Lake, Lewiston 530-628-5223 Fly Fisherman’s, canoer’s & camper’s paradise.


Oct. 13

Salmon Festival Weaverville, 530-623-6101

Hidden Treasures


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Sacramento River Kayaking

W ESTERN / RANCHING HERITAGE , E X TRE M E S P ORTS , ARTS & ANTI Q UES At the northern end of the great Sacramento Valley and just 90 minutes north of Sacramento lies a land of beautiful contrasts, Tehama Country. The strong western heritage will capture your heart and awaken your spirit. Some of the best western events in California occur in Red Bluff, including the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo, and the Annual Bull and Gelding Sale, the largest in the nation. These and other western events attract people from all over the west. Although it certainly plays a key role in the identity of the area, the western lifestyle is not the only intriguing aspect of Red Bluff’s past and present. In a somewhat different aspect of the heritage of Tehama County, it was the home of the first and only president of the California Republic, William B. Ide. His original adobe home has been fully restored and is now part of The William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park in Red Bluff. One of the area’s most dominate natural features, the Sacramento River provides an endless variety of outdoor recreation and is one of the largest salmon spawning rivers in the world. Its REDDING BURNEY various tributaries furnish hundreds of miles of the best-in-the-west trout, steelhead and salmon RED BLUFF fishing. From fishing to jet boat excursions on the Sacramento River, this is the perfect spot for boating enthusiasts. There are numerous public boat ramps along the lower Sacramento’s Lake Red Bluff for those looking for access to the river. Red Bluff, combining elements of the Victorian era and western heritage, provides numerous hotels, motels, and restaurants to cater to the traveler or vacationer. The old Victorian west lives on in Red Bluff with Victorian homes built from the 1860’s to the early 1900’s. Walk into a vanishing America at the Kelly-Griggs House Museum, and view elegant, renovated rooms where Victoriangarbed mannequins “live” among authentic antique furnishings. The rich heritage of the area makes it one of Northern California’s most prominent destinations for antiques and collectibles. Red Bluff is also considered the gateway to the famous Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the few active volcanoes on the United States mainland. Established as a national park on August 9, 1916, it encompasses 160 miles of spectacular volcanic exhibits and the impressive Lassen Peak. Just south on Interstate 5 is the town of Corning, founded as an agricultural center back in the 1860’s and acknowledged as the center of Northern California’s internationally reknown olive industry. Other towns Jan. 24-28 71st Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, Red Bluff. in the Sacramento River Valley include Los Molinos, 4-day sale of bulls, geldings, mules, herd dogs, 530-527-2045 Gerber, Tehama, Vina, Paskenta, and Flournoy. These small communities provide important local services to April 20-22 91st Annual Red Bluff Round-Up, Red Bluff. the agriculture of the fertile Sacramento River Valley. 3-day Rodeo & Parade. Tickets, 530-527-1000. Rodeo information, 530-527-8700 Manton, nestled in the foothills of Lassen Peak, offers excellent hunting and fishing as well as rich soil and May 4-5 May Madness Car Show, Corning. cool climate which continually proves to create an 530-824-5550 area of production for first-rate apples, grapes, cattle, June 8-10 Crawdad Festival, Red Bluff. 530-352-9453 and timber. Tehama Country with its numerous lakes, streams, and outstanding recreational opportunities is June 9 Ribs, Rods, & Rides, Corning. 530-527-6220 the place to discover old fashioned hospitality. Aug. 24-25 Olive Festival, Corning. For further information contact Concession booths, bucket fun run, Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at and more, 530-824-5550 800-474-2782 or or Sept. 27-30 Tehama District Fair, Red Bluff. the Red Bluff–Tehama County Chamber of Local art, carnival, special events, Commerce at 530-527-6220, 800-655-6255 & more, 530-527-5920 or


Oct. 5-7

15th Annual West Coast Monster Truck Nationals, Red Bluff. 530-527-6220

Oct. 6

21st Annual Antique Street Fair, Red Bluff. Over 100 Antique dealers, food booths & more. 530-527-3092

Oct. 18-20 30th Annual Western Open Fiddle Championships, Red Bluff. Entertainment, & nightly concerts. 530-527-6220


Red Bluff Rodeo

F U N FAC T: Te h a m a County was the home of the first and only President of the California Republic , William B. Ide

Hidden Treasures

Kelly Griggs Museum. Featuring local Indian artifacts and antique furniture and photographs from Tehama county’s past. 530-527-1129 William B Ide Adobe State Historic Park. Featuring a one-room adobe house, woodshop and blacksmith in a 5-acre park overlooking the beautiful Sacramento River. 530-529-8599 Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park encompasses 160 miles of spectacular volcanic exhibits & impressive Lassen Peak. 530-595-4444 Sacramento River Discovery Center, Red Bluff. Featuring interactive displays and tours. 530-527-1196

redding/shasta lakecountRy FAMOUS SUNDIAL BRIDGE, PICTURESQUE LAKES & A RECREATIONAL PARADISE Redding proves irresistable to vacationers and transplants alike. As the largest California city north of Sacramento, it is both an epicenter of commerce and a hub of recreation essentials such as theaters, parks, shopping, and golf courses. Redding boasts everything from the retail-haven Mt. Shasta Mall to the artistic and educational Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Landing a spot in calendars and coffee table books the world over, the internationally-renowned Sundial Bridge stretches over the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail as part of Redding’s 36 mile network of trails enjoyed year-round by pedestrians and cyclists of all stripes. A wide variety of hotels and restaurants make Redding the first choice for those wishing to experience the Northstate’s outdoor wonderland while still enjoying all the amenities of a city. Just west of town is the historic mining settlement of Old Shasta State Park, and immediately beyond that is Whiskeytown Lake, a favorite for skiing, sailing and windsurfing. A magnet for mountain biking enthusiasists, the lake also offers picnicking and camping opportunities as well as fishing, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding along its 36 miles of shoreline. The lake and its surrounding hills are dedicated as a National Recreation Area and the 220 foot Whiskeytown Falls are a destination in and of themselves. Being that Shasta Lake is the largest lake in California, it’s no surprise that it offers a wide variety of vacation experiences. Shasta Lake, holding the title of “Houseboat Capitol of the World,” welcomes all from basic campers on pontoons, to floating luxury condominiums. In April 18-22 Kool April Nites. addition to houseboating, several lakeside resorts, RV parks, and B&B inns Redding, 800-874-7562 provide a relaxing vacation alternative to get away from it all. The lake was formed by one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century: Shasta Dam, May 17-19 Redding Rodeo. Redding, 800-874-7562 the tallest center overflow dam in the world. If every family in the USA had a swimming pool, the water held back by the dam would be enough to fill June 13-17 Shasta District Fair. Anderson every one of them! Dam tours are free, available daily, and include a ride 530-378-6789 or 800-874-7562 into the heart of the dam in a forty-story elevator. Another attraction on the July 4 Freedom Festival. lake is Lake Shasta Caverns, dated at least 200 million years, and formed Redding, 800-874-7562 by flowing water. Over the years this water drained leaving the caverns as Oct. 12-14 Big Bike Weekend. seen today. The caves are made entirely of limestone and feature every type Redding, 530-222-8025 of possible formation, including stalactites, stalagmites,soda straws, columns Oct. 20 Return of the Salmon Festival. and flowstone. Anderson, 530-365-8622 North of Shasta Lake, the Sacramento River extends into one of the

Sundial Bridge


best trout fishing streams in California. Northern California is truly a fishing paradise and just about any of its cities and towns can provide interested visitors with equipment, advice and directions to the best waters. To the south of Redding, Anderson and Cottonwood- also located along the Sacramento River - provide small town atmospheres reminiscent of a bygone era. Anderson serves as host to the region’s only outlet shopping center, Shasta Outlets. Cottonwood is considered a step back into yesteryear with its good-neighborly, cowboy downtown, quaint eateries and several antique stores.

Hidden Treasures

Lake Shasta Caverns, Shasta Lake. Cavern attraction,2-hour guided tours. 530-238-2341 or 800-795-CAVE

Shasta State Historic Park, Old Shasta. Brick ruins of the gold-rush city. Courthouse features historical exhibits. 530-243-8194 Sundial Bridge, Redding. World-famous pedestrian bridge. 800-874-7562 Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding. Museum, Arboretum and Café. 530-243-8850

For further information contact Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or For additional information see ads on page 34-35 and 66.

burney/eastern shasta countRy TROUT - F ILLED STREA M S , S P ECTACULAR WATER F ALLS & SCENIC VISTAS Scenic vistas, cool mountain air, rich agricultural land & trout-filled streams combine pleasantly in Eastern Shasta Country. Beautiful lakes, such as Lake Britton, Big Lake, Fall River Lake, & Eastman, Crystal and Baum Lakes all accomodate activities such as sailing, water skiing, and fishing. The Fall River valley, containing rich fertile soils, clean air, spring waters, and a crisp climate, produces 25% of the world’s wild rice. The town of Fall River Mills proudly plays host to one of the region’s beloved museums, the Fort Crook Museum, which preserves the 150-old log buildings built to serve the outpost. Shasta County’s eastern region also boasts the town of Burney, a humble logging town now developed into a popular destination, and only a few minutes from McArthurBurney Falls Memorial State Park. The park, along with the Pacific Crest Trail and numerous unequaled attractions, all help make Eastern Shasta Country a recreation paradise. Heading east on Highway 44 from the Sacramento Valley, you’ll find the northern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, home to Manzanita Lake and the Loomis Museum. Just north of the park is Hat Creek, famous for its spring fed waters and abundant rainbow trout. Numerous volcanic features in the area are highlighted by Subway Cave, an underground, easily-explored phenomenon. Campgrounds and picnic areas adjacent to the creek provide for memorable weekend getaways or perfect stops for a quick lunch. For further information contact Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or

EVENTS July 5-8 Burney Basin Days, 4th of July Celebration. Queen Pageant, town parade and fireworks show. 530-335-2111 Aug. 4

Fall River Rice Festival. 530-336-7362

Aug. 30 - 94th Annual Intermountain Fair, McArthur. Sept. 3 Shasta County Fair 530-336-5695

Hidden Treasures

Fort Crook Museum, Fall River Mills. Four-building complex tells story of Indians & early settlers. 530-336-5110 McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney. Includes spectacular Burney Falls, a campground, picnic sites, trails. 530-335-2777 Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral. Volcanic and thermal-spring attractions, conifer forests and mountain meadows. 530-595-4444

Fall River – Mike Caranci

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The city of Chico is a testament to community spirit. In 1860, General John Bidwell founded Chico on a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch. To encourage the development of a quality community, he donated land to anyone willing to build a house, church, or any other public structure and, in 1887, gave land for the development of an agriculture college. As part of the effort to create their ideal city, the General and his wife funded Bidwell Park, now the largest municipal park April 26-29 Gold Nugget Days, Paradise. west of the Mississippi River. California State University Chico Parade, BBQ. 530-872-8722 developed from that early agricultural college and has helped shape the thriving community. The city’s numerous art and glass May 24-28 Silver Dollar Fair, Chico. 530-895-4666 blowing studios have helped Chico become one of America’s “Top 10 Art Communities”. The downtown is known for its Sept. 8 Chico Palio, Chico. eclectic collection of restaurants and shops, blending modern Artoberfest kick-off. 530-228-2860 technology and wares with beautiful classic artchitecture and Oct. 1-31 Artoberfest, Chico. 530-228-2860 cobblestone walkways. It is certainly worthy of an afternoon Oct. 6-7 Johnny Appleseed Days, stroll or a weekend visit. Paradise. 530-877-9356 Paradise is no fable, it’s a short drive from Chico: a haven just ALTURAS out of the reach of the valley fog but below the heavy snows SUSANVILLE of the Sierra. Its quiet residential streets are home to those who found exactly what they were looking for. Gold played CHICO an important part of the community’s history, including the OROVILLE 1859 discovery of the largest nugget ever found in California, Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico. weighing 54 pounds! Paradise has also become known for its This was the home of founder General John Bidwell & Annie Bidwell Tours. 530-895-6144 friendly community and fine collection of antique shops.

Bidwell Mansion


Hidden Treasures

For further information contact Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or or For additional information see ad on page 41.

F U N FAC T: B i d w e l l Park in Chico at 3 ,7 0 0 a c r e s i s t h e largest city park west of the Mississippi

Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise. Museum depicts area history from Native America to 1950. 530-872-8722

OROVILLE/ LAKE OROVILLEcountRy RICH AGRICULTURAL LANDS, HISTORIC WONDERS & OUTSTANDING OUTDOOR RECREATION Oroville has all the vistas of a mountain town without the pesky altitude. Nestled among the Sutter Buttes, Oroville was an early gold mining camp and home to hundreds of ambitious miners along the Feather River. In 1968 Lake Oroville was created, and almost overnight the town in the Buttes became one of California’s most recognized recreation areas. Several local attractions are of national significance, such as Feather Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in the United States, and the nation’s tallest earthen dam at Lake Oroville. Before the coming of Euro-Americans, Maidu Indians roamed the hills and fished the streams and rivers of the Feather River, forever shaping Oroville’s cultural history. The town of Gridley claims the heart of the Sacramento Valley. In the late 1800’s, gold discovery led to the development of this historic Gold Rush town. The several hundred days of warm, sunny weather and the abundance of water have established Gridley as a home for many ranchers, who found their true treasure in the development of the rich agricultural land. For further information contact Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or or For additional information see ad on page 11. 8

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area and Sutter Buttes

EVENTS May 7-12

Feather Fiesta Days, Oroville. 530-538-2542

May 19

Red Suspenders Day, Gridley. 530-846-3142

Aug. 23-26

Butte County Fair, Gridley. 530-846-3626

Sept. 22

Salmon Festival, Oroville. 530-538-2542

Hidden Treasures Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, Gridley. The Pacific Flyway attracts over one million ducks and 100,000 geese annually. 530-846-7505 Oroville Chinese Temple, Oroville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a California landmark. 530-538-2496

ALTURAS/MODOCcountRy WILD-WEST HISTORY, LAKES, MOUNTAINS & OUTSTANDING WILDLIFE VIEWING Modoc Country, in the far northeast corner of California, combines a fabulous four-season climate with abundant natural resources and a colorful “Wild-West” history. With less than 10,000 residents, its quiet atmosphere offers a peaceful setting for a family vacation or a private retreat. Recreation opportunities abound especially in the warm, dry summers, which encourage camping, hiking, fishing, water sports, and many other activities. Truly a July 6-8 Fandango Days Celebration, land of varied terrain, Modoc Country includes one of California’s most beautiful Alturas. Parade, car show and mountain ranges: the Warner Mountains, with their clear alpine streams and, in country music. 530-233-4434 contrast, portions of high desert dotted with serene lakes. You can visit turnAug. 16-19 Modoc County “The Last Frontier of-the-century towns, ranches and farmlands in Modoc, often called the “place Fair,” Cedarville. Crafts, exhibits, where the west still lives” and frequently compared to the beautiful expanses of rodeo competition, great food. Montana. Abundant marshes, forests, plains and lakes provide an ideal habitat 530-279-2315 for a variety of wildlife; Modoc Country and the National Wildlife Refuge are Sept. 14-16 Alturas Balloon Fest and home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, goshawks, golden eagles and many other Migratory Bird Festival, Alturas. endangered species. Rocky Mountain mule deer and elk, wild horses, burros and Balloon rides, activities & tours. pronghorn antelope are just a few of Modoc Country’s happy inhabitants. 530-233-4434 or 530-233-3572 Alturas lies in the broad valley of the Pit River near the center of the county, at the junction of Highways 395 and 299. This hospitable city serves as the Modoc County Historical Museum, Alturas. commercial center for northeastern California, with a variety of motels as well Over 150 years of history, Native American as a historic hotel, modern and historic shops, and restaurants. Cedarville, artifacts. 530-233-6328 centrally located in the cattle ranching hub of Surprise Valley, is home to an Modoc Wildlife Refuge, Alturas. High-desert unusual exhibit of historically significant buildings relocated to Cedarville, now oasis for waterfowl. 530-233-3572 comprising the mythical town of “Louisville”. The visit-worthy fictitious town


Hidden Treasures

consists of log cabins, a slaughterhouse, schoolhouse, water tower, and the old Fort Bidwell and Eagleville jails from the 1800s. The Modoc National Forest and Bureau of Land Management offer several campgrounds with hundreds of family camping sites available. Modoc Country also provides a variety of bed & breakfast inns featuring amenities such as hot springs, ranch living, fishing, or wilderness access.

Fandango Pass, Modoc National Forest. A State Historical Landmark on Appelgate – Lassen Emigrant Trail. 530-279-6116 or 530-233-5811

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

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Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival, Westwood. 530-256-2456

July 18-22 Lassen County Fair, Susanville. 530-251-8900 Oct. 6

20th Annual Rails to Trails Festival, Susanville. Outdoor activities, mountain bike rides. 530-257-3252

Hidden Treasures

Bizz Johnson Trail, Susanville. The Bizz Johnson National Trail follows the rugged Susan River from Susanville to Westwood along an old rail line. 530-257-0456 Bizz Johnson Trail – BLM

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Lassen Historic Museum, Susanville. Artifacts native to Lassen and old time lumbering equipment. Roop’s Fort built in 1854 is adjacent to museum. 530-257-3292 Susanville Railroad Depot, Susanville. The depot serves as the place to start a leisurely hike or bike ride up the Susan River. 530-257-3252

Lassen Country, largely undiscovered outside of its loyal band of followers, is a jewel of Northern California and an outdoor recreation paradise. The mountainous west encourages camping, hiking, and fishing and often hosts ardent fans of snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. The Bizz Johnson Rail Trail, managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Lassen National Forest, is one of the best “rail to trail” conversions in California. Horseback riders, mountain bicyclists, and hikers alike enjoy the comfortable 25-mile trail along the Susan River. Susanville serves as the recreational crossroads for the eastern part of the Shasta Cascade Region, as well as a commercial center with a variety of shops, health facilities, restaurants, and motels. Historic Susanville provides a refreshing opportunity to experience a town which still honors the lifestyle and neighborly hospitality of an era long passed. Westwood, located just west of Susanville, was built by the Red River Lumber Company in 1912, and 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 is another one of Northern California’s record holders: 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 all over. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service camping facilities are located around the lake’s shoreline and a boat launch, marina, swimming beach, picnic areas, and various family recreation programs are available. Lassen Country is the perfect getaway: offering year-round outdoor recreation experiences from summer camping, hiking, and fishing to autumn hunting, winter snowmobiling and sledding, and wildlife watching in the spring. Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide 2012 | 9



Jan - April Guided snowshoe hikes, Chester. 530-595-4480 Jan 28-29

Annual Dog Sled Races, Chester. 530-258-2426

Feb. 18

Snowmobile Poker Run, Chester. 530-258-2426

Hidden Treasures

Lake Almanor, Chester. Great lake for outdoor recreation and water sports. 530-258-2426 Chester Museum/Library, Chester. 530-258-2742 Lake Almanor

The Chester/Lake Almanor Basin is a renowned recreational paradise. The city of Chester, adjacent to Lassen Volcanic National Park, offers a wide variety of lodgingsome of the closest available to the park- which makes it the perfect choice for a relaxing, cozy “home base” for parkgoers. The Warner Valley portion of the park, including Drakesbad Guest Ranch, is accessible from Chester, and serves as the only overnight accommodations within the Park. This secluded resort offers a serene alpine meadow setting with comfortable cabins & bungalows. Likewise, the resorts of Lake Almanor provide ideal settings for an old-fashioned summer family vacation. The lake is the largest and most popular in Plumas County and affords year-round fishing, several championship golf courses and, in the summer, various water sports activities. Indian Valley, located between Lake Almanor and Quincy, was originally the home of the mountain Maidu Indians and proudly retains its historical heritage. For further information contact Shasta CHESTER QUINCY Cascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or

Indian Valley Museum, Taylorsville. Local history exhibits and large display of rocks and minerals. 530-284-7785 or 530-284-6406

F U N FAC T: T h e C h e s t e r Library is the only log cabin library remaining in the State of California.

QUINCY/FEATHER RIVERcountRy CHA M P i o NSHI P GOL F COURSES , HISTORIC B RIDGES & RUGGED CANYON W ALLS Rugged canyons, glassy lakes, trout filled streams, picturesque meadows, pine forests, mountain golf resorts and star-filled skies are all part of what define Quincy and Feather River Country. Located where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, the area boasts dozens of lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and over a million acres of National Forest. Quincy offers beauty, solitude, clean air and an unhurried pace with an abundance of recreation and relaxation available during all four seasons. As the county seat, Quincy is also its commercial center, home to museums, shopping and a number of motels, offering an excellent opportunity for mountain vacationers. Nearby are beautiful Bucks Lake and La Porte. Bucks Lake is a very popular spot for fishing and hunting as well as an excellent winter retreat for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. La Porte also attracts visitors for camping, fishing, swimming, and winter sports activities. The Blairsden/Graeagle/Portola area has gained prominence in recent years as a planned residential center for vacationers and retirees. Eastern Plumas County has six pristine golf courses, several stables, and in nearby Portola, the world-renowned Portola Railroad Museum. Also accessible are Lake Davis and Frenchman Reservoir, two popular trout fishing lakes. This rural mountain retreat offers a kind of peaceful relaxation and untouched natural beauty difficult to find in the otherwise modern, hurried world. Dozens of events, fascinating museums, recreation options and scenic drives offer plenty to do year-round. Whether you are looking for a quiet vacation, a spot to retire, or to experience a natural adventure, the Quincy/ Feather River Country is your ideal destination.


EVENTS Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 18

Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series, Johnsville. 800-326-2247

April 14

Taste of Plumas, Quincy. 530-283-3402

Aug. 8-12

Plumas-Sierra County Fair, Quincy. Parade, livestock, entertainment. 530-283-6272

Hidden Treasures Plumas County Museum, Quincy. Native American, mining, logging, railroad & agricultural history. Art gallery, bookstore. 530-283-6320 Plumas Eureka State Park & Museum Johnsville. This indoor/outdoor complex includes mining relics and a restored stamp mill. 530-836-2380 Western Pacific Railroad Museum Portola. Train rides, photos, artifacts and gift shop. 530-832-4131

Golf – Suzi Brakken

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Enjoy safe boating, fishing, camping, floating campsites, bike and horse trails, the visitors center, and more! For additional information visit Š2011 California Department of Water Resources

SCENICByways Highway 89 - Judy Silva

freedom A twenty-mile trip used to take all day until the automobile brought the freedom to travel a mile a minute! In 1908 the Ford Model T sold for $850.00 and changed America forever. Its simplicity, strength, and design were perfect for the deeply rutted roads of the west, and the American driving vacation became a lifestyle. Listed here are nationally designated scenic byways, historic routes and one of just three All American Roads in California. This All American Road, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, highlights a national treasure – Lassen Volcanic National Park. Gather up some family or friends, get in the car and out of the city, and you too can discover what Americans have been experiencing for almost 100 years - the magic of building relationships and making memories with a scenic driving vacation. Information about lodging & traveler services is available from the visitors’ bureaus and chambers of commerce along the route.


A free 48 page guide is available, highlighting the scenic drives of Northern California. Please contact:

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association 530-365-7500 or 1-800-474-2782 Or at our websites: or

Feather River Scenic Byway Railroad History, Northern Sierra Golf Country & Historic River Canyons

The Feather River Scenic Byway follows the North Fork of the Feather River into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The route is one of California’s earliest routes over the Sierras, providing the lowest elevation highway crossing during major winter storms. The byway traverses the northern Sierra Nevada and ends near the Nevada border, making it unique in its botanical and cultural diversity. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Oroville, Quincy and Graeagle/Portola, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 125 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Spring through Fall

Historic Highway 99 Broad Valleys Dotted with Magnificent Oaks, Fertile Fields, Orchards & Old Bridges

Like other routes, Highway 99 began as a horse and stagecoach trail extending from Mexico to Canada, and was eventually improved to higher standards as time moved on. In the early 1920’s when automobiles were being mass produced, a definitive United States Highway system was needed for the promotion of commerce and tourism. In 1926 the Pacific Highway was designated to become US Highway 99. These highways brought growth to many communities, and businesses were developed along these corridors, making it convenient for tourists and businessmen alike. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Red Bluff and Chico, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 42 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 1 hour • Best Time to Go: Year-round

Trinity River Scenic Byway From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast

This scenic byway may offer some of the most diverse scenery, botanical variety, wildlife and climatic zones of any drive in far Northern California. The route encompasses from the dryer, warmer Sacramento River Valley to the cool, often foggy Redwood Coast. It features a variety of cultural and historical glimpses of the gold mining, timber, and Native American history along the byway. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Redding, Weaverville, Eureka/Arcata, with limited services in Willow Creek, and other limited services along the route.

Shasta Dam/Shasta Lake Scenic Byway

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 140 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round but check for road conditions over the Summit during the winter months.

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 SHASTA DAM/SHASTA LAKE Lake, (California’s largest lake), and Mt. Shasta S C E N I C B Y W AY (14,179 feet). Many activities are available after reaching Shasta Dam – guided tours of the Dam, boat ramp, and bank fishing is available at Fisherman’s Point. Camping, biking, and hiking trails are located on the west side of the dam.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 3 miles (7 miles from I-5) • Minimum Driving Time: 5-8 minutes • Best Time to Go: Year-round

Bigfoot Scenic Byway

Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway

Wild & Scenic River Canyons, Legendary Bigfoot Lore, and Native American & Gold Rush History

Mountain Lakes, Gold Rush History, & the Pacific Crest Trail

Water is never far away from the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway, including 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. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Weaverville, Lewiston, Trinity Center, and Weed, with other limited services along the route.

Stunning Views and Adventures Await

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 120 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3-4 hours • Best Time to Go: Spring through Fall

This scenic drive follows two nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers: Klamath River and North Fork of the Trinity River, both known for their trophy sized steelhead and salmon, and thrilling whitewater boating. These rivers cut through the Siskiyou and Klamath mountains, and provide ideal habitat for wildlife. Hoopa, Yurok, and Karuk Indian tribes have made their home in the area for at least a thousand years. Native American and rich gold rush history – a byway of discovery. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Willow Creek and Happy Camp, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 88 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 hours • Best Time to Go: April-November

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State of Jefferson Scenic Byway Colorful Settlement History, a Blend of Narrow Valleys, Steep Forested Mountains & the Rugged Klamath River

The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway derives its name from an early 1940’s movement to create the 49th state. 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 not focused the nation on war in the Pacific. The mighty Klamath River, called the “Clamet” by Native Americans, continues to shape the lifestyle and landscape of Northern California. Today the Klamath River is popular for its scenic beauty, as well as its extensive recreational opportunities such as fishing and rafting. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Yreka and Happy Camp, with other country style camping and lodging opportunities along Hwy. 96, and other limited services along the route. Barrel Springs Back Country Byway High Desert, Applegate-Lassen Trail, and 150 Years of Little Change

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. Lodging and other traveler services are only available in Cedarville and Fort Bidwell. There are no other services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 108 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3-4 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round for Hwy. 96 portion, Grayback Summit closed during the winter months.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 93 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3 hours • Best Time to Go: Summer, check road conditions before traveling.

Smith River Scenic Byway Wild & Scenic River, National Recreation Area, all within Northern California’s Shortest Scenic Byway

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. 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 of navigatable waterway ranging from Class 1 to Class 5. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Crescent City, Gasquet and Patrick Creek, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 33 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 1 hour • Best Time to Go: Year-round

Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway Unrivaled Volcanic Features, Natural Wonders and Indian Lore

Traversing an area unrivaled in North America for its volcanic features, the Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway provides a rich mixture of geology, wildlife viewing and Indian history. This route is somewhat unique in that the entire route is only available for driving for a short four month span from June 1st to October 15th. Although the road is good, portions of the byway are unpaved. The portion of the route in the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is best visited during the winter months when the most viewing opportunities are possible. Lodging and other traveler services are available in McCloud and Tulelake, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 120 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4-5 hours • Best Time to Go: June 1st through Oct. 15th

Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway


~ All American Road One of just 42 All American Roads in the United States, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway connects Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California and Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. The volcanic activity of the Cascade Range has created unique geological formations that can only be seen in this part of America. The byway travels through dense forests, across broad wetlands, pastoral grasslands, along clear swift streams and through massive farms and ranches. These wide open-spaces make this area adjacent to the byway an ideal setting for hiking adventures, great fishing and whitewater boating. Enjoy great scenery and a chance to experience a slower, quieter pace of life. Communities along the byway are eager to tell their story and share their uniqueness with you. The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is about blue skies, virgin forests, clear lakes and streams, and uncrowded open-spaces. A few days along the byway could be one of your most memorable vacations, one that excites your senses, refreshes your soul and offers the possibility of taking your breath away at every bend in the road. Lake Almanor/Chester A Recreational Paradise

The southern most point of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is the Chester/ Lake Almanor basin, where Highways 89, 32, 36, and 44 converge. It is also where the Sierra Mountain Range meets the Cascade Range. Although originally developed as a logging and sawmill community, Chester’s charm now comes from quaint B&B’s and 1950’s style motels. Chester provides the largest base of lodging opportunities on the southern portion of the byway. Westwood is just to the east of Lake Almanor/Chester. It has the unique distinction of once having been the largest company lumber town in the west. A 24 foot tall statue of the legendary logger Paul Bunyan honors the town’s logging heritage. The road north out of Westwood provides wintertime access to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, as the road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is usually closed from November to May. Just a few miles off the byway and east of Westwood is Susanville. The cliffs and gorge of the Susan River flank its western limits and is the eastern end of the Bizz Johnson Recreational Trail. This rail to trail conversion is considered by many to be one of the most exhilarating trails in Northern California.


Distance: 133 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours Best Time to Go: Year-round; some portions seasonal only

Lassen Volcanic National Park Volcanic History and Scenic Wonder

Rich in Native American, Euro-American, & Emigrant Trail History & Culture

Travelers on this route will drive within close proximity to the Applegate, Lassen and Burnett Emigrant Trails. The scenery of Goose Lake, the Warner Mountains, and beautiful farm country, will take you back in history to when this area was settled over 150 years ago. The Warner Mountains have one of the most unique obsidian deposits in the United States, with four areas open for collection. The byway route is also part of the “Pacific Flyway” for migrating birds and 75% of the migrating waterfowl pass through the nearby Klamath Basin refuges. The South Warner Wilderness contains many attractions and is close to the byway. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Alturas, Cedarville, Tulelake, with other limited services along the route.

volcaniclegacy SCENICByway

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 64 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round

The very existence of Lassen Volcanic National Park is linked to a loud awakening of Lassen Peak in 1914. This was a beginning of a seven-year cycle of sporadic volcanic outbursts with the major eruption occurring on May 19, 1915, with a massive collapse of the summit crater. Three days later a great explosion blasted out a new crater. The area was designated a National Park in 1916 because of its significance as an active volcanic landscape. The park is a compact laboratory of volcanic phenomena and associated thermal features. Several groups of hot springs and fumaroles remain as remnants of this volcanic activity. In an era that all too often ignores the importance of nature and special places, Lassen remains a sacred and enchanting destination. It is truly an enriching national park experience.


Distance: 33 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 - 4 hours Best Time to Go: Late May - November

Old Station / McCloud Creek, Rivers and Waterfalls

This section of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway begins at the northern edge of Lassen Volcanic National Park and is a continuation of the volcanic terrain from Lassen. Old Station served as a stagecoach stop and military post in the early part of California’s settlement. By the 1860’s it was known that this area had a unique geological history. Just north of Old Station is Subway Cave offering an opportunity to walk through a 1/3 mile long volcanic lava tube. Further along Hwy. 89 is Hat Creek, considered by many as one of the best trout fly fishing streams in the country. Numerous access points, as well as campgrounds, provide the makings of a great summer vacation. Hat Creek virtually rises right out of the ground. These cold spring fed waters are perfect habitat for trout. The Intersection of Hwy. 89 and 299 allows for several optional side trips to the communities of Burney and Fall River Mills. North of the Intersection about six miles is what Theodore Roosevelt called the “eighth wonder of the world” McArthur Burney Falls State Park. The neverchanging water volume over the falls is what makes it so unusual. The sources of most of its water are springs, just a 1/2 mile above the falls. The scenic drive continues north on Hwy. 89 to the McCloud River and a chance to see three spectacular water falls – Lower, Middle and Upper McCloud Falls. Just to the west is McCloud, a great stopover or even a place to enjoy the evening.



You will see fantastic sites - Mount Shasta jutting 14,179 feet above the valley floor, curtains of water showering over basalt cliffs at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park home to smoking fumaroles and clear mountain lakes and the majesty of Crater Lake National Park.

Distance: 70 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3 hours • Best Time to Go: March - November

McCloud / Tulelake Shasta in View

This portion of the All American Road has the distinction of having a view of Mount Shasta for almost the entire section. Majestic Mount Shasta at 14,179 feet is the tallest volcano in California and can often be seen from more than 100 miles away. For centuries, the mountain has served as the anchor for the Cascade Range, as a spiritual center for Native Americans, and as a nature lover’s and mountain climber’s paradise. Its interesting history, tales of lore, myths and legends continue to attract visitors from around the world who believe the mountain has a special spiritual aura. McCloud, on the southern slope of Mount Shasta, offers everything from luxury accommodations and fine dining to camping and picnicking. McCloud is a town of superlatives - from having the oldest golf course in Northern California to the oldest square and round dance venues in California. Moving up the byway, at the base of the mountain is Mt. Shasta City. From the luxurious chalets at Mount Shasta Resort to the largest campground in the area on Lake Siskiyou, it’s a great place to stay. The city is known for its wide variety of bookstores, galleries, gift shops and good restaurants. Dunsmuir, just south of the byway and Mt. Shasta City has a century long history as a railroad town. The town may be one of the few places that you can actually spend the night in a 19th century railroad car. Railroad Park Resort, has a collection of old cabooses and dining cars to help provide a truly unique resort experience. Continuing north, Weed and its Historic Lumber Town Museum offers a collection of artifacts including the original lumber company store, as well as a collection of antique logging equipment. Nearing the California border is one of the least populated areas of California, with the largest wildlife population. Literally millions of birds pass through this area annually on the Pacific Flyway. The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has the distinction of being the first refuge set aside for waterfowl in the nation. Seventy five percent of the wildlife migrating along the west coast Pacific Flyway visit this area. It is also home to the largest concentration of wintering American bald eagles in the continental United States. The community of Tulelake is known as the horseradish growing capital of the world with more than 1/3 of the world’s crop grown in the area. Lava Beds National Monument showcases unusual volcanic features and was the site of the only Native American/US Army battle in California history. The monument is a fitting end to the California section of the All American Road’s only scenic highway celebrating nature’s process of landscape building.


Distance: 100 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 - 4 hours • Best Time to Go: April - November; winter for refuges

Explore the culture and history of a beautiful and mysterious region dotted with evidence of an erputive past!

Regional Tourism Information: 530.365.7500 | 800.474.2782

Byway Information: 866.722.9929

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Imagine a reason for every season! The Shasta Cascade region offers exceptional outdoor adventure activities year-round. Spring brings a colorful show of wildflowers throughout the region – spectacular colors abound! Come and experience the vivid display in all areas of the Shasta Cascade. Spring also brings some of the best river rafting in the state; try an exciting rafting trip on one of Northern California’s many wild and scenic rivers, with skill levels ranging from leisurely float trips to Class 5 excitement, we have the best! Imagine you and your friends with oars in hand, about to take another Class 3 rapid, your guide providing expert steering directions, while cool clean waters splash against you as you glide through some of California’s most spectacular scenery. Summer offers the best of hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, houseboating, swimming, fishing, and much more. Consider the excitement of being on the open range, searching for wild horses as you sit high in the saddle in the shadow of Lassen Peak. If you love kayaking- or if you’re a newcomer- try the free kayak tours offered by the National Park Service at Whiskeytown Lake.



1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

Family Rafting Marble Mountain Ranch

Fall boasts spectacular colors, so you don’t have to travel to the east coast to see autumn’s beautiful splendor. Meadows are with splashed with vivid colors that dazzle year after year in the crisp, cool, mountain air. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, or just want a great getaway - fall for the Shasta Cascade Region! Winter brings a white wonderland to the Northstate. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, iceskating at one of California’s For more information about few outdoor rinks, sledding, adventure activities in the snowshoeing in Lassen Shasta Cascade Region visit: Volcanic National Park, and dog sled races... there’s never adventure. a dull moment in the Shasta Cascade Region! If that’s not enough, sign up to be part of a group making a two day ascent on Mt. Shasta, or take in a day of skiing or snowboarding at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park.

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

F U N FAC T: T h e S u n d i a l Bridge in Redding is the w o r l d ’s l o n g e s t g l a s s surfaced, cable-stayed suspension pedestrian bridge.


Shasta Mountain Guides

Shasta’s premier local guide service since 1982, specializing in professional, high quality, safe & enjoyable climbs. Alpine & rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & glacier courses for all abilities.

P.O. Box 1543, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3117, fax: 530-926-1374;, email:

Kayaking, Lake Siskiyou Kathi Rodriguez

RAFTING/KAYAKING/canoeing North Country Raft Rental

Rent quality rafts and equipment for a scenic float down the Sacramento River, from Redding to Anderson. It’s fun and easy, beginners welcomed.

River Dancers Rafting & Kayaking

Guided rafting and kayaking trips on the Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity, Scott and Salmon rivers. 1/2 day to 5 days. Family and group discounts.

Tributary Whitewater Tours

Many rafting trips for all levels, from novices and families to expert only whitewater for more than 30 years. 1/2 day to 3+ days. Group, youth (4-17 years) & other discounts.

Trinity River Rafting

Whitewater rafting on wild and scenic Trinity River (class II-V). Also Klamath River. Springtime: Southfork – Trinity, Canyon Creek, Upper Sacramento, Cal Salmon. Rafts & inflatable kayaks too.

At Turtle Bay, Redding, CA 96001; 530-244-4281; 302 Terry Lynn Ave., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3517, 800-926-5002;, email: Departing from Weed, Big Flat and Happy Camp; 800-672-3846 or 530-346-6812;, email:

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Julie Cassidy - Spiritual Advisor


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Digging into the past protects Native American values while guiding present day land uses. Outdoors enthusiasts know Mt. Shasta as a 14,179-foot-tall playground. Yet an array of spiritual seekers also consider the majestic peak to be one of the world’s sacred mountains. Balancing the needs of all the people who come to visit is the job of Julie Cassidy, an archaeologist and tribal liaison who has served since 1982 as heritage program manager for the Shasta-McCloud Management Unit of the ShastaTrinity National Forest. One of her primary responsibilities is to work with Native Americans (primarily Wintu communities) who conduct tribal ceremonies on the mountain. “The ceremonies are based historically on their tribal stories, some of which are their creation stories,” Cassidy said. “The mountain figures into some of their origin stories. In song and dance, the mountain is a user landmark for territorial boundaries and the overall needing to come home to a place. I’ve heard it’s used to guide them home. It’s also for doctoring and prayers – certain Native American doctors come and still do doctoring.” Cassidy began establishing relationships with the communities she serves as soon as she came to the forest. Sometimes tribal ceremonies can conflict with the general public’s use of the mountain, and maintaining a respectful, healthy balance between these uses is Cassidy’s charge. “There are not many places (that these needs) overlap, but on Mt. Shasta they do,” she said. “We do a big public education effort to the larger recreating public to understand these rituals are going on. It’s usually face-to-face contact during ceremonies or restoration projects.” For example, the Forest Service has partnered with the Mt. Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center to help protect and restore the


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mountain’s natural environment and cultural values. “Being an agency archaeologist is always a mix – you’re not just studying the people of the past, but people of the present,” said Cassidy, who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s from Chico State University. “I try to be the voice that might not have been heard, and to link the agency to that voice.” Cassidy relishes her life in rural Mt. Shasta. She loves backcountry skiing, and “no matter how many cars are at Bunny Flat, you never see anyone out there,” she said. “It’s so crisp and clean. It’s like a renewal.” By summer, she enjoys whitewater kayaking on the Sacramento and Klamath rivers and swimming in the high alpine lakes. “I’m inspired every day by the sunsets, the sunrises, the lenticular clouds, the alpine glow. The moon rising and setting, the sparkling freshness of the snow – it’s an incredible place to live,” Cassidy said. “It’s a little bit of a cultural mecca. It’s cosmopolitan. There’s lots to do – there are good restaurants, lots of music, opportunities for drama and art. It’s a small, community-oriented place. I’m lucky to live here.” Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide 2012 | 17

An abundance of great horseback trails

HORSEBACK RIDING Drakesbad Guest Ranch Warner Valley Road, Chester, CA 96020; Horseback Riding

Guided horseback rides are available by reservation and range from 30-minute pony rides to 8-hour excursions. Your ride at Drakesbad Guest Ranch may include scenic hot springs, mud pots, steam vents with access to multiple lakes and amazing scenery throughout the ride. Visit for reservations.

530-529-1512, 866-999-0914;

Wild Horse Sanctuary

Experience the beauty of wild horses in an open range setting. Trail riding season is AprilOctober. Open all year for viewing and learning. Wed. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. See Ad on page 19.

P.O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA 96088; 530-474-5770;, email:

hear my story Dianne Nelson - Wild Filly

One woman’s mission in hindsight - save thousands of wild mustangs.


Dianne Nelson knew she was diving into a complex, allconsuming endeavor when she decided to save 80 wild horses from being destroyed back in 1978. Her heart told her that she had no choice. Today, the Wild Horse Sanctuary is a 5,000-acre refuge near Shingletown where hundreds of rescued wild horses and burros have found a safe home, and she is delighted to open her doors to visitors. The sanctuary’s media campaign to bring attention to the plight of wild horses led to a national moratorium on killing wild horses that cannot be adopted. The nonprofit sanctuary’s mission is to protect and preserve wild horses as a “living national treasure” in a publicly accessible, ecologically balanced environment with other wildlife. It also aims to increase public value of the value of wild horses through pack trips on the sanctuary and public outreach. It participates in research projects on ecologically sound wild horse management and consults to help build other wildlife preserves. Most of the sanctuary’s horses have been rescued from federal lands. Many are adopted, but others are still waiting or are considered “unadoptable.” The sanctuary depends on donations to keep the animals fed and healthy, and volunteers donate countless hours to the cause. The public can come and see the wild horses for no charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. “You can ride along when we feed the horses,” Nelson said. “People get a thrill when they see dozens of horses coming out of the fields.”


1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

Some guests take advantage of the pastoral surroundings and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the river. From May through October, the sanctuary offers two and three-day trail rides, where guests can view herds of wild horses in a natural setting (call 474-5770). “Seeing the horses is just the highlight,” Nelson said. “We talk about what’s happening to horses on public lands, and our history.” It hosts an annual open house in August, which includes free rides for children, a hay maze, crafts and more. An adoption of foals is held each October. “A lot of kids live in the city and never get to see a horse,” Nelson said. “If you like horses and you like nature, it doesn’t get much better than this.” It couldn’t get much better for the horses, either. When Nelson rescued those first horses, she wanted to establish the sanctuary close to the Interstate 5 corridor. The Shingletown site was “a perfect location for horses,” she said. “The lava rock wears their feet down naturally. It just happened to be a location with a ranching history, which had room for growth. And most of our dreams and goals and prayers have been answered,” Nelson said.

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

Winter fun options abound


Lassen Park Snow Area Lassen Volcanic National Park , ,

Snow play, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. South entrance: Hwy 89, 5 miles north of 36E. North entrance: Hwy 44. Late November - early April.

The Fun Factory Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

Snowmobile rentals & tours on and around Mt. Shasta. Enjoy 280 miles of trails & 1000’s of acres of terrain, instruction and helmets included. Reservations recommended.

P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063; 530-595-4444

Located at Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97, Weed, CA; 530-926-5387;, email:

F U N FAC T: Yr e k a ’s S i s k i y o u County Court House has the only real gold display in the state showing an excess of $1 million in gold which was m i n e d i n t h e c o u n t y.

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Wild Horse Sanctuary

Photo by Katey Barrett

View wild horses on two and three day trail rides through Shasta Cascade foothills P.O. Box 30 Shingletown, CA 96088 (530) 474-5770

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enjoy GOLF

When considering the Shasta Cascade Region for golf, your only real concern is how many courses you can play in the time you have allotted for your trip to beautiful Northern California. Year-round golf abounds throughout the area. In the winter, opt for Sacramento Valley courses found from Red Bluff to Redding. In the spring through fall, choose from a variety of mountain courses. Besides its stunningly located courses, the region is well known for its reasonable prices. If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, many of the courses provide magnificent backdrops with perfectly manicured greens and fairways. Whether it’s a Northern California golf vacation, or just a round of golf squeezed into your busy vacation schedule, the Shasta Cascade Region has a golf course for you.

Year-round golf plus stunning courses

Fall River Valley Golf Course

Championship golf at its finest. Beautiful views, natural surroundings, and a country atmosphere make this peaceful NE California layout a favorite. Golf Digest ****1/2 star.

Mount Shasta Resort

Enjoy 18 holes uniquely designed with 3 sets of tees and yardages. Our course is challenging and enjoyable for all players regardless of skill level. See Ad this page.

River Tasalmi Golf Club

The “Biggest Little Country club in the North State” is perched on a scenic bend where the Sacramento River flows through Redding on its long journey to San Francisco Bay. The course is a 9 hole executive style golf course with 2,148 yards (blue tees) play easily to 18 and 4,104 yards at par 64. With four par 3 holes, as well as a five relatively short par 4 holes, hazards, large trees, and a small fast greens, it’s a very enjoyable challenge course. Join us to Play on River Tasalmi Golf Club. See Ad on page 3.

Sevillano Links – A John Daly Signature Course

From 5,000 to just over 7,000 yards, rated #40 in the nation for best casino course by Golf Week. Sevillano Links is the perfect course for golfers of all skill levels. See Ad on page 32.

Hwy. 299 E., P.O. Box 827; Fall River Mills, CA 96028; 530-336-5555;

1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3030, 800-958-3363;, email: 2100 Redding Rancheria Road; Redding, CA 96001; 800-280-UWIN; 530-243-3377;, email:

2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021; 530-528-4600;

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1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country


Northern California is well known for its backcountry opportunities. Just check any map of the Northstate and virtually anywhere you look is going to be public lands or close to public land. The eight National Forests and numerous wilderness areas in the Shasta Cascade Region all offer opportunities to “get away from it all” and find solace and relaxation. The Shasta Cascade Region offers an abundance of prime backpacking and hiking areas. Although winter snowfall at higher elevations often affects some of the backpacking trails, there are numerous other hiking opportunities in and around areas like Shasta Lake or Whiskeytown Lake. Be sure to call local ranger stations or other public lands management agencies for up-to-date information. Besides going out on your own, there are several reputable guide services in the Shasta Cascade Region. These can provide a once-in-a-lifetime family experience using either horses or llamas for carrying those camping essentials, or take the avid fisherman or hunter to a remote locale they would never find on their own. For specific information about public lands, review the public lands pages on page 32 of this guide and contact those agencies which manage the area you are considering for your backcountry experience. We ask that you tread lightly through our area and leave no trace. We are sure that when you come back, you will want to show your family’s next generation the great experiences you enjoyed.

Maverick Outfitters

Pack service offering options from day trips, dunnage packs, drop camps and all inclusive trips. All ages welcome. Gentle, people friendly stock for your camping adventure. The only outfitter serving the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Yolly Bolly Wilderness under a special use permit. A wilderness experience you’ll never forget.

PO Box 347, Cottonwood, CA 96022; 530-949-1136;, email:

Robin Kohn Guide Service

PO Box 1388, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3250;, email:

Shasta Vortex Adventures

400 Chestnut, Mt. Shasta, CA 96007; 530-926-4326;, email:

Tour guide and author of “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun.” Hiking, skiing, driving tours and much more. Book or tour with Mt. Shasta Fun Guide.

Mount Shasta guided tours daily - Sacred Site Treks, Guided Vision Quests, backcountry ski & snowshoe tours, Scenic Vehicle Tours, step-on bus guiding, Shamanic Hypnotherapy sessions, therapeutic massage.


Northern California fishing offers a wide variety of opportunities on rivers, streams and lakes. Some of the best fishing in California is located in the Shasta Cascade Region and whether it’s fly fishing for trout, seeking out the best cove for bass, or spin fishing on a mountain river, virtually anyone can enjoy casting a line. Lakes dominate the Northstate and are full of a variety of species to include bass, trout, catfish, kokanee, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and sunfish. Bass fishermen love Shasta Lake as it’s the largest man-made lake in the state and has plenty of natural and planted structures for the game fish to prosper. Trinity Lake is known for its smallmouth bass and has even produced a state record fish. The region is also home to some of the best fly fishing in California, including a 9 mile stretch of the McCloud River below Lake McCloud, a 3.5 mile stretch of Lower Hat Creek east of Burney, and a 23 mile section of Fall River near Fall River Mills. The region is home to some of the best fly fishing in California, including the world renown Sacramento River, which is now rated one of the top 5 tail water trout fisheries in the world, as it goes through Redding. Trout and salmon prosper on the cool waters of Shasta Lake, causing fishermen to do extremely well. The Upper Sacramento River, known as a blue ribbon trout fishery, draws flyfishermen from all over the west. Almost 40 miles of river are available from Box Canyon to Shasta Lake and produce trout up to 18 inches. The Trinity River is known for its excellent fly fishing for both trout and steelhead. In season, the salmon fishing is unbelievable and there are many times when it’s hard to not catch a salmon in the Trinity River. Lewiston Lake and Trinity Lake each afford numerous opportunities for both bank fishing and trolling, while numerous high alpine lakes in the Trinity Alps provide the fishermen willing to take a hike with the opportunity to catch an elusive brook trout or rainbow. The Klamath River is world renown for trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing. There are numerous spots to stop from Willow Creek north on Highway 96, all the way up to Happy Camp and eventually off the Interstate 5. Several quality guide services using drift boats can take the dedicated fisherman out for an experience of a lifetime. Other fishing experiences worth noting are in the eastern portion of the Shasta Cascade Region. They include Eagle Lake with its world famous Eagle Lake trout. This trout is found nowhere else, and because of the unusual chemistry of the water in Eagle Lake, it is the only trout that can survive there. Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide 2012 | 21

AA Outdoor Adventures Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-6151, 800-670-4448, fax: 530-221-6151; Sport Fishing

Exceptional fishing getaways, expertise and integrity, you can rely on. Offering year-round guided fishing email: outdooradventures@ trips, lodging available. Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead are our specialties.

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch

Marble Mountain Ranch is the only Klamath river fly fishing lodge with complete lodging, meals, and guide packages. We specialize in steelhead on the fly using drift boats to cover the middle Klamath and jet boats to cover the lower Klamath. See our high reviews on TripAdvisor.

Unlimited hiking opportunities abound

92520 Hwy. 96, Somes Bar, CA 95568; 530-469-3322, fax: 530-469-3321;, email: guestranch@marblemountain

Further south, Lake Almanor, Antelope Lake, Frenchman Reservoir, and Bucks Lake are just a few of the mountain lakes which will provide unforgettable fishing experiences. Several of these lakes have marinas or resorts which rent fishing boats. It’s best to check locally or with the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association for information on fishing any of these lakes, or view an up-to-date weekly fishing report at www.shastacascade. com/fishing.

Ted Fay Fly Shop 5732 Dunsmuir Ave., P.O. Box 47, Dunsmuir’s oldest fly shop, serving fly fishermen Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-2969; for five decades. A minute from the Upper Sac. Very close to I-5. Guide services available.

Whether it’s fishing close to the freeway such as the conveniently close Whiskeytown Lake or Shasta Lake, the remote reaches of Ruth Lake, or the ever popular Lake Oroville, there is a fishing experience awaiting you in the Shasta Cascade Region.

The largest fly fishing specialty shop in America, catering exclusively to fly fisherman’s tackle, guide service & travel needs. Open all year. See Ad on page 23.

The Fly Shop

4140 Churn Creek Road, Redding, CA 96002, 530-222-3555, 800-669-3474, fax: 530-222-3572;, email:

hear my story Mike Michalak - Casting Flies

‘Getting away from it all’ doesn’t require a trip to earth’s edge.


When people think of traveling to California, they often think of Southern California, the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite, wine country and the redwoods. Many overlook one of the state’s crown jewels – its world-class fly fishing. Mike Michalek founded The Fly Shop in 1978, and it has grown into the largest fly fishing retailer in the world. Much of the Redding shop’s business comes from introducing anglers to some of the North State’s finest fishing. “We have excellent access to a whole bunch of private fisheries that aren’t open to the public, if you’re looking to go someplace cool and unique,” Michalak said. Some of the fisheries have day access, while others have overnight accommodations that range from rustic cabins to full-service lodges. One such private fishery is Clear Creek, a narrow mountain stream on the Kutras ranch that is protected behind locked gates. “Chris Kutras’ grandfather won it in a dice game in 1906,” Michalak said. “It has fantastic fishing for the price of a lift ticket and lunch.” Bollibokka, the first seven miles of the McCloud River above Lake Shasta, is “a piece of the most famous water in the world,” Michalak said. The wallet-friendly bass fishing at Steiner Lake in south Redding is “every man’s kind of thing.” Antelope Creek Lodge is for “people who really want to get pampered,” said Michael Caranci, who coordinates 2,500 guided trips to the region each year through The Fly Shop in Redding. It fits up to eight people, and meals are provided, along with “two lakes full of trout and a couple miles of stream surrounded by 40,000 acres of Klamath National Forest,” he said. Rock Creek Lake just outside of Manton is right along a mountain lake and offers “the definition of seclusion,” Caranci said.


1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

“We’re fortunate in this area to have a ton of great places to go – literally hundreds of miles of publicly accessible waterways,” Caranci said. “But there’s never a guarantee that you’re going to have it all to yourself. A lot of people, when looking for outdoor pursuits, are really looking for a place to get away from it all. These private ranches are a place they can go, pay a modest fee and guarantee they’re going to have the place to themselves.” For Caranci, the best spot depends on the time of year – and his mood. “In the springtime, I like going up to the mountain streams. In the fall, I love the steelhead runs in Trinity and Klamath. It’s hard to beat, anywhere in the world,” he said. “I grew up in the Bay Area and my family came up here regularly to go fishing. We ended up relocating here as soon as we could.” And although many are quick to tout the wonders of fishing in areas like the Rocky Mountains, the North State’s waters are tops, Caranci said. “We just have a ton of water and a year-round season, which is priceless,” he said. “A lot of those other places, you have to cut a hole in the ice to go fishing.” Some fisheries book up well in advance, but folks can feel free to call for a spur-of-the-moment trip, too. “If you just want to go somewhere and go fishing, we can find somewhere for you at just about any time,” Caranci said.

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country


If you are looking for relatively uncrowded waters, great fishing opportunities, a peaceful week long houseboating experience, or just a day on a patio boat to get away from it all, the Shasta Cascade’s numerous lakes can provide the equipment you need for your getaway experience. Whether it’s renting a personal watercraft to zip around for sheer excitement, or a luxury condo-like houseboat for you and your closest friends, the opportunity awaits you in the Shasta Cascade. The three lakes in the Shasta Cascade Region that provide houseboat rentals are Shasta Lake, known as the houseboating capital of the world, Trinity Lake and Lake Oroville. Marinas on any of these three lakes can provide a houseboat for just about any budget. This includes houseboats for up to six with just basic amenities, to boats with wet bars and hot tubs designed for 22 active vacationers. These and other lakes in the region offer marinas that rent personal watercraft, waterski boats, and fishing boats. For further information about rates or availability contact one of the following listed marinas. op - The Fly Sh Fish Camp

eagle lake

Eagle Lake Marina, Susanville......................530-825-3454 Mariners Resort, Susanville..........................530-825-3333

lake almanor Private Marinas Only.

lake oroville

Bidwell Canyon Marina

801 Bidwell Canyon Road, Oroville, CA 95966; 530-589-9175, fax 530-589-9735;

Lake Oroville Marina

3428 Pentz Rd. Paradise, CA 95969; 530-877-2414, 800-255-5561;

Full service marina offering deck cruiser, ski boat and patio pontoon rentals, slip rentals, store, bar and grill. A Forever Resort. See Ad on page 29. Located in the Lime Saddle Recreation Area on Lake Oroville. Full service marina offering Luxury Houseboat, Ski Boat, Deck Cruiser and Personal Watercraft Rentals. A Forever Resort! See Ad on page 29.

Lake Siskiyou

Reynolds Resorts-Lake Siskiyou

10 mph lake. Great Trout and bass fishing. Rent powered or pedal boats, kayaks, etc. FREE: boat launching, fishing dock, fish cleaning station. 600’ beach.

4239 W.A. Barr Road, P.O. Box 276, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-2610, 888-926-2618, fax: 530-926-5061;, email:

Ruth Lake

Ruth Lake Marina..............................................707-574-6194

Sacramento River

Bend RV Park, Red Bluff................................530-527-6289

Shasta Lake

Antlers Resort & Marina

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Family owned and operated for over 40 years. Our office is open year round to take your reservation. Houseboat, Cabin and Boat Rentals. We also offer a full service marina, gas, moorage and general store. See Ad on page 21.

P.O. Box 140, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2553, 800-238-3924, fax: 530-238-2340;, email:

T H E F LY S H O P ®

has been Northern California’s fly fishing headquarters for more than three decades. We are Shasta’s number one source for fly fishing tackle, instruction, guide service, and access to local private blue-ribbon fly fishing properties.

4140 Churn Creek Road Redding, CA 96002 800-669-3474

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spor rite water your favo in e lg du In rding… wakeboa

Shasta Lake

Bridge Bay Resort

Located on Lake Shasta. Full service resort w/lakeview lodge, restaurant & lounge. Three, four and seven day houseboat rentals. Daily/weekly patio boat, fishing boat, ski boat. Moorage, gas dock & store. Overnight slips available. See Ad on page 26.

Holiday Harbor

Come spend your vacation with us. We are the friendliest marina on Shasta Lake! We offer a full service resort including a fueling station, store, gift shop, a restaurant overlooking the marina, plus, we operate the “Toy Box,” the largest small boat rental center on the lake, where our houseboat customers receive special discounts! We are proud to say that we provide the most value for your vacation dollars. Don’t worry if you didn’t rent from us last year, come in and get a taste of how we will treat you this year! See Ad on this page.

Jones Valley Resort

Shasta’s premier marina located on the Pit River arm of Shasta Lake. Specializing in luxury houseboat rentals, some with Bose SurroundSound™, tracking satellite and upper deck hot tubs. Enhance your vacation with a Malibu ski/wakeboard cruiser, fishing boat or PWC. Spacious 40’ party boat available for group get-togethers or overnight camping. Full service marina, private moorage, and store open year round. See Ad on back cover.

10300 Bridge Bay Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-3021, 800-752-9669, fax: 530-275-8365;, email: 20061 Shasta Caverns Road, O’Brien, CA 96070; 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628, fax: 530-238-2102;, email:

Packers Bay Marina

4240 Main Street, Shasta Lake, CA 96019; xx 530-275-5570, 800-331-3137, fax: 530-275-9237;, email:

Shasta Marina Resort

18390 O’Brien Inlet Rd., Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2284, 800-959-3359, fax: 530-238-6843;, email:

Located in the “hub” of Shasta Lake, Packers Bay Marina proudly presents our fleet of luxury houseboats. Our reputation has been built by providing the finest boats and customer service at reasonable rates. Join our “family” of satisfied customers. Open May 1 to Sept. 30. See Ad on this page. Vacation on the most luxurious houseboats imaginable, within the 370 miles of mountainous, forested shoreline of Shasta Lake. Full Service Marina, Fuel, Service, Moorage, Store. 20 minutes north of Redding. Call for specials. See Ad on page 27.

Shasta Recreation Co.

22300 Jones Valley Marina Dr., Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-7950, 877-4SHASTA;, email: reservations@

Six boat launch ramps and lighted overnight parking areas. Conveniently located at all major lake locations. Paved ramps. Courtesy docks in season. Restroom facilities. Daily fee or season passes available. Best deal on the lake. New docks have arrived.

14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-8113, fax: 530-275-8344;

Houseboating on Lake Shasta



1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country


7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

…or waterskiing

Silverthorn Resort

Offering luxury houseboat rentals, cabins, pizza & pub, apparel shop, full-service marina and a grocery store. Creating new memories, one summer at a time! See Ad on this page.

16250 Silverthorn Road, Redding, CA 96003, P.O. Box 1090, Bella Vista, CA 96008; 530-275-1571, 800-332-3044, fax: 530-275-1573;

Sugarloaf Resort

State-of-the-art marina located on the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake. Specializing in luxury houseboat rentals, some with Bose SurroundSound™, tracking satellite & upper deck hot tubs. Enhance your vacation with a Malibu ski/wakeboard boat, fishing boat or PWC. Patio boats available for group get-togethers or overnight camping. Full service marina and store open May through September. See Ad on back cover.

19671 Lakeshore Dr. Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-275-7950, 877-4SHASTA;, email:

hear my story Roy Ramsey - Dreams Afloat

One man’s dream helps create largest commercial houseboating fleet in the world. Roy Ramsey’s lifelong love of Lake Shasta was launched at an early age. “Years ago, my family had a rustic cabin at the end of Squaw Creek,” Ramsey explained, referring to a rugged, remote arm of the lake, east of Interstate 5. “We used to come up every summer. I thought that if I could make a living up there, I’d love to live there.” As if by fate, in the mid-1960s, Ramsey had the opportunity to purchase a U.S. Forest Service permit to put houseboats on Lake Shasta – a novel concept at the time. “Houseboats were popular between Minnesota and Wisconsin,” Ramsey said. “I just did a little research on it, and it was a good way for people to utilize Shasta Lake. It really lent itself to houseboating.” Banking on the hope that folks would love his beloved Lake Shasta as much as he did, he bought six houseboats from Boatel Industries in Minnesota. “They were small ones – four- and six-sleepers,” Ramsey said. “They were just a little camper shell on pontoons, with beds and a kitchenette.” With that, Holiday Harbor was born. But Ramsey and his wife, Betty, soon discovered that they might also have a future in building houseboats. “The boats were sent over in rail cars, and they got so beaten up along the way that we had to rebuild them,” said Ramsey, who also owned Lakeshore Resort before retiring. “I thought, why, we might as well start from scratch. In 1968, we started building them.” Today, it’s hard to imagine Lake Shasta without houseboats.

At daybreak, early-rising anglers cast their lines into the still waters. By midday, the lake is filled with waterskiers, wakeboarders and folks relaxing on rafts in secluded coves. Nature lovers enjoy great odds of spotting deer, osprey, otters, bears and even the occasional bald eagle. When night falls, vacationers enjoy campfires on the shore or stargazing from their houseboat’s deck. Today’s houseboats look nothing like those of yesteryear, when they rented for “a couple hundred dollars per week” but also didn’t have amenities like high-definition TVs, wine coolers and hot tubs. “New houseboats are so much different – they have so many modern things,” Ramsey said. But as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Ramseys have retired, but his favorite spot on his beloved lake remains the Squaw Creek arm. That said, however, after decades of living and working on the lake, Ramsey knows that visitors have little trouble finding their ideal landing place on that crystal-blue water. “The lake is so big and it has so many little inlets that even when there are a lot of people, you can find a place off by yourself,” he said. “It’s a great family camping experience.” Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide 2012 | 25


Trinity Lake

Trinity Lake Resorts and Marinas

15 miles north of Weaverville on Highway 3 at Cedar Stock Road. Complete resort with full service marina featuring Houseboats, Small Boat & Personal Watercraft Rentals, Cozy Cabin Rentals and the Timbers Restaurant & Lounge, a full service restaurant on the lake. A Forever Resort. See Ad on page 29.

Trinity Alps Marina

Located off Trinity Dam Blvd. Houseboat, fishing & ski boat, & Sea-Doo rentals, store, tackle, bait, souvenirs, t-shirts and more! Open April-Oct.

Whiskeytown Lake

Oak Bottom Marina & Brandy Creek

Located on Whiskeytown Lake, west of Redding, 12485 Hwy 299 West. Marinas, powerboat and sailboat slip rentals, deck cruiser, ski boat, fishing boat, kayak and canoe rentals, camping, seasonal snack bars. A Forever Resort. See Ad on page 29.

There are a variety of recreational opportunities in the Shasta Cascade. Perhaps you want a day of family fun at a water park or miniature golf resort? Or, maybe you got a little too much sun and decide the next day should be indoors. Consider one of the numerous Indian gaming casinos in the region. Pit River, Rolling Hills and Win-River Casinos are just a few miles from some of our best recreational opportunities. The following list of ideas might become a vacation in itself, or just augment an already exciting trip that you have planned.

45810 State Hwy. 3, Trinity Center, CA 96091; 530-286-2225, 800-255-5561, fax:530-286-2665;

Fairview Marina Rd., P.O. Box 670, Lewiston, CA 96052; 530-286-2282, 800-824-0083, fax: 530-286-2281;, email: P.O. Box 40, Whiskeytown, CA 96095; 530-359-2008, fax: 530-359-2102;

Air Shasta Rotor & Wing, LLC

Imagine the North State by air – it is a view that can’t compare!!! Air Shasta offers Scenic Helicopter Tours, Discovery Flights, Helicopter Schools, Banner Towing and now… Chapel in the Sky. Imagine your wedding taking place in a helicopter with destination photography.

Fun Factory Guided Boating Adventures

Choose from 5 great Northern California Lakes. Sightseeing, Lake Tours, Wakeboarding, Tubing, Skiing and Fishing with up to 10 friends. By the Hour, Half day or Full day. Captain included, Reservations Recommended!

Lost Coast Surfboards & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals

We offer Stand Up Paddle Board rentals, great fun for all ages. Join us for a paddle that gives a sense of walking on water!

Need 2 Speed, Inc.

F U N FAC T: S h a s t a L a k e has the largest commercial houseboat fleet in the world

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Race High Speed Electric Go-karts; play miniature golf in our 18-hole blacklight course; enjoy our arcade, complete with Air Hockey and Pool Tables. Try a tasty sandwich in our new restaurant. 60,000 sq. ft. facility keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Redding’s Ultimate Entertainment Center!

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3770 Flight Ave., Redding, CA 96002; 530-222-0100, fax: 530-222-1526;, email: Northern California 24 hr info line (530) 926-5387;, e-mail: Whiskeytown Lake, Brandy Creek Beach, B Lot, Whiskeytown, CA; 530-244-1129; 1501 Market St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-246-7223, fax: 530-246-7228;, email:

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4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

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Shasta Glide ‘n Ride

Take a guided Segway tour of the beautiful Sacramento River Trail, all tours cross the Sundial Bridge twice. Offering four tours, glide for approximately one half, one, two or three hours. Cruiser bike rentals for kids and adults. Open year round by reservation. Cooling vests available in the summer.

“Toy Box” at Holiday Harbor Resort & Marina

If you’re looking for some fun and excitement on your house boating trip, come see us at the Toy Box! We are the largest rental center on the lake. We offer patio boats with restrooms & BBQ’s. Ski boats with wakeboard towers, open bow pleasure boats with bimini tops. And of course 3 person PWC’s (4-stroke). If you need something to tow behind your boat, well we’ve got that too! Brand new Hyperlite wakeboards, kneeboards, all shapes and sizes of inner tubes, the Air Chair, and of course Ginger the Red Shark! See Ad on page 24.

WaterWorks Park

WaterWorks Park is the North State’s best entertainment value, dollar for dollar. Follow the fun to the coolest place in Redding. It’s family fun for everyone! See Ad on this page.


Pit River Casino

Coin slots, poker, table games & more. Visit Burney, California’s mountain casino. Experience the beautiful drive. Only 50 scenic miles East of Redding on Highway 299 East.

Redding Rancheria’s Win River Casino

Win-River Casino was established in 1993 as a business enterprise of the Redding Rancheria, which includes members of Pit-River, Wintu and Yana descent. Since its inception, the Casino has grown to become a vibrant, active leader in the community, a local and regional entertainment destination and one of the largest employers in the area. The Casino offers over 80,000 sq. feet of gaming and entertainment with such amenities like Elements Restaurant-Overtime Bar- Rituals Kiosk for deli type fare and drinks. Live entertainment in the Events Center and Overtime Stage-valet parking- concert and event’s center over 8,400 of banquet space for conventions and meetings. More than 700 electronic games, including slots, video poker and video blackjack-More than 14 Vegas-style table games, featuring Multi-deck Blackjack, Single Deck Blackjack, 3 card poker, 4 card poker, fortune Pai Gow, Mini-Baccarat, and Progressive Blackjack. 8-table Poker Room with non-smoking poker & slot areas-Live Bingo and High Stakes Bingo-Non-smoking gaming area complete with slot machines. See Ad on page 3.

Rolling Hills Casino

Gaming, Dining, Golf, Hunting, Fishing and exceptional accommodations for the traveler is just the start of why it’s Better to Play at Rolling Hills Casino. See Ads on page 32 & 38.



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Located at Turtle Bay, Redding, CA 96049; 530-242-1150, 866-466-4111;, email: 20061 Shasta Caverns Road, O’Brien, CA 96070; 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628, fax: 530-238-2102;, email: 151 N. Boulder Drive, Redding, CA 96003; 530-246-9550, fax: 530-246-9554;, email: 20265 Tamarack Avenue, Burney, CA 96013, 530-335-2334, 888-245-2992; 2100 Rancheria Rd., Redding, CA 96001, 530-243-3377, 800-280-UWIN, fax: 530-246-9285;, email:

Segway Tours on Sundial Bridge

2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021; 530-528-3500;, email:

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REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS Museums, Arts & Culture

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C.F. Lott Home in Sank Park

The home of Judge C.F. Lott, a ‘49er and prominent figure, was built in 1856. The home, filled with original furnishings and artifacts, tells a fascinating story of unrequited love, and life-long devotion.

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

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. Free Admission

Lake Shasta Caverns

Located 19 miles north of Redding on I-5, Shasta Caverns Road turn-off. Cavern attraction - 2 hour guided tours, includes bus ride, boat ride. Open all year. See Ad on inside back cover.



1067 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2497.

Dunsmuir City Park, 4821 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-2219;, email: 20359 Shasta Caverns Road, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2341, 800-795-CAVE;, email:

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Military Veterans Court of Honor

Beautiful granite memorial surrounded by military, state and U.S. flags. The memorial commemorates the first to fall in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Warren McCutcheon of Gridley.

Sacramento River Discovery Center

Enjoy Visitor’s Center featuring watershed exhibits (Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm), California native plant garden, and activities for all ages. Watershed Celebration, May 12th. Fall Garden Festival, November 3rd.

Schreder Planetarium Digital Theater/SCOE

Come see the “Wonders of the Universe” and discover “New Horizons” at Schreder Planetarium.

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Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms Kathi Rodriguez

2023 Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948; 530-846-2537.

1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-1196, fax: 530-527-1312;, email:

1644 Magnolia Avenue, Redding, CA 96001; 530-225-0200;

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Sundial Bridge - One of California’s Newest Icons

Located on the Sacramento River in Redding, the Sundial Bridge is one of California’s newest icons. Redding commissioned world famous Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava (architect for the Athens Olympic Stadium) to design a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River, linking the Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s museum, to its new Arboretum and Gardens, and as a trailhead for Redding’s extensive Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. One of design’s criteria given Calatrava, was to design a bridge that would not impact the nearby spawning grounds for the winter run Chinook salmon. The 710-foot-long bridge spans the river without footings in the water. Its walking surface is translucent glass, so as not to cast a dark shadow on the spawning gravels below the bridge. This design achieved this goal with an inclined 21 story tall pylon built on the north bank of the river that supports the entire river span. Also, because of the exact north-south orientation of the bridge, the pylon serves as the upright element of a sundial, making it the worlds tallest sundial. See Ad on page34-35.

Susanville Historic Train Depot

The depot is the trailhead for the Bizz Johnson Rail 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.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Spanning the Sacramento River in Redding, California 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 admission prices, call or visit

840 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96001; 530-225-4100, 800-874-7562, fax: 530-225-4354;

Mile High Century

601 Richmond Road, Susanville, CA 96130; 530-257-3252.

840 Sundial Bridge Dr. Redding, CA 96001; 530-243-8850, 800-887-8532;, email:

McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay

On the north side of the campus, across the Sacramento River, the McConnell Arboretum & Gardens comprise 20 acres of Mediterranean-climate gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden and two beautiful and unique water features. The Arboretum extends over 200 acres with direct links to the award-winning Sacramento River Trail. Nursery open to public daily, 9am1pm year round. See Ad on this page.

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

The 500-mile, 2-state scenic drive links Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park and Mt. Shasta. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, outdoor recreation and learn about the history, geology, and culture that shaped these diverse landscapes. For regional information or call 800-474-2782 or 530-365-7500. See Ad on page 15.

PO Box 832, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-5439; 866-722-9929;, email:

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Jim Beckwourth Museum

Plumas County pioneer Jim Beckwourth’s hotel and trading post, circa 1852, 1850’s log cabin is open to the public.

Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum

The museum, a replica of a miner’s cabin, highlights the gold rush era and includes items from Bidwell Bar and a Native American arrowhead and basket collection.

Chester Museum / Library

Housed in a contemporary log structure designed to resemble the 1929 log cabin library building, this museum also features an off-site exhibit including the century-old steam locomotive known as “Dinky”.

Chico Museum

Featuring changing exhibits focusing on the rich and diverse history and culture of Chico and Butte County. Permanent exhibits include altars and artifacts and a historical timeline of history from 1830-present.

Corning Museum

The museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Corning and Tehama County. Many displays include articles of period clothing, tools, pictures and other items dating back to the early days of Corning.

2180 Rocky Point Road, Portola, CA 96122; 530-832-4888. 2332 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2415.

200 First Ave. P.O. Box 977, Chester, CA 96020; 530-258-2742.

P.O. Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA 96028; 530-336-5110.

Fort Jones Museum

11913 Main Street, Fort Jones, CA 96032; 530-468-5568, 530-486-2444.

Built with native rock, the museum houses a collection of Indian and Pioneer artifacts, including a rare ceremonial white deer skin, many Indian baskets, and the famous “rain rock.”

Gaumer’s Jewelry & Museum

Beautiful jewelry and gift items. Known for fine quality and workmanship, excellent service, and very reasonable prices. Fascinating mineral and mining museum on premises (free admission).

141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928; 530-891-4336.

1110 Solano Street, Corning, CA 96021; 530-824-5550.

Dunsmuir RR Display Room & Amtrak Depot, Dunsmuir CA 96025; Dunsmuir Museum

Featuring railroad photographs, memorabilia and artifacts; history of local Indians, naming of Dunsmuir and the coming of the railroad.

Fort Crook Museum

The story of the Indians and early settlers of this area are depicted by several rooms of antique furniture, a blacksmith’s shop, the old Fall River jail, early farm implements, old school house, log cabin and Indian artifacts.

530-235-0929; email:

78 Belle Mill Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-6166;, email:

Gold Nugget Museum

502 Pearson Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; 530-872-8722.

Indian Valley Museum

5514 Fir Fork, Taylorsville, CA 95983; Cemetery Rd. & Main St.; 530-284-7785.

The museum depicts area history from Native American to 1950, and includes a replication of an old west mining town with a working blacksmith shop, gold panning sluices and souvenir shop. Four large rooms house Native American and other local historical exhibits, and a new addition features a large display of rocks, minerals and mineral carvings.

J.J. Jackson Memorial Museum, Trinity County Historical Park

Displays include mining equipment, Indian displays, Chinese exhibits, old bottles, early kitchen utensils used by the county’s first settlers, and memorabilia that reflect the area’s gold mining roots.

780 Main St., P.O. Box 333, Weaverville, CA 96093; 530-623-5211.

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Kelly Griggs House Museum

The classical two-story Victorian home was built in the 1880’s. Victorian garbed mannequins grace the authentic antique furnishings of the period. Also on display are Indian artifacts and photographs of Tehama County’s past.

Lassen Historical Museum

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.

Modoc County Historical Museum

Some items on display date back 150 years and include Indian artifacts, an antique gun collection and domestic items used by the early day pioneer families of Modoc County.

Oroville Chinese Temple Museum Complex

311 Washington Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-1129.

75 N. Weatherlow St, P.O. Box 321, Susanville, CA 96130; 530-257-3292.

Plumas County Museum

Siskiyou County Museum

The museum features exhibits detailing Siskiyou County’s colorful history from Indian cultures to 20th century themes. The museum is an interpretive center which includes exhibits, programs, and a research library.

Sisson Museum

The museum features exhibits that highlight the history of the town, local Native Americans, the geology of Mt. Shasta and it’s glaciers, as well as the history of climbing the mountain.

Tehama County Museum

The museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Tehama County. Exhibits include early agriculture, Native American Indians - Yana and Nomlaki, and early transportation.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Museum is the heart of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park experience. It contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large changing exhibition galleries. The exhibits feature self-guided exploration and features that stimulate understanding and challenge ideas about science, art, history, and human nature. See Ad on page 31.

Weed Historic Lumber Museum

Logging and town memorabilia including pictures and the jail are shown on a FREE tour of impressive interior and outside displays by a friendly docent.

Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola

Large collection of railroad equipment and artifacts, 39 diesel locomotives, 101 cars. Hands-on experience in authentic railroad facility. Rides summer weekends. To operate a diesel locomotive call 530-832-4532 for reservations.

Westwood Museum

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.

Snyder / HigHland Foundation A nonprofit founded in 1968

F U N FAC T: G l a s s Mountain is the largest obsidian glass flow in the west.

Located in an 1893 Victorian building in historic downtown Weaverville

600 S. Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101; 530-233-2944. watercolor by Keith Crane

1500 Broderick St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2497.

The temple was built in 1863 to support the Chinese community of 10,000 and includes artifacts dating from 1850’s to early 1900’s. Three chapels and a main chapel served as a place for Taoism, Confucianism Located in historic downtown Weaverville and Buddhism. The museum depicts different periods in the county’s history and includes many historical artifacts, mining and logging displays, a collection of baskets woven by Maidu Indians, and a comprehensive collection of photographs, documents, records and literature.

HigHland art Center

500 Jackson Street, Quincy, CA 95971; 530-283-6320.

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Art Gallery Arts & Crafts Jewelry ~ Ceramics ~ Wood & Metal Craft ~

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Handblown, Fused & Stained Glass

• ‘Art

Cruise’ - First Saturdays Picnic Area • Herb Garden • Shaded

(530) 623-5111 910 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097; 530-842-3836.

691 Main Street • Weaverville, CA 96093 OPEN DAILY

Mon thru Sat 10am - 5pm & Sun 11am - 4pm closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day

1 North Old Stage Road, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-5508.

P.O. Box 275, Tehama, CA 96090; 530-384-2595.

840 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding, CA 96001; 530-243-8850, 800-887-8532;, email:

Arts & Culture

Highland Art Center

Fine art gallery and gift store. Located in Historic Weaverville. Open 7 days a week year round. Closed between Christmas & New Years Day. See Ad on this page.

691 Main Street / P.O. Box 1270, Weaverville, CA 96093; 530-623-5111;, email:

Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms

P.O. Box 1720, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-2651, fax: 530-241-2794;

Shasta County Arts Council

1313 Market St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-241-7320, fax: 530-225-4455;, email:

Ten acres of blooming lavender with stunning views of Mt. Shasta and Shasta Valley. Enjoy lavender lemonade. Quality products available at the farm and online. Open: June 15 thru August 5, 2012. Daily 9am-4pm. The Shasta County Arts Council makes the arts accessible to Shasta County through a broad range of arts opportunities and educational outreach programs.


Alpen Cellars

303 Gilman Avenue, P. O. Box 447, Weed, CA 96094; 530-938-0550.

Award-winning winery and vineyards located in a scenic mountain valley. Tours, tastings & retail sales. Picnic facilities. Open daily by appt. for tours & tastings.

700 Western Pacific Way / P.O. Box 608, Portola, CA 96122; 530-832-4131, fax: 530-832-1854;, email:

Experience world-class cuisine at the fine dining restaurant, first-class wine tasting at our winery, and exquisite scenery on the cattle ranch. Open Tuesday through Sunday and by appointment.

315 Ash Street, Westwood, CA 96137; 530-256-2233.

Route 2, Box 3966, Trinity Center, CA 96091; 530-266-9513.

Anselmo Vineyards

28740 Inwood Rd. Inwood Valley, CA 96088; 530-474-5546, Fax: 530-474-1613;, email:

One Maple Winery

4271 Lewiston Road, PO Box 636, Lewiston, CA 96052; 530-778-0716,, email:

Family owned & operated boutique winery. Awardwinning estate wines. Beautiful grounds along Grass Valley Creek. SR299 35 miles west of Redding.

Shasta-Cascade Viticulture Association

With over 35 member wineries. Visit our web site for links to regional premium wines.

P.O. Box 315, Palo Cedro, CA 96073-0315; 530-226-9021;, email: info@ shastacascadeviticulture

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explore 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



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Plumas National Forest

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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The National Forests in the Shasta Cascade offer a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. For maps of the individual forests, campground locations or other information, contact the Headquarters Office or the District Offices listed below. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses several of the forests of the region, providing access to some of California’s most remote natural landscapes. Also symbols of the Forest Service’s protection of our forests from fire are now available for rent. Fire lookouts on mountain tops around the region can now become a weekend escape. Contact the various Forest Service offices for information about this unique getaway. See Ad on page 44.

USDA Forest Service Campgrounds 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 707-562-8737 / 877-444-NRRS

For campground reservations call 877-444-NRRS or follow our progress on the web -

Klamath National Forest

Lassen National Forest

1312 Fairlane Rd., Yreka, CA 96097 530-842-6131 or Fax: 530-841-4571

2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-2151 or Fax: 530-252-6428

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:

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:

• 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 rafting, kayaking, and water-based recreation.

• Goosenest Ranger District – unique volcanic landscape features to enjoy, with forests, high deserts, lakes, meadows, aspen groves and wetlands rich with birdlife.

Ranger Districts: Goosenest RD, Macdoel............................................... 530-398-4391 Happy Camp/Oak Knoll RD....................................... 530-493-2243 Scott/Salmon River RD, Fort Jones........................... 530-468-5351 Ukonom RD, Orleans ................................................... 530-627-3291

• 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 of Lassen Peak are campgrounds and picnic areas along ten miles of Hat Creek providing opportunities for exploring natural history and lava tubes. • Lake Almanor – located in a scenic mountain setting near Chester, the lake is ideal for outdoor recreation and water sports.

• Subway Cave – an underground cave formed by flowing lava, the lava tube tour is 1/3 mile long. Bring a lantern or flashlight, sturdy shoes and warm jacket.

Ranger Districts: Almanor RD, Chester.....................................530-258-2141 Eagle Lake RD, Susanville............................530-257-4188 Hat Creek RD, Fall River Mills ....................530-336-5521

hear my story Father Thomas Sacred Stones Resurrected

Divine intervention: Monk writes life chapters with sacred stones. Thomas Davis was traveling to a new assignment at a monastery in Vina, Calif.,in 1955. There, he would begin work as a Cistercian monk and study for the priesthood. As the car he was riding in passed Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, someone pointed to stones scattered throughout the park and told the young cleric that they’d once been part of the chapter house of a Cistercian abbey in Spain. With that comment, his life’s mission was written; Tom Davis would rebuild the sacred stones of the ancient Abbey of Santa Maria de Ovila at the monastery to which he was headed. Fifty-seven years later, the interior of the old chapter house is nearing completion and Fr. Davis, now the retired abbot of California’s Abbey of New Clairvaux, can see his dream nearly realized. Visitors to the Abbey of New Clairvaux now marvel at the soaring interior of the rebuilt chapter house, considered to be the finest example of original Cistercian architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Cistercian architecture has been called the “architecture of silence” in dual reference to its austere simplicity and its service to an order of monks who, for many centuries, lived in complete silence. It is spare of color, sculpture and ornamentation, instead emphasizing the play of light, space, harmony and proportion. The buttery limestone walls of the reconstructed chapter

house virtually glow. Shadows play across them, revealing guild marks carved by 12th-century stone masons. Gothic vaulted ceilings soar in breathtaking lightness, just as they did when first erected in Spain over 820 years ago. To enter the stillness of the chapter house is to feel the energy of eight centuries within it. Fr. Thomas could only have imagined how inspirational the finished structure would be. His first task was to join with his brother monks in making the abbey self-sufficient. They planted walnut and prune trees on Vina’s fertile loam soil and prayed. One day, the monks received word that their prayers had been heard. The old abbey’s “sacred stones” would be reconstructed in Vina. The stones’ journey had been begun in 1932, when newspaperman William Randolph Hearst purchased them from the Spanish government for use in a family home in the Shasta Cascade. Thereafter, Hearst lost them in order to pay taxes. Referring to the chapter house, Fr. Davis told the National Catholic Reporter, “It’s our heritage. We couldn’t just let it sit out there in the field,” and those who see the building will get an impression “of how beautiful God must be.” He said the simple beauty of Cistercian architecture, its emphasis on proportion and the subtle play of light, are meant to center people to be more introspective and discover God within their hearts. By restoring to life a building first erected eight centuries ago, Fr. Davis and his brother monks in Vina are putting Cistercian principles into practice, the Record concluded, “by restoring to life a building they believe has the power to transform those who see it.”

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Mendocino National Forest

Modoc National Forest

825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988 530-934-3316 or Fax: 530-934-7384

800 West 12th Street, Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-5811 or Fax: 530-233-8709

The Mendocino National Forest offers an array of recreation opportunities. America’s only National Forest not crossed by a paved road or highway, which is especially attractive to people seeking an outdoor experience of tranquility and solitude. Some of the most outstanding attractions include:

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:

• Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area – 3-mile paved trail, boat launching facility and campground located along the beautiful Sacramento River. • Lake Pillsbury – boat launch, great picnic areas, and great sunfish, trout and bass fishing.

• Burnt Lava Flow, Medicine Lake Glass Flow and Glass Mountain Glass Flow – are located within the Medicine Lake Highlands and designated as special interest areas because of their unique geological features.

• Snow Mountain Wilderness – deep canyons skirt the mountain, hiking affords magnificent views of the Sacramento Valley.

• Medicine Lake Highlands – considered a “land of rocks and mountains,” this land was believed to resemble the moon and was used in preparation for the first moon landing.

• Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area – head-waters of the Middle Fork Eel River, this remote and rugged land provides a wealth of wildlife.

• Medicine Lake – The beautiful, tree-lined shores of Medicine Lake make it hard to realize this area was once the center of a volcano.

Ranger Districts: Covelo RD, Covelo ...................................................... 707-983-6118 Genetic Resource Center, Chico............................. 530-895-1176 Grindstone RD, Willows ............................................ 530-934-3316 Upper Lake RD, Upper Lake .................................... 707-275-2361

F U N FAC T: T h e r e a r e s i x wild & scenic rivers flowing through the Shasta Cascade region.

• South Warner Wilderness – a variety of vegetation adorns the area – from high desert sagebrush and juniper, to high alpine terrain with mountain peaks, and glacial lakes. Ranger Districts: Big Valley RD, Adin...................................................... 530-299-3215 Devil’s Garden RD, Alturas........................................ 530-233-5811 Doublehead RD, Tulelake.......................................... 530-667-2246 Warner Mtn. RD, Cedarville..................................... 530-279-6116

Plumas National Forest

159 Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 11500 Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-2050 or Fax: 530-283-4156

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 Byway – View railroads and powerhouses while winding gently through the granite gorge of the Feather River Canyon. • Middle Fork of the Feather River– designated as a wild and scenic river, deep picturesque canyons provide good fishing, with rafting and canoeing permitted in some areas. • Pacific Crest Trail – seventy-five miles of the trail cross the Plumas, passing through two major canyons (the Middle and North Forks of the Feather River). Ranger Districts: Beckwourth RD, Blairsden .........................................530-836-2575 Challenge Visitor Center, Challenge.......................530-675-1146 Feather River RD, Oroville .........................................530-534-6500 Greenville Info/Work Ctr., Greenville......................530-284-7126 Mt. Hough RD, Quincy ................................................530-283-0555

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1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

I-5 will be there when you’re finished. Traveler or Tourist? We say both! Sure, we’re a great place to stop, fill up the tank and grab a quick bite, but our 800 slot machines, outdoor activities and two hotels might just be the excuse you need to relax and have a lile fun.

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

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7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

hear my story John Koeberer - Park Service

Entrepreneur’s ingenuity saves parks, one at a time.

While threats of park closures loom across the nation, one nationally known tourism expert believes private enterprise could help save them. John Koeberer knows of what he speaks – as CEO of Red Bluff’s The California Parks Company, he has been instrumental in helping privatize local, state and federal concessions when it doesn’t make sense for government workers to operate them. “We can provide services to parks for 30 to 50 percent less expensively,” he said. “It makes many of these parks financially viable, yet we do so with similar concern for non-commerciality and environmental protection.” His privately owned corporation staffs, manages and operates park facilities under contract with local, state or national park agencies. North State success stories include concessions at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park, and campgrounds and boat ramps at Shasta and Trinity lakes. California voters rejected a proposition in 2010 that would have increased taxes to operate and maintain state parks, leaving state government with no choice other than to close parks or find other solutions, Koeberer said. He and his team provide those solutions. Some parks can be packaged regionally for private-sector management, and others have found success by outsourcing certain services. Generating new revenue can also keep parks afloat, and privately owned and managed tent cabins, yurts and other forms of alternative camping are one way to do this, Koeberer said. His company recently helped the National Park Service reintroduce the wildly popular “camping cabins” at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding CA 96002 530-226-2500 / TDD 530-226-2490 Fax: 530-226-2470

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the largest in California, is a land of breathtaking beauty and a place for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. The forest is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts providing an abundance of recreational opportunities. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • Mt. Shasta – the upper slopes of this snow-capped, dormant volcano rises to 14,179 feet and is designated as a wilderness area. • Shasta Lake & Trinity Lake – are paradises for boaters, with outstanding houseboating, waterskiing, fishing, and miles of secluded shoreline. • Castle Crags Wilderness – is dominated by spectacular sheer granite cliffs and spires that reach over 7,000 feet. • Trinity Alps Wilderness – glacially-chiseled peaks, with gem-like lakes at their bases, rival the beauty of the European Alps. • Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway – this route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas. Ranger Districts: Big Bar RD, Big Bar .................................................530-623-6106 Hayfork RD, Hayfork ..............................................530-628-5227 McCloud RD, McCloud ..........................................530-964-2184 Mt. Shasta RD, Mt. Shasta......................................530-926-4511 Shasta Lake RD, Redding ......................................530-275-1587 Weaverville RD, Weaverville.................................530-623-2121 Yolla Bolla RD, Platina............................................530-352-4211

Koeberer’s connection with the tourism industry began in 1969, while he was working at Childs Meadow Resort south of Lassen Volcanic National Park. “I needed something to do in the winter, and the ski area hired me as a cook,” he said. In addition to being CEO of The California Parks Company, Koeberer is president of the California Parks Hospitality Association, and was the first chairman of the State Chamber of Commerce to be from the tourism industry. He received the California Travel Industry Association’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2002. “As a child growing up in the countryside in Sonoma County, my worst fear was someday I might be forced to work behind a desk and not in the great outdoors,” Koeberer said. He especially loved family camping trips to Manzanita Lake Campground inside Lassen Volcanic National Park. “I never forgot that beautiful lake, its chipmunks, making s’mores over the campfires, being awed with the mounted rangers patrolling the campgrounds and the wonderful, great, mountainous outdoors surrounding us in all directions,” Koeberer said. “Little did I know I would return as a trails worker in Lassen Park while going to college and then become the concessionaire at that same park for over 35 years. I have truly been blessed to be able to live and work in the childhood environment I cherished the most.”

Six Rivers National Forest

1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501 707-442-1721 (also TTY)

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of the Redwood State and National Parks in Northwestern California. With over 400 miles of wild and scenic rivers, the forest offers fantastic recreational opportunities. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • Smith River National Recreation Area – the combination of dramatic settings, water recreation- based opportunities, outstanding salmon and steelhead fishing, and rich cultural heritage offers a smorgasbord of recreation opportunities.


Recreational opportunities abound in the 12 park units that make up that part of the California State Park System located in the Shasta Cascade Region. State parks, a year-round recreational treasure house, contain a diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreation resources. Park units include recreation areas, wilderness areas, reservoirs, reserves and parks, state historic parks, historic homes, Spanish-era adobe buildings, museums, visitors centers, and off-highway vehicle parks. State historic units preserve places and objects of statewide historical significance. For your next getaway, consider California State Parks – the best of California’s natural and cultural history!

• Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen, & Eel Rivers – these six rivers are valued for dispersed recreation and outstanding anadromous fishing.

• North Fork, Mt. Lassic, Marbles, Trinity Alps, Yolla-Bolly & Siskiyou Wilderness – the forested mountains, valleys, meadows and moonscapes offer incredible beauty, diverse scenery and limitless opportunities for solitude. Ranger Districts: Lower Trinity RD, Willow Creek........................ 530-629-2118 Orleans RD, Orleans............................................ 530-627-3291 Smith River NRA, Gasquet................................. 707-457-3131 Mad River RD, Bridgeville.................................. 707-574-6233

Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park

24898 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013 530-335-2777

• Ahjumawi is a place of exceptional, primeval, beauty

• One of the largest systems of fresh water springs in the country

• The park is rugged, isolated, and accessible by boat only

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park 525 The Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926 530-895-6144

• Home of Chico founder General John Bidwell and his wife Annie E.K. Bidwell • A beautiful, three story, 26 room Victorian House Museum • Once the headquarters of Rancho Chico, a famous 19th century agricultural enterprise

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Francis Berg - Land of Many Uses

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Yes, a Federal agency can work locally to develop great recreational opportunities.

Using vision, creativity and plenty of cooperation, the Bureau of Land Management has thought outside the box to develop free recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy. When Francis Berg arrived in the North State to be the assistant field manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s Redding office, the agency’s mission was to manage federal lands that hadn’t been appropriated for other purposes. “These lands were colloquially known as ‘the leftovers,’” Berg said. “They were scattered like shotgun fire.” Many parcels had no public access, so “there was no way for people to enjoy them unless you were the neighbor,” Berg said. So in 1988, the BLM office began a resource management plan. With plenty of public input, the BLM identified about 135,000 acres for disposal, and about an equal number to acquire to consolidate public lands in areas with rich potential. “We were able to really focus into areas that had great recreation opportunities or imperiled ecosystems. All of a sudden we were your front-door recreation opportunities,” said Berg, a 34-year federal employee. Today, the Sacramento River Bend Area, north and east of Red Bluff, is “a smash hit, particularly with horseback riders,” Berg said. Also, the federal land between Lake Shasta, Whiskeytown Lake and Keswick Reservoir have been tied to the Sacramento River Trail “with wonderful cooperation,” Berg said. “Visionaries in this community going back 30 years ago asked, ‘Can’t this be linked all the way to Shasta Dam?’ Well, we did it. You can take any means of human-powered transportation all the way to Shasta Dam from the Sundial Bridge and Caldwell Park.”

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park 12105 River Rd., Chico, CA 95926 530-342-5185

• The popular 243 acre park includes four distinct . recreational sites • Bank or boat fish for salmon, steelhead and shad • Hike, view spectacular vistas, inner tube, or kayak

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park 24898 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013 530-335-2777

• The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls • Never changing water volume makes it unique among waterfalls • President Theodore Roosevelt once called it “the eighth wonder of the world”

Castle Crags State Park

Plumas Eureka State Park & Museum

P.O. Box 80, Castella, CA 96017 530-235-2684

• The 4,350-acre park offers hiking, fishing and swimming • Features soaring spires of ancient granite • Two miles of the cool, quick-running Sacramento River

Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area 400 Glen Dr., Oroville, CA 95966 530-538-2200

310 Johnsville Road, Blairsden, CA 96130 530-836-2380

• Features two lakes, maintained trails, a museum and historic gold stamp mill • Camping along Jamison Creek, fishing, nature study and hiking • Blacksmith demonstrations, mining lore and samples of homemade ice-cream

• 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

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area & Visitors Center 917 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville, CA 95916 530-538-2219 Fax:530-589-4938


Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park P.O. Box 1217, Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-5284

• The Joss House, a Chinese Taoist temple of worship • The oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California • On display are Chinese art objects, pictures, mining tools, and wrought iron weapons

WM. B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park 21659 Adobe Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-8599

• William B. Ide was a leader of the short-lived California Bear Republic • A 5-acre quaint historic park with picnic area overlooking the Sacramento River • Features a one-room adobe house, woodshop, blacksmith shop and visitor center.

Woodson Bridge State Rec. Area

Shasta State Historic Park

15312 Hwy. 299 West, P. O. Box 2430, Shasta, CA 96087 530-243-8194

• The Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance • Includes historical exhibits, and an unparalleled collection of historic California Artwork • A row of old, brick building ruins from the gold-rush era

• Man-made lake formed by the nation’s tallest earth-filled dam • Camping, floating campsites, a horse camp, and boat-in camps • The Visitor Center has a museum, exhibits, and a store


On the west side, trails tie Old Shasta, the city of Shasta Lake and the city of Redding to the Sacramento River corridor (the FB Trail, which completed the 38mile loop around Keswick Reservoir, is named for Berg). On the east side, a four-foot-wide trail system ideal for horseback riding and mountain biking was constructed entirely with voluntary contributions. Another feather in the BLM’s cap is the Clear Creek/ Swasey greenway from Redding to Whiskeytown. Restoring the creek resulted in a fivefold increase of fall-run Chinook salmon there. “It’s the most successful salmonid project in the state and probably in the country,” Berg said. Thanks to the cooperation of a multitude of people and agencies, there’s also a fish viewing plaza and 11 miles of trail below the greenway. “We worked in the spirit of cooperation from the beginning,” Berg said. “My role is to foster that spirit. There’s a depth and breadth of cooperators that people would die for in other field areas. There’s a culture of cooperation that I have not seen anywhere else.” And these new opportunities haven’t diluted the number of people at the old hangouts, he said. “More people are buying bicycles, and they go right from town into the wildlands,” he said. “The quality of life has really improved for people who like the outdoors. It just doesn’t get any better.”

1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

25340 South Ave., Corning, CA 96021 530-839-2112

• A beautiful 142-acre oak woodland park nestled along the Sacramento River • Includes a 328-acre preserve, a dense riparian forest which is home to Bald Eagles • Year-round camping, fishing, and hiking, boat launch, picnic grounds

F U N FAC T: M o d o c i s t h e only county where the cows out number the people. 4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country


Few travelers are familiar with the three park units located in the Shasta Cascade Region, yet these sites contain nationally significant scenic and cultural resources, which are of comparable quality to the more famous parks in the National Park system. The natural areas offer fascinating variety-lush forests, past and current volcanic activity, fields of wildflowers, and natural and man-made lakes. They serve as precious habitat for wild creatures, bears, mountain lions, foxes, deer, eagles, owls and waterfowl. These parks offer both natural beauty and historical interest. Even during the summer months, they are not heavily used, so you may explore them and learn their secrets at your leisure.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063 530-595-4444 Fax: 530-595-3262

• Camp, fish, hike, view spectacular scenery, learn about nature, or simply relax • Volcanic wonders include vents, mudpots, boiling pools, volcanic peaks, and painted dunes • All four types of volcanoes in the world are found in the park

Lava Beds National Monument

1 Indian Well Headquarters, Tulelake, CA 96134 530-667-8113, Fax: 530-667-2737;

• Cinder and spatter cones and miles of undulating, hardened flows • Over 20 developed caves including Mushpot Cave; Mushpot Cave is the only cave in the park in which lights have been installed • Site of the only Indian War in which a general was killed in U.S. history • Visitor Center, museum and seasonal guided tours.

Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

P.O. Box 1240, Tulelake, CA 96137; 530-260-0537, fax: 530-667-2737;

• Civilian Conservation Corp camp • WWII German and Italian Prisoner of War camp • Tule Lake Segregation Center (Where persons of Japanese Ancestry were held during WWII)

Whiskeytown National Recreational Area

P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095 Park Headquarters: 530-242-3400 Fax: 530-246-5154 Visitors Center: 530-246-1225;

• Whiskeytown Lake offers camping, picnicking, swimming, boating and offers free ranger guided kayak tours in summer • Whiskeytown Falls, 3.4 mile trail length to view the 220’ high waterfall. • Other activities include fishing, gold panning, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, sailing and mtn. biking • Rich history from 1849 California Gold Rush and the Historic Camden House from 1852 • Over 70 miles of hiking and riding trails, with four beautiful waterfalls to visit


Bidwell Park-City of Chico Parks Dept. P.O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927; 530-896-7800

• One of the largest municipal parks in the United States, at 3,670 acres • Offers hiking, bicycling, picnicking, rollerblading and horseback riding • Swimming is located at the One-Mile Recreation Area at Sycamore Pool.


19225 Newville Road, Orland, CA 95963 530-865-4781 Fax: 530-865-5283 blackbutte.html

Two campgrounds available: Buckhorn - 65 campsites, group campsite, open year-round. Showers, playground, nature trail, shoreline access. Orland Buttes - 35 campsites, group campsite, open April 1 - mid-September. Showers, nature trail, lake views, and 18-hole disc golf course. Reservations through NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or Located southwest of Corning, the lake is seven miles long and has 40 miles of shoreline with three boat launch ramps. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, equestrian area. Hunting restricted to shotguns and archery only.

BLM-Surprise Field Office

602 Cressler Street / P.O. Box 460, Cedarville, CA 96104 530-279-6101 Fax: 530-279-2171

• The Surprise Valley/Barrel Springs Back Country Byway takes the traveler across a desert lake, through canyons and valleys, and into desert mountains. A unique free Byway Tour booklet is available to enhance the driving experience. • In the Nevada portion of the area, the few improved and many unimproved roads provide solitude and a back country driving experience. High clearance four wheel drive is needed in many areas. • Cedarville is a gateway to the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, where conditions are little changed since pioneer times. • Fee Reservoir offers a boat launch and camping.

B ureau of lan d m anage m ent ( B L M )

Northern California public lands offer unparalleled outdoor variety, from rugged high deserts to wide and tranquil rivers, and recreational adventures to suit nearly every taste. The federal Bureau of Land Management’s offices in Redding, Susanville, Alturas, and Cedarville can provide information and maps. Public lands include nearly three million acres of open spaces in the northeast corner of the state, extending into the remote northwest corner of Nevada. Roads and trails are ideal for motorized exploring, mountain bikes, hunting and camping. Deer, antelope and upland birds attract hunters, and wildlife watchers can expect to see bald eagles, waterfowl, osprey and other species. Wild horses roam across 14 herd management areas. Campers can take advantage of facilities along the Trinity and Pit Rivers, and near Eagle Lake, or stake out a tent to enjoy the solitude of the back country. Near Redding, the Sacramento and Trinity Rivers are ideal for fishing, rafting, camping, hiking, mountain biking and watching wildlife. Oak woodlands provide turkey, wild pig and upland bird habitat, and excellent hunting. Off-road enthusiasts will enjoy challenges in the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area in the awesome shadow of Shasta Dam, or the Fort Sage OffHighway Vehicle Area in southern Lassen County. See Ad on page 45.

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BLM-California State Office

2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 916-978-4600

BLM-Alturas Field Office

708 W. 12th Street, Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-4666 Fax: 530-233-5696

• Devil’s Garden Mountain Bike Area is made up of 3 miles of steep pavement and 2.3 miles of flat dirt roads appealing to beginners and advanced riders alike. • Woodland Jurassic Mountain Bike Area offers 8.6 miles of dirt road with gentle slopes and level ground, great vistas of the Warner Mountains, with a super-scenic canyon. • Likely Mountain Challenge Mountain Bike Area offers 7.2 miles of dirt road and 2.2 miles of old broken highway for the advanced rider wanting to tackle steep pulls. • Along the Pit River, the largest river in northeastern California, the Pit River Campground offers camping, fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing near the town of Fall River Mills. • If you are looking for a backcountry experience, this area offers numerous Wilderness Study Areas for exploration.

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BLM-Eagle Lake Field Office


• 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 Skedaddle Mountains offers cross-country hiking through isolated desert canyons. The Skedaddles are home to wild horses, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. • Those with adventurous hearts can explore the Nobles Immigrant National Historic Trail or Buckhorn Backcountry Byway.

460 Glen Dr., Oroville, CA 95966 530-534-2303

Redding Field Office

355 Hemsted Dr., Redding, CA 96002 530-224-2100 Fax: 530-224-2172

• The 25-mile Sacramento River Rail Trail provides joggers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders with a tranquil escape along the Sacramento River. • The area surrounding the Wild & Scenic Trinity River provides opportunities for camping, salmon and steelhead fishing, rafting, canoeing or kayaking. • Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area provides 200 miles of roads and trails for motorcycles, four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles, with dramatic views of Shasta Lake and Mt. Shasta. • The Sacramento River Bend Area offers excellent places to hike, bike, and ride horses. Enjoy the spring wildflowers of the Yana Trail, or bird watching in the Paynes Creek Wetlands. • The Swasey Recreation Area offers mountain bikers a steep, rugged trail that connects to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. • The Forks of Butte Area offers gold panning for modern-day fortune seekers. See Ad on page 45.

2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-0456 Fax: 530-257-4831


F U N FAC T: Tu l e l a k e i s t h e Horseradish Capital of the Wo r l d , p r o d u c i n g 1 /3 o f A m e r i c a ’s h a r v e s t .

16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-275-4463 Fax: 530-275-2441

• Shasta Dam has the highest overflow spillway in the world. • The second largest dam in the United States. • The sheer mass of the concrete is 6.5 million cubic yards, weighing 15 million tons. • Free daily tours and visitors center.

Oroville Division

Lake Oroville Visitors Center & Oroville Dam 917 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville, CA 95966 530-538-2219 / 800-272-8869 Fax: 530-589-4938

• California’s second largest reservoir • Oroville Dam is the tallest and nation’s-largest earthen dam • Visitors can climb a 47-foot tower to view the lake and the Sutter Buttes

F U N FAC T: Aw a r d w i n n i n g A l p e n C e l l a r s i n Tr i n i t y C o u n t y i s C a l i f o r n i a ’s o n l y winery operating without e l e c t r i c i t y.

Red Emmerson - Timber Titan

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Local woodsman makes good, now third largest landowner in U.S. A guy who has his own page on Wikipedia is somebody. Archie “Red” Aldis Emmerson is somebody. Listed by Forbes as one of the world’s richest people, Red Emmerson could live anywhere, though he chooses to live in Redding. “We have our business here, of course,” he explained. “But, it’s a good place to live anyway.” What makes it so, he said, is the region’s natural and scenic wonders. “You can sit here and watch the river go right by mountains with snow-capped peaks. There’s just a great variety of things to do. It’s a good climate, not that cold in winter. The Sierras are beautiful and there’s just so much timber up here.” Emmerson’s Western woodsman’s accent resonates as he speaks of his passion for forests. After a youth spent near timber, cattle and agriculture, he joined his father in Northern California working on sawmills. His first job was as a greenchain puller, piling lumber as it exited the sawmill. By the time he was 20, Emmerson and his father had leased a sawmill; two years later, the father and son team had built their own, and Red Emmerson was managing the entire business. Today, Emmerson – at 82 years old – is the largest private landowner in California and the third largest in the United States. His company, Sierra Pacific Industries, is the largest timber firm in California, with holdings stretching from near the Oregon border on the Pacific Coast to the Lake Tahoe area of central California. On 1,332,000 acres of land owned by the Emmerson family and Sierra Pacific, an estimated 1.3 billion board feet of lumber is produced annually from Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, White Fir, Douglas Fir and Cedar.


1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

Emmerson introduced innovations in mill production and improved forest management and timber harvesting in ways that benefitted the health of the forest and contributed to his company’s fortunes. Success did not make Emmerson forget why he chose to live here, however. “Redding is a big enough town, yet you can be in a pretty remote area in under an hour by heading to Trinity Lake, up to the Sierras, or way out beyond Mt. Shasta,” he said. “The Trinity Alps are a favorite of mine. They’re beautiful. Then there are the Marble Mountains, the valley, the river and its wetlands. You have a choice of any number of things to do. Where else can you have all of this?” When he gets away from work, Emmerson doesn’t go far. He enjoys fishing on any of the area’s legendary waters, hunting for deer, elk and bear, and duck hunting near Weed. He never grows tired of venturing into the woods, saying he’s happiest in the forest. Emmerson shares that happiness with visitors to the Shasta Cascade, making Sierra Pacific lands, for the most part, open to public recreation. He only cautions when venturing onto Sierra Pacific property to not drive on wet roads, as that tears them up, not start fires and leave no trace. While you’re out there, look for Emmerson. He’s the fellow who’s helped keep our forests healthy and productive.

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country


• 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

601 Locust St. Redding, CA 96001 530-225-2300

Feather River Fish Hatchery

5 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2222

• Accommodates 9,000 adult salmon and 2,000 adult steelhead • Incubators contain up to 20 million eggs and 9.6 million fingerlings • Fall is best time for fish viewing

F U N FAC T: S h a s t a D a m i s t h e w o r l d ’s t a l l e s t center overflow dam – three times higher than Niagara Falls

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

3207 Rutherford Rd., Gridley, CA 95948 530-846-7505

Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery

#3 North Old Stage Road, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-2215

• The oldest operating fish hatchery west of the Mississippi since 1888 • Located near the headwater springs of the Sacramento River • One of three major broodstock hatcheries in the state


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the “caretaker” of those public lands which have significant habitat for waterfowl and wildlife. These refuges provide numerous opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in their natural setting.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road, 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

Oroville State Wildlife Area

945 Oro Blvd. West, Oroville, CA 95956 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 found here

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Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges 4009 Hill Rd., Tulelake, CA 96134 530-667-2231

• Internationally known for their abundance and diversity of wildlife • Hosts the largest winter population of bald eagles in the continental U.S. • Their varied wildlife and habitats are a photographer’s delight

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 1610, Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-3572

• The 7,000-acre refuge protects Canada geese, ducks, cranes and swans. • Provides fishing, hunting, photography and educational opportunities. • Fed by snowmelt from the Warner Mountains, the Pit River creates an oasis for wildlife

Shasta Lake and Shasta Dam

Lava Beds Blue Grotto Cave David Hays NPS

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Start Your Journey on a Northern California Scenic Byway

Every Kid’s Life List 1) Discover California’s Past 2) Splash in the water 3) Play in a safe place 4) Camp under the stars 5) Explore nature 6) Learn to swim 7) Play on a team 8) Follow a trail 9) Catch a fish 10) Celebrate their heritage

Dear Mom and Dad,

Remember when you said I needed to play outside more? Well, I learned of these cool highways in northern California that take you to places where you can fish, hike, and swim. They are called Scenic Byways and are a part of the National Forests. I would really love to take a drive one Saturday and check them out. I could even mark some tasks off of my “Life List.” Think of the adventure we could have! Love, Joey

Klamath National Forest Mendocino National Forest 530-934-3316 530-842-6131 Lassen National Forest 530-257-2151


Modoc National Forest 530-233-5811

Plumas National Forest 530-283-2050

Six Rivers National Forest 707-442-1721

For Information about Shasta-Trinity Scenic Drives visit National Forest www. 530-226-2500

An outdoor lover’s paradise awaits visitors to the public lands only minutes from the busy Interstate 5 corridor and the hectic pace of Redding. More than 250,000 acres of public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management provide a playground for activities ranging from bird watching to off-highway motorcycle riding.

Trails around Redding

Mountain bikes and horseback riders can challenge the Mule Mountain Trail at the Swasey Recreation Area; hikers can enjoy the 25-mile Sacramento River Rail Trail connecting downtown Redding and Shasta Dam; fishermen can access the Keswick Reservoir; and explorers can enjoy the Salmon viewing area and miles of trail winding along the waters of the Clear Creek Greenway.

Trinity River

The Wild and Scenic Trinity River, between Lewiston and Pigeon Point, is the home of world-famous fly fishing and ideal for family rafting, canoeing, and swimming. Adrenaline junkies can ride the raging waters below Pigeon Point, while visitors interested in relaxation can head for the trails or enjoy one of the three first-come, first served campgrounds. – Douglas City, Junction City, and Steel Bridge. Visit www. for more information.

Sacramento River Bend Area

Recreation opportunities are nearly endless along the gentle and wide Sacramento River, as it flows through 16 miles of public lands between Redding and Red Bluff. Anglers can cast from boats and shore for salmon and steelhead. Visitors can hike or horseback-ride the Yana trail, or lazily float the river in a raft or canoe. Hunters will find abundant deer, pigs and waterfowl in and around the Paynes Creek Wetlands.

Chappie Shasta OffHighway Vehicle Area

This playground offers 200 miles of roads and trails to challenge off-road enthusiasts, and spectacular views of Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, and Mount Shasta. Camping is available near the staging area below Shasta Dam.

Forks of Butte

The beautiful Forks of Butte area, 25 miles northeast of Chico, offers opportunities to fish, and swim and float. The Butte Creek Trail offers hiking through steep canyons covered in pine and fir trees and free gold-panning for your mining pleasure. Call the Redding Field Office for permit information.

BLM-Redding Field Office

355 Hemstead Drive, Redding, CA 96002 (530) 224-2100

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B&B’s, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, RV Parks


Mt. Shasta Resort


Chapelle de L’Artiste

Northern California’s most unique B&B. 20 acres include water features, pond, pool, outdoor kitchen and greatroom, winecave, private Manor w/3 exquisite guest rooms + historic cottage.

3300 Inspiration Lane Paradise, CA 95969; 530-228-0941;, email:

Camelot Inn Bed & Breakfast, Chico.......530-343-8413

L’abri B&B, Chico................................... 530-893-0824

Cory’s Country Inn, Chico...........................530-345-2955

Music Express Inn B&B, Chico........... 530-891-9833

Durham House, Durham..............................530-342-5900

Stirling City Hotel B&B, Stirling City...530-873-0858

Goodman House, Chico...............................530-566-0256

The Grateful Bed, Chico...................... 530-342-2464

Johnson’s Country Inn, Chico.....................530-345-7829


A Riverside Cottage

2BR/2BA riverside getaway. Swim, fish, or birdwatch along private waterfront. Panoramic riverview from great room with fireplace. Modern kitchen. Minutes from Lake Oroville, restaurants, shops.

45 Cabana Drive Oroville CA 95965; 530-533-1413;, email:

Lake Oroville B&B, Berry Creek............................................. 530-589-0700

SUSANVILLE / LASSEN COUNTR Y Roseberry House B&B, Susanville.......................................... 530-257-5675


The Cottage at Winje’s Farm

A restored 1865 pioneer cabin. Fully equipped kitchen, queen bed and private deck, parking, entrance, bathroom. Generous breakfast ingredients provided. Seasonal farm produce.

J. K. Metzker B&B, Cedarville....................530-279-2650 Mahogany Ridge Guest Ranch, Likely...530-233-4996 Mill Creek Lodge B&B, Likely....................530-233-4934

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St. Bernard Lodge

Historic bed and breakfast lodge accommodating guests since 1929. A welcome stop for weary travelers and guests seeking a hearty meal and a cozy room en route to nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor. Strategically located in the heart of Northern California on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. Babe’s B&B, Lake Almanor..........................530-596-4700

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44801 Hwy 36E, Mill Creek, CA 96061; 530-258-3382, fax 530-258-2327;, email:

The Bidwell House B&B, Chester...... 530-258-3338

Cinnamon Teal Inn B&B, Chester..............530-258-3993

Q UINC Y/ F EATHER RIVER COUNTR Y Haskins Valley Inn, Bucks Lake..................530-283-9667

The Feather Bed, Quincy.................... 530-283-0102

Molly’s B&B, Clio...........................................530-836-4436

Twenty Mile House B&B, Graeagle.. 530-836-0375

Pullman House Inn B&B, Portola...............530-832-0107


45875 County Road 1, Lake City, CA 96115; 530-279-2371, email:

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Bridgehouse Bed & Breakfast

1455 Riverside Drive, Historic bed & breakfast with modern amenities. Redding, CA 96001; 530-247-7177; Located downtown with river view. Four rooms,, private baths, wireless internet, flat screen TV’s. email:

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Dream Inn B&B, Mt. Shasta .......................530-926-1536

Shasta Mount Inn Retreat, Mt. Shasta...530-926-1810

Fe’s B&B, Tulelake.........................................530-667-5145

Stoney Brook Inn B&B, McCloud.......... 530-964-2300

McCloud Guest House, McCloud.............530-964-3160 The Hospitality Inn B&B, Dorris............ 530-397-2097

Y RE K A / K LA M ATH RIVER COUNTR Y Alderbrook Manor, Etna..............................530-467-3917

Yreka Third Street Inn, Yreka............. 530-841-1120

Hummingbird House, Fort Jones..............530-468-2233

Tiffany House B&B

1510 Barbara Road,

Overlooking Mt. Lassen range. Three romantic Redding, CA 96003; 530-244-3225; rooms, private baths, queen beds, robes, secluded, cottage with spa, Victorian decor, full breakfast, email: Wi-Fi, large oak-shaded deck, gazebo and pool. Apple’s Riverhouse B&B, Redding.............530-243-8440

Desmond House, Redding................... 530-242-6244

French Gulch Hotel, French Gulch ..........530-359-2112

Redding River House, Redding........... 530-223-2008

Lavender Dreams B&B, Anderson ...........530-357-2239

Tagba House, Redding.......................... 530-262-5240

Redding’s B&B, Redding..............................530-222-2494

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Forest Springs Getaway

Budget guesthouse, kitchen, 160 acres lush forest, shady trails, private creek and lake. 60 miles NE Redding. Dogs welcome off leash. Photos, details on website.

Weston House

P.O. Box 176, Big Bend, CA 96011-0176; 530-337-6704,, email: 6741 Red Rock Rd.,

Luxurious quiet forest retreat between Redding Shingletown, CA 96088; and Lassen Park. Panoramic view, dark skies, pool. 530-474-3738;, Gourmet breakfast, private decks, woodstoves, wet email: bars. Rate $150 to $205. M T. SHASTA / M c CLOUD COUNTR Y

McCloud Hotel

Fifteen meticulously restored, enlarged guest rooms with private baths in historic hotel. Luxurious suites with whirlpool tubs. Always a delicious full breakfast & historic hospitality.

McCloud River Inn B&B

Enjoy charm, hospitality, and the Historic McCloud River Inn! Come hike, fly fish, ski, or relax on our deck and enjoy the beauty of Mt. Shasta. See Ad on page 48.

McCloud River Mercantile

Spacious, beautifully appointed accommodations that reflect McCloud’s history from the 1890’s to the 1940’s. We offer a unique place that includes dining, hotel, and shopping in a nationally registered historic Mercantile. Suites, mountain view and whirlpool tubs are also an option. Breakfast included. Gorgeous Retreat, Banquet and Wedding facilities available. See Ad on page 55.

Mt. Shasta Ranch B&B

Elegant 2-story lodge in historical setting, spacious suites, large fireplace, quaint vacation cottage, full country breakfast, pool table and minutes to lake, golfing and skiing.

408 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2822, 800-964-2823, fax: 530-964-2844;, email: 325 Lawndale Ct., McCloud, CA 96057; 800-261-7831, 530-964-2130;, email: 230 Main Street, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2602;, email:

1008 W.A. Barr Rd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3870;, email:

RED B LU F F/ TEHA M A COUNTR Y The Jeter Victorian Inn, Red Bluff ............530-527-7574

The River House B&B, Red Bluff........ 530-529-0687

W EAVERVILLE / TRINIT Y COUNTR Y Whitmore Inn, Weaverville................................................................... 530-623-2509


Comfort Inn-Paradise

2010 Platinum Award winning hotel. Quiet country location, beautifully appointed, excellent customer service. 100% Smoke Free, free Wi-Fi. Easy commute to Chico and CA State University. Plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Dog-friendly rooms on first floor. 60 wooded acres behind hotel to run your dog. $10.00/night per dog. Call to confirm pet room.

Motel 6

Pool, restaurant, data ports, pet friendly. Chico State University nearby. Three miles to airport. Near Bidwell Mansion. Bambi Inn, Butte Meadows.........................530-873-4125

5475 Clark Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; 530-876-0191, 800-4CHOICE, fax: 530-876-9936;, email:

665 Manzanita Court, Chico, CA 95926; 530-345-5500, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-894-2846;

Oxford Suites, Chico..................................530-899-9090

Best Western/Heritage Inn, Chico...........530-894-8600 Ponderosa Gardens Motel, Paradise....530-872-9094 Budget Inn, Chico..........................................530-342-9472

Residence Inn by Marriott, Chico...........530-894-5500

Courtyard by Marriott, Chico....................530-894-6699

Safari Garden Motel, Chico.....................530-343-3201

Days Inn, Chico..............................................530-343-3286

Spgs of Living Water, Richardson Spgs .... 530-893-6750

Heritage Inn Express, Chico.......................530-343-4527

Super 8 Motel, Chico.................................530-345-2533

Holiday Inn, Chico........................................530-345-2491

Thunderbird Quality Inn, Chico.............530-343-7911

Hotel Diamond, Chico..................................530-893-3100

Town House Motel, Chico.........................530-343-1621

Lantern Inn, Paradise...................................530-877-5553

Vagabond Inn, Chico.................................530-895-1323

Matador Motel, Chico .................................530-342-7543


Motel 6

Pool, laundry room, data ports, fish cleaning station, pet friendly. Three miles to casino, water sports, boating, fishing, and hunting nearby. Restaurant on site.

505 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA 95965; 530-532-9400, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-334-7653;

Best Value Inn & Suites, Oroville..............530-533-7070

Holiday Inn Express, Oroville............. 530-534-5566

Budget Inn, Oroville.....................................530-533-2121

Sunset Inn, Oroville .............................. 530-533-8201

Comfort Inn, Oroville...................................530-533-9673

Villa Court Inn, Oroville....................... 530-533-3930

Days Inn, Oroville ........................................530-533-3297

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SUSANVILLE / LASSEN COUNTR Y America’s Best Inn, Susanville............................530-257-4522

Knight’s Inn, Susanville .......................... 530-257-6577

Best Western, Susanville ....................................530-257-4123

River Inn Motel, Susanville ..................... 530-257-6051

Bieber Motel, Bieber ...........................................530-294-5454

Skeddaddle Inn, Herlong........................ 530-827-4563

Diamond Mtn. Casino Hotel, Susanville.............530-252-1100

Super 8 Motel, Susanville ....................... 530-257-2782

Diamond View Motel, Susanville ......................530-257-4585

Villa Monte Motel, Westwood .............. 530-256-3493

Frontier Inn, Susanville .......................................530-257-4141

Winje’s Emporium Hotel, Doyle............. 530-827-2717

McCloud River Inn Bed & Breakfast

High Country Inn, Susanville .............................530-257-3450


Cockrell’s High Desert Lodging

Have a pure Country Stay with a beautiful, full furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Two lodges serving your lodging needs. Very affordable by the night, weekend or week. Complimentary wine & coffee. Call for a full color brochure and information & rates. Vacationers, Riding, Fishing & Hunting. Groups all welcome! See Ad on page 49.

JnR Hotel

Star Route 11-A, Cedarville, CA 96104; 530-279-2209, 888-279-2209, fax: 530-279-6348;, email: P.O. Box 193, 581 Main St.,

Located in center of historic Cedarville. Clean comfortable Cedarville, CA 96104; rooms with baths. DirecTV, Wi-Fi. Walk to restaurants and 530-279-2423;, interesting places. Morning coffee in lobby. Easy parking. email:

Rim Rock Motel & Equestrian Facility

22760 Hwy 395, Alturas, CA 96101;

Lodge with us while you explore the Warner Mountains where 530-233-5455; fax: 530-233-5586; you can enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, quad, email: riding, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.

Sunrise Motel & RV Park

Enjoy charm, hospitality, and the historic McCloud River Inn set against the beauty of Mt. Shasta!

62271 Hwy 299 West, P.O. Box 345

Rooms have coffee, refrigerators, cable TV & air conditioning. Onsite Cedarville, CA 96104; barbecue, laundry & kitchen facility. Older Victorian house is a 2-story, 530-279-2161; email: 3 bedroom. AAA approved. Best Western/Trailside Inn, Alturas ........530-233-4111

Hacienda Motel, Alturas ..................... 530-233-3459

Cal Pines Lodge, Alturas.............................530-233-5842

Super 8 Motel, Alturas.......................... 530-233-3545

Canby Hotel, Canby.....................................530-233-4242

Surprise Valley Hot Spr., Cedarville.530-279-2040

Essex Motel, Alturas ....................................530-223-2821

The Last Resort, Adin ........................... 530-299-3300

Fandango Guest Ranch, Cedarville.........530-640-1603

Wagon Wheel Motel, Alturas ............ 530-233-5866

325 Lawndale Ct. McCloud, CA 96057 (800) 261- 7831 mccloudriverinn

Frontier Motel, Alturas ...............................530-233-3383

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Best Western Rose Quartz Inn

306 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020;

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lassen National PO Box 1688, Chester, CA 96020; Park and Lake Almanor. Featuring complimentary breakfast, 888-571-4885, 530-258-2002; meeting and fitness facilities, spa, BBQ’s and picnic tables., email:

F U N FAC T: T h e l a r g e s t gold nugget ever found in North America was discovered in 1859 in Paradise weighing 54 pounds

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Drakesbad has been placed on the list of National Historic Sites. Overnight accommodation in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Cabins & bungalows in scenic Alpine meadow setting. Hot springs, swimming pool, horseback riding and massage. Open June-early Oct. Reservations required. Call for fall specials!

Warner Valley Road, Chester, CA 96020; 530-529-1512, 866-999-0914;

Almanor Lakeside Resort, Lake Almanor...........530-596-4530

Lake Haven Resort, Lake Almanor .......530-596-3249

Antler’s Motel, Chester .......................................530-258-2722

Oak Grove Motor Lodge, Greenville........530-284-6671

Bailey Creek Cottages, Lake Almanor............530-259-7829

Plumas Pines Resort, Lake Almanor ....530-259-4343

Big Springs Resort, Lake Almanor ...................530-596-3390

Rooms at 412, Lake Almanor...................530-596-3348

Carson Chalets, Lake Almanor.........................408-761-0003

Seneca Motel, Chester ............................530-258-2815

Cedar Lodge Motel/RV, Chester .....................530-258-2904

Sierra Lodge, Chester .............................530-284-6154

Child’s Meadow Resort, Mill Creek..................530-595-3383

Spring Meadow, Greenville.....................530-284-6768

Dorado Inn, Lake Almanor .................................530-284-7790

Vagabond Resort, Lake Almanor.......... 530-596-3240

Hideaway Resort, Greenville ............................530-284-7915

Wilson’s Camp Resort, Lake Almanor.......530-259-2267

Knotty Pine Resort, Lake Almanor ...................530-596-3348

Q UINC Y/ F EATHER RIVER COUNTR Y Ada’s Place, Quincy.............................................530-283-1954

Lariat Lodge, Quincy...............................530-283-1000

Belden Town Resort & Lodge, Belden.............530-283-9662

Layman Resort, Blairsden ......................530-836-1430

Bucks Lake Lodge, Quincy ...............................530-283-2262

Pine Aire Resort, Twain ...........................530-283-1730

Bucks Lake Marina, Quincy ..............................530-283-4243

Pine Hill Motel, Quincy............................530-283-1670

Chalet View Lodge, Graeagle..........................530-832-5528

Quincy Courtyard Suites, Quincy........530-283-1401

Elwell Lakes Lodge, Graeagle .........................530-836-2347

Ranchito Motel, Quincy...........................530-283-2265

Feather River Park Resort, Blairsden ............530-836-2328

River Pines Resort, Graeagle.................530-836-2552

Gold Lake Beach Resort, Graeagle ................530-836-2491

Sierra Motel, Portola ...............................530-832-4223

Gold Lake Lodge, Graeagle .............................530-836-2350

Sleepy Pines Motel, Portola...................530-832-4291

Gold Pan Lodge, Quincy ...................................530-283-3686

Spanish Creek Motel, Quincy ...............530-283-1200

Gray Eagle Lodge, Graeagle ...........................530-836-2511

The Lodge at Whitehawk, Clio..............530-836-4985

Greenhorn Guest Ranch, Quincy ....................530-283-0930

Timberline Inn, Bucks Lake ....................530-283-2262

Lake Davis Resort, Portola ...............................530-832-1060

Tobin Resort, Storrie ................................530-283-2225

Lakeshore Resort, Bucks Lake..........................530-283-2848

Union Hotel, La Porte..............................530-675-2860

La Porte Cabins, La Porte .................................530-675-0850


* In this section all members are organized alphabetically within each country.

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Dewey Lucero Harvesting Tourists

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Where family farms still harvest seeds of success. For three generations, Dewey Lucero’s family has harvested olives. Not long ago, he began harvesting tourists. Through those generations, the Luceros had been olive growers. Then in 2005, Dewey Lucero followed his paternal grandfather’s example, of pressing olive oil for holiday gifts, by founding Lucero Olive Oil. Last year, he added a sleek retail store to its Corning plant and began offering tours, a tasting room and regular events to draw travelers off Interstate-5. “I started Lucero Olive Oil in my parents’ garage,” Lucero says. He began work after college as a quality engineer, but a companywide layoff brought him back to his family’s heritage… olives. “I know now I was meant to do this. I was lucky to have olives in my family history, and I see myself as now standing on their shoulders.” In his first year, Lucero shipped 83 boxes of olive oil. This past year, he shipped 400 boxes in one day. In less than a decade, Lucero Olive Oil ( has become the best olive oil producer in the country and one of the best in the world. “We’re very proud of that,” Lucero says, as olive oil is, “a product of love. It’s like wine… you sit at a table, enjoy it together.” Like California’s wine growing areas, the Corning area has a following of olive oil fanciers who come to see the crush and taste fresh extra virgin olive oils including Lucero’s Ascolano, Mission, Sevillano, Manzanillo, Arbequina and blended varieties. California producers like Lucero are leading the trend toward new blends and flavors. In December, the winter crush included zesty Meyer lemon and lime oils. Others include Mandarin orange, basil, garlic and chocolate infused oils.

Among California’s agricultural capitals tiny Corning, 45 miles south of Redding, has the distinction of being called the Olive Capital. Bell-Carter Foods, the nation’s largest olive producer, has a production facility there as do several olive growers, packers and stores. The Olive Pit is one of them. It grew from a roadside stand in 1967 to such fame that the King of Jordan expressed interest in visiting, when he last visited California. A steady line of travelers stop to taste olives stuffed with almonds, garlic, pimentos, onions, anchovy, habanero, blue cheese, Texas chilis, mushrooms and many other delicacies. Pacific Sun Olive Oil in Gerber is operated on a third generation family-owned farm since 1952. During its annual “Love at First Crush” open house, visitors venture into the olive orchards to pick olives before turning them into extra virgin olive oil. Of course, olives are not the only crop with a faithful following in the Shasta Cascade. Almonds, walnuts, prunes and figs are also grown here and can be purchased at numerous farm stands along Tehama and Sierra Oro Farm Trails. More is found at and As family growers like the Luceros improve upon the many agricultural products they produce, travelers are seeking them and discovering the delicious things they create in the Shasta Cascade.

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F U N FAC T: G l a s s Mountain is the largest o b s i d i a n g l a s s fl o w i n Vocation becomes grand oxymoron: ‘America’s largest microbrewery’. the west. In 1979, Ken Grossman began building a small brewery in Chico. His goal: almost 800,000 barrels per year, and to brew exceptional ales and lagers. Today, the Sierra Nevada Brewing it represents the Shasta-Cascade Co. is considered America’s premier craft brewery. And the beer? region with craft beers themed to (and benefiting) the region. Ovila, a seasonal Critics proclaim it “Among the best brewed anywhere in the world.” Grossman’s passion for brewing began when a friend showed him beer, was created in cooperation The homemade North Stateequipment, is home toGrossman some top-notch breweries, Chico’s Nevada Brewing Co. of has earned its reputation as the basics. Using began brewing five-andwith theSierra monks of the Abbey elderstatesman of them all. gallon batches of beer. “I would see all these bubbling jugs of fermenting New Clairvaux, and it benefits the in brewing when showed himofthe an ropes, and he began cranking out five-gallon reconstruction 820-year-old beer and wine,Ken andGrossman from that became moment,interested I kind of fell in love with thea friend batches. He studied chemistry andearly physics at Chico State and opened a smallinstore gothic monastery building Vina.selling home brewing equipment. alchemy of home brewing,” he said. “Those experiences wereUniversity Then in 1979, he tookofthe and set out to realize their dream opening making Guests are invited to tourofthe facility,their and own manybrewery, make a day (or a some of the most memorable, andand nowPaul I’ve Camusi spent most theplunge rest of my exceptional ales and lagers. Using secondhand equipment, second-to-none ingredients and the name of Grossman’s favorite life making beer.” night) out of the experience, capping their tour with a superb meal in hiking spot, they created Sierra atNevada Co. Itsthe firstelegant Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant. Guests can enjoy In 1976, after studying chemistry andthe physics Butte Brewing Community batch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was brewed in November 1980. College and Chico State University, Grossman opened The Home Brew contemporary cuisine and sample anything from the brewery’s line of the brewery’s popularity grew, it began burst at the seams. premium ales and lagers. Or, select your favorite brew and settle into Shop, supplyingAsChico’s home-brewing community with toequipment, 1989, it moved to its current location, and expanded once more in the 350-seat Big Room, which features live music events for all ages. materials andInadvice. it canand brew nearly 800,000 barrels per year. a “We like to connect with our beer drinkers and do all sorts of different Two years1997. later,Today, Grossman co-founder Paul Camusi cobbled In addition to tanks, the brewery, the facility the elegant brewery together from dairy a soft-drink bottlernow and features equipment fun things – it’s one of the ways we can reach out and connect with our Nevada Taproom andbackpacker, Restaurant,Grossman where lunch and dinner fans,” Grossman said. salvaged fromSierra defunct breweries. An avid named are served in an elegant dining room (or enjoy outdoor And dining the company remains true to its roots. Grossman is still involved the new company for his favorite hiking grounds—the Sierrathe Nevada patio). Naturally, it also offers patrons the opportunity to sample the aspect of its operation, and his commitment to quality remains in every mountains.



On November 15, 1980, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. brewed the the same. “When I was starting out, I never had any idea we would grow On theNevada west endPale of the brewery, the Bigbrew Room features first batch of Sierra Ale. “We would batch afterlive music anywhere near where we are today,” Grossman said. batch,” Grossman said. “I dumped probably 10 batches down the drain “Thirty years later, I know that if it wasn’t for the support And even today, personally involved in local community here in Chico, and from the larger of our before we finally hit our stride, andGrossman we’ve beenremains doing it the same way— community in Northern California, we never would have well, things are a little more sophisticated now—ever since.” After a move and several expansions, Sierra Nevada now brews made it to where we are today.”

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Spencer Lakes

Bridge Bay Resort’s Lodge

10300 Bridge Bay Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-3021, 800-752-9669, fax: 530-275-8365; shasta/bridge_bay/lodging.htm, email:

Comfort Inn Redding

850 Mistletoe Lane, Redding, CA 96002; 800-530-3324, 530-221-4472,, email:

Located on Lake Shasta and tucked away in the evergreens is our lakeside lodge, open year-round. Accommodations including kitchen units, and kitchen suites, as well as deluxe rooms with king beds or two double beds. Outdoor swimming pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See Ad on page 26. Beautifully appointed full service hotel featuring spacious rooms, outdoor pool, spa, fitness room, laundry, Wi-Fi, and fresh hot breakfast.

Coram Ranch

A beautiful private 200+ acre ranch located next to the Sacramento River & Shasta Lake. Coram Ranch has a perfect setting for reunions, retreats & family vacations. Horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing (equipment included) pool & game room available. Our homes are spacious with full kitchens, utensils & linens.

Fawndale Lodge & RV Resort

Nestled in quiet pines on I-5, 1 mile south of Shasta Lake and 10 miles north of Redding. Rooms and Family Suites with kitchens, queen beds, CTV, and phones – Free local calls. Fresh brewed coffee in your room. RV sites & Tent camping. Pool. AAA approved.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

The only Marriott hotel in Redding, CA the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers complimentary breakfast, convenient location, pool & hot tub and superior service.

Gaia Shasta Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

A hotel and restaurant. We welcome you to experience the comfort of Shasta County’s first eco-operational hotel & spa. 120 rooms on the Sacramento River.

P.O. Box 5069, Shasta Lake, CA 96089; 530-275-5510, fax: 530-224-2346;, email:

15215 Fawndale Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-8000, 800-338-0941, fax: 530-275-1863;, email:

5164 Caterpillar Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-243-3200, 800-228-2800;, email: 4125 Riverside Place, Anderson, CA 96007; 530-365-7077; fax 530-378-1137;, email:

Hampton Inn & Suites

2160 Larkspur Lane, Redding, CA 96002; 530-224-1001, 800-Hampton, fax: 530-224-1101;

Hilton Garden Inn

5050 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA

Redding’s finest hotel, surrounded by majestic mountains, scenic beauty and fantastic recreation area and attractions. The Hampton Inn & Suites is where you’ll find everything you need, coupled with the great service you deserve. See Ad on page 49.

Close to airport, golfing, fishing, boating, tennis, lakes, 96001; 530-226-5111; rivers, mountains, museums, walking trails, and the Win River Casino. FREE high-speed internet access. Call above number for additional information. See Ad on page 52.

Holiday Inn & Convention Center - Redding

1900 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-7500, 800-HOLIDAY, fax: 530-223-9644;, email:

Lakehead Campground & RV Park

20999 Antlers Road, P.O. Box 646, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-8450, fax: 530-238-8443;, email:

Adjacent to I-5, the Holiday Inn is in a prime location to easily access many of the local area features/attractions: Shasta Lake, Lassen Volcanic Park, and Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Restaurants, nightclubs and shopping are within walking distance. Pool, fitness center, business center, restaurant/lounge are on-site.

Nostalgic cabin boarding National Forest just off Shasta Lake. Two bedroom, one bath, sleeps six, fully furnished.

Lakeshore Inn & RV

20483 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2003, Lounge 530-238-2004, fax: 530-238-2832;, email:

Nestled in a shady grove of trees overlooking Shasta Lake. Cabins, RV & Tent sites, large pool, Full Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. Exit Lakeshore Dr. (#702) off I-5 Freeway.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

2180 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-8200, fax: 530-223-4727;

Located on popular Hilltop Drive. Our newly renovated spacious rooms offer irons, coffee-makers and 32” HD LD TV’s. Free continental breakfast. Pool & spa.

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Motel 6

2385 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-0562, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-222-0458;

Motel 6

1640 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-1800, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-221-6175;

Pool, guest laundry, Wi-Fi, airport and restaurants nearby. Convention center, fishing and sailing all within 10 miles.

Pool, laundry room, data ports, restaurant, pet friendly. 1-1/2 miles from Convention Center, close to airport.

Motel 6

Pool, guest laundry, Wi-Fi, boat hook ups, truck parking, pet friendly. Fishing and sailing nearby.

Oxford Suites

Exceptional has never been so affordable! Come see why we are rated highly in TripAdvisor. Complimentary amenities include hot breakfast, reception, Wi-Fi, parking and more. See Ad on page 51.

Red Lion Hotel

Redding’s premium hotel located adjacent to I-5, just minutes from downtown, shopping, attractions and venues. Elegant guest rooms include two suites, private balconies or patios, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards; free wireless Internet, voice mail and HBO. Outdoor pool, spa, fitness center and 3 Shasta Bar & Grill. 7,500 square feet of meeting space. Free Airport shuttle. See Ad on page 51.

River Inn

The River Inn, barely 10 minute walk to the beautiful Sundial Bridge, stands on the edge of nature. Rooms have big window fronts, balconies or patios.

1250 Twin View Blvd. Redding, CA 96003; 530-246-4470, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-246-4268; 1967 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-0100, 800-762-0133, fax: 530-221-8265; 1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-8700, 1-800-REDLION, fax: 530-221-0324; www.redlion.rdlncom

Sugarloaf Cottages

1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottage resort with pool, playground, volleyball, horseshoes. Modern cottages with central heating & air. Excellent lake access. Open yearround.

The Fly Shop

19667 Lakeshore Dr., P.O. Box 768, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2448, 800-953-4432, fax: 530-238-8452;, email: 4140 Churn Creek Rd., Redding, CA 96002; 530-222-3555, 800-669-FISH, fax: 530-222-3572;, email:

Bailey Creek Lodge: A four bedroom, full service lodge on the banks of Bailey Creek. Heated pool & Jacuzzi to boot. Battle Creek Ranch: Over 6 miles of wonderful wild trout fishing in a rugged wilderness setting, with camping options nearby. Clear Creek: A beautiful trout filled stream. Take your pick of one of three housekeeping cabins, each with its own private 2 mile section of stream. Donner Hat Creek Ranch: Enjoy a day of fishing for trophy fish on two lakes and the mile of Hat Creek. Hat Creek Ranch: A cozy housekeeping cabin on the banks of Hat Creek where you can spend the day casting to giant trout in one of three pristine ponds or try your luck on the half mile of Hat Creek. Lake Christine: Secluded private lake full of rainbow and brown trout with great dry fly fishing. Luk Lake: Guest cabin and 65 acre lake in Corning, a premier wintertime trout fishery and spring/summer bass and sunfish lake. Riverside: Our quality 4 bedroom home on Fall River. Comes complete with 3 prams with electric motors.

1835 Park Marina Drive, Redding, CA 96001; 800-995-4341, 530-241-9500;, email:

Rock Creek Lake: Guests can stay for the day, or overnight in the two-bedroom cabin just a short cast away from the lake, accommodates up to four. Steiner Lake: Our premier bass lake just minutes from the city of Redding, complete with 2 bedroom cabin on the lake. See Ad on page 23.

Shasta Dam Motel

AAA approved. Six miles from Shasta Dam. Electrical hook-ups for boats. Located off I-5 Shasta Dam exit. Pool. Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator & AC. Open year-round.

1529 Cascade Blvd.,Shasta Lake City, CA 96019; 530-275-1065, fax: 530-275-4017;

Tsasdi Resort

“Known as the best resort” on Shasta Lake, on 20 forested acres, 20 cabins, incredible 230 foot dock, pool, video arcade, satellite TV and more… Enjoy this family resort all year. Off season, take pleasure in a gas fireplace and embrace the beauty and serenity of this very special location.

19990 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2575, 800-995-0291;

America’s Best Value Inn, Redding............530-241-2252

Neu Lodge Motel, Lakehead ............530-238-2698

Americana Lodge, Redding ........................530-241-7020

Quality Inn, Redding............................530-221-6530

Anderson Valley Inn, Anderson .................530-365-2566

Ramada Ltd, Redding..........................530-246-2222

Baymont Inn & Suites, Anderson ..............530-365-6100

Redding Inn, Redding..........................530-243-3336

Best Value Ponderosa, Redding.................530-241-6300

Redding Travelodge, Redding...........530-243-5291

Budget Inn, Redding .....................................530-243-4231

Rodeway Inn, Redding ........................530-241-6464

Capri Motel, Redding ...................................530-241-1156

Shasta Lake Motel, Lakehead...........530-238-2545

Cascade Cove Resort, Lakehead...............951-233-0418

Shasta Lodge, Redding.......................530-243-6133

Cascade Motel, Redding .............................530-241-2368

Stardust Motel, Redding.....................530-241-6121

Deluxe Inn, Redding......................................530-243-5141

Super 8 Motel, Redding.......................530-221-8881

Economy Inn, Redding..................................530-246-9803

Thunderbird Lodge, Redding............530-243-5422

Hilltop Lodge, Redding.................................530-221-5432

Travel Inn Lodge, Redding..................530-243-4900

Howard Johnson’s, Redding.........................530-223-1935

Traveler’s Motel, Cottonwood...........530-347-3003

Market Street Manor, Redding...................530-241-9202

Vagabond Inn, Redding.......................530-223-1600

Mt. Shasta Wilderness Cabins, Castella.530-235-2222


Burney Falls Lodging

Serving the Charm Motel & Suites and the Green Gables Motel & Suites. AAA approved, clean comfortable, friendly and secure accommodations. Family suites, kitchenettes, coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave in each room, continental breakfast and free wi-fi. Walking distance to nice restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Fall River Lodge

A charming older motel in the heart of the Shasta Intermountain area. Partly remodeled. Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, coffee in the morning. We speak German.

Hi Mont Hotel

AAA approved hotel. Next door to Fall River Golf Course. Free HBO, coffee, microwave & refrigerator in every room. Great hunting and fishing in the area. Continental Breakfast, pets welcomed.


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37371 Main Street, Burney, CA 96013; 530-335-3300 or 866-931-0420; or

43288 State Hwy 299E, Fall River Mills, CA 96028; 530-336-5678, fax: 530-336-5814;

Bridge St. & Hwy. 299 E, Fall River Mills, CA 96028; 530-336-5541;

Manzanita Lake Cabins

Cabins have returned to Lassen Volcanic National Park for the first time in 30 years! Located at the north entrance of the park, these rustic cabins come with furniture, mattress pad, propane heater, bear locker, fire ring and picnic table. Reservations online only. See Ad on page 43.

Shasta Pines Motel

AAA Two diamond approved, large picnic area, A/C-Fax:-HBO, kitchenettes, refrigerators, non-smoking room, RV & boat parking. New king & queen suite.

Spinner Fall Lodge/Circle 7 Guest Ranch

World Class Fly Fishing Resort located on the upper Fall River. 8 Rooms, 4 house Guest Ranch, full service restaurant and bar. Guide service, event services and full service fly shop. See Ad on this page. Burney Motel, Burney ........................................530-335-4500

Hwy. 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park;

37386 Main Street, Burney, CA 96013; 530-335-2201, fax: 530-335-2202; 28076 Metzger Rd., Fall River Mills, CA 96028; 530-336-5300, fax: 530-336-5348;, email:

F U N FAC T: T h e Vo l c a n i c Legacy Scenic By way – All American Road is one of only 37 in the United States, one of only 3 in California.

Rim Rock Ranch Resort, Old Station............530-335-7114

Clearwater Lodge, Fall River Mills..................530-336-5005

Rippling Waters Resort, Hat Creek..............530-335-7400

Fall River Hotel, Fall River Mills.......................530-336-5550

Sleepy Hollow Lodge, Burney .......................530-335-2285

Hat Creek Resort, Old Station.........................530-335-7121

Tall Timber Lodge, Burney..............................530-335-4993


Baymont Inn

Enjoy the Home Town Hospitality you deserve. We have indoor pool and spa, free Internet, and breakfast. Close to restaurants, shopping, hiking, fishing, lakes, and rivers.

Holiday Inn Express

Our spacious meeting/banquet hall can accommodate up to 98 people. Projector, screen, audio/visual equipment, Wi-Fi & Catering services are available.

Klamath River Resort Inn

Historic riverfront lodge on 4 acres of landscaped lawns featuring king beds, satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, kitchens, with self guided kayak & tube rental trips.

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch

Marble Mountain Ranch is a family owned and operated guest ranch featuring: horseback trail rides, whitewater rafting, steelhead and salmon fly fishing, sporting clays and conference facilities. Our daily rate includes private cottage lodging, all meals and your choice of all activities. See our high reviews on TripAdvisor.

Motel 6

Pool, guest laundry, Wi-Fi, restaurant close, pet friendly. Fairgrounds 1/2 mile away. Best Western Miner’s Inn, Yreka......................530-842-4355

148 Moonlit Oaks Ave, Yreka, CA, 96097; 530-841-1300,, email: 707 Montague Road, Yreka, CA 96097, 530-842-1600, fax: 530-842-2700;, email: 61700 Hwy 96 / P.O. Box 485, Happy Camp, CA 96039; 530-493-2735;, email: 92520 Hwy. 96, Somes Bar, CA 95568; 530-469-3322, fax: 530-469-3321;, email:

1785 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097; 530-842-4111, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-842-7864;

Klamath Motor Lodge, Yreka ........................530-842-2751

Comfort Inn, Yreka..............................................530-842-1612

Motel Etna, Etna................................................530-467-5338

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Yreka ....................530-842-4404

Relax Inn, Yreka ................................................530-842-2791

Forest Lodge, Happy Camp .............................530-493-5296

Rodeway Inn, Yreka .........................................530-842-4412

Heritage Inn, Yreka .............................................530-842-6835

Sportsman’s Lodge, Klamath River...............530-465-2366

Klamath Inn Motel/RV, Happy Camp ............530-493-2860

Super 8 Motel, Yreka .......................................530-842-5781

Susan River, BLM

Come fish in the peaceful beauty of Northern California and stay with us on the beautiful Fall River where our friendly staff is looking forward to serving you. Both are full service facilities. Open April – November. • Rental Homes • Bar, Restaurant • Special Events • Boat Rental

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Lodge, Cabins Guide Services Available Weddings Airport Shuttle Service


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Whiskeytown Lake

F U N FAC T: P e t r o g l y p h Point , located inside Lava Beds National Monument, h a s C a l i f o r n i a ’s l a r g e s t collection of Native American rock art.


Best Western PLUS Tree House

Mountain view rooms and balcony, fitness room, indoor pool & spa, mountain view dining, free hot buffet breakfast, spacious Lobby with large fireplace, meeting and banquet facilities, high-speed internet access. See Ad on inside front cover.

Cave Springs Resort & Vacation Rentals

Beautiful resort on Sacramento River. 24 cabins, 10 Alpine rooms, 4 RV spaces, 16 Vacation Rentals. Pool, Jacuzzi, Playground, Tennis & more. Open all year.

Cedar Lodge Motel

Offers everything for your comfort in a beautiful mountain setting; near fishing, hiking, boating, golf, skiing, snow boarding. Peaceful, beautiful tree-shaded grounds. Come enjoy!

111 Morgan Way, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3101, 800-545-7164, fax: 530-926-3542;, email:

4727 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-2721, 888-235-2721;, email: 4201 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-4331, fax: 530-235-4000;, email:

Cold Creek Inn & Suites

724 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-9851, 800-292-9421;, email:

Fihn Inn

424 Lawndale Court, McCloud, CA 96057; 866-926-RENT, 530-926-6400;

McCloud Hotel

408 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2822, 800-964-2823, fax: 530-964-2844;, email:

AAA approved hotel in downtown Mt. Shasta, walk to restaurants, shopping & entertainment. Mountain views, high speed internet, HBO, continental breakfast and in-room coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Cozy Mt. Shasta Victorian vacation home in historic McCloud, CA. 5+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 14. Virtual tour/reservations at

Fifteen meticulously restored, enlarged guest rooms with private baths in historic hotel. Luxurious suites with whirlpool tubs. Always a delicious full breakfast & historic hospitality.

McCloud River Lodge

The closest, full-service accommodations to Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Lodge, restaurant and tavern offering great value, inroom Jacuzzi spas, fireplaces, Cable TV and Wi-Fi.

McCloud River Mercantile Hotel

Spacious, beautifully appointed accommodations that reflect McCloud’s history from the 1890’s to the 1940’s. We offer a unique place that includes dining, hotel, and shopping in a nationally registered historic Mercantile. Suites, mountain view and whirlpool tubs are also an option. Breakfast included. Gorgeous Retreat, Banquet and Wedding facilities available. See Ad on this page.

140 Squaw Valley Road, McCloud, 530-964-2700;, email: 241 Main Street, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2330, fax: 530-964-2846;, email:

McCloud Vacation Home on Mt. Shasta

Fully furnished, remodeled, clean and very comfortable family vacation home. Sleeps 10, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, XL stocked kitchen, Free Wi-Fi, Pet friendly.

Shasta Ave. & Colombero Dr, McCloud, CA 96057; 415-577-5198;, email: Reservations@

Motel 6

466 N. Weed Blvd., Weed, CA 96094; 530-938-4101, 800-466-8356, fax: 530-938-2436;

Mount Shasta Resort

1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3030, 800-958-3363;, email:

Pool, guest laundry, data ports, truck parking, pet friendly. Ski Resort, Lake Shastina and restaurants nearby.

Luxurious chalets and woodland rooms located in the pines. Enjoy incredible views from our restaurant, lounge and banquet rooms. Play our 18-hole resort golf course or tennis courts. Open all year. Meeting and wedding facilities available. See Ad on page 20.

Mt. Shasta Inn & Suites

AAA 2 diamonds approved. All brand new king (w/ sofa), 2-queen, family suites, refrigerator-microwaves, cont. breakfast, in room coffee, 27” cable TV, 3-HBO, free internet, no pets.

Railroad Park Resort

28 unit “caboose” motel, 60 unit creekside RV park, lounge and dinner house, pool, spa. Backed by majestic Castle Crags. Motel open all year. See Ad on page 57.

The Fly Shop

Antelope Creek Ranch - A four bedroom lodge on Antelope Creek Ranch N.E. of Mt. Shasta at the 5000’ level. Great rooms & food. Excellent Fly fishing on beautiful meadow stream and two trophy lakes. See Ad on page 23.

Young’s River Cabin

Located on the Upper Sacramento River in historic downtown Dunsmuir. Room for the whole family, Hot tub, full kitchen, fishing, hiking 20 minutes to skiing.

710 Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-918-9292;

100 Railroad Park Road, Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-4440, fax: 530-235-4470;

4140 Churn Creek Rd, Redding, CA 96002; 530-222-3555, 800-669-3474;, email:

530-710-0264, 530-515-6141;, email:

A-1 Choice Inn, Mt. Shasta.........................530-926-4811

McCloud Timber Inn, McCloud ...........530-964-2893

Acorn Inn, Dunsmuir....................................530-235-4805

Quality Inn & Suites, Weed...................530-938-1308

Alpine Lodge, Mt. Shasta ..........................530-926-3145

Sis-Q-Inn, Weed .......................................530-938-4194

Bavaria Lodge, Dunsmuir..........................530-235-4707

Stewart Mineral Spring Resort, Weed....... 530-938-2222

Best Choice Inn, Dunsmuir........................877-674-2782

Stony Brook Inn, McCloud ....................800-369-6118

Comfort Inn, Weed......................................530-938-1982

Strawberry Valley Inn, Mt. Shasta ......530-926-2052

Dunsmuir Inn & Suites, Dunsmuir............530-235-4395

Summit Inn, Weed....................................530-938-4481

Dunsmuir Lodge, Dunsmuir.......................530-235-2884

Swiss Holiday Lodge, Mt. Shasta.........530-926-3446

Ellis Motel, Tulelake ....................................530-667-5242

Townhouse Motel, Weed .......................530-938-4431

Evergreen Lodge, Mt. Shasta....................530-926-2143

Travel Inn, Mt. Shasta ............................530-926-4617

Finlandia Motel, Mt. Shasta .....................530-926-5596

Woodsman Hotel, Mt. Shasta ..............530-926-3411

Golden Eagle Motel, Dorris ......................530-397-3114

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hear my story

George McArthur A Simple Life, Lived Well

Four generations later, family still rooted with great grandfather’s vision.

After an exhausting day of work, George McArthur watches the sun sink below the horizon in the sleepy Fall River Valley, just as his great-grandfather did in the 1880s. Though times have changed in the town that was named after his ancestors, the landscape retains the same serenity that has kept the McArthurs anchored there for more than a century. It’s a lifestyle – and a location – that the fourth-generation rancher chose for himself many years ago. “When I was a young kid, maybe 14 or 15, I decided I wanted to be a rancher in the Fall River Valley,” McArthur said. “I went to Chico State and got my bachelor’s degree, and I’ve been all over the world – India, Africa, South America – but this is where I still want to live. My son is 21 and is in the Marines, and he could have spent Christmas anywhere in the world, and he wanted to come to McArthur.” Theirs is a “seasonal life,” he said. “In the spring, the calves are born and we plant our crops. In the summer, we irrigate and make hay. In the fall, you’re shipping your big cattle and getting ready for winter. In the winter, we start getting ready for spring again. It’s a year-round type of life for us,” McArthur said. In the late 1800s, John McArthur, the founding father of the town of McArthur, settled in the area and started his dried goods business. In 1963, his grandson, John McArthur, and his wife Shirley launched McArthur Farm Supply out of their barn. George and his wife, Christine, have owned the business since 1991. It’s a privilege and lofty responsibility to help keep their fellow farmers and ranchers’ operations rolling. “We get to deal with them daily as our neighbors, and we deal with them daily as customers,” McArthur said. Particularly in a small town, customer service is king. The McArthurs take this to heart. “When you lose a customer in a

small town, you probably lose them for life,” he says. They’re proud to take good care of their employees, not just with a paycheck but by investing in technology and training. They’re also proud to care for their environment – wetlands and deer management programs are among the ways they work as custodians of the earth. Today’s Fall River Valley has evolved from the place where his great-grandfather chose to set his roots. “Now, there are fewer farmers and more modernization,” McArthur said. “There used to be two or three farm families where now there is one. There are fewer farm kids. It’s too bad, because country kids are ready to step into the real world and compete.” However, the amenities that lure visitors to the valley are also many of the things that the McArthurs enjoy. “My mom is 77, and she goes to a world-class golf course that wasn’t there when she was growing up,” McArthur said. “You put $20 on the honor system into a coffee can and you play. Where in the world can you do that?” The McArthurs keep a ski boat on the river in summer, and when winter falls, they ice skate on a frozen pond. Reflecting on the place his family has called home for five generations, he mused, “We get to live and work in a place where people come to vacation.”

Lake Siskiyou - Dave Runyan



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F U N FAC T: Tr i n i t y A l p s W i l d e r n e s s , a t 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 acres, is the second largest wilderness area in California.


* In this section all members are organized alphabetically within each country.

Juantita Lake, NFS


Best Western PLUS Antelope Inn

AAA, 67 newly remodeled rooms, outdoor pool with deck awning. Satellite TV. Adjacent to restaurant and gas station. RV/Boat parking. Full hot breakfast. Pets welcome, Wi-Fi & Hi-Fi. See Ad on Inside Front Cover.

Lodging at Rolling Hills Casino The Lodge Vagabond or Ramada Inn & Suites

Choose between two hotels at Rolling Hills Casino! Both hotels offer clean, safe and comfortable accommodations, complete with a complimentary breakfast buffet and all the fun that Rolling Hills offers. It is better to play! See Ads on page 32 & 38.

Motel 6

Big Creek Lodge & Motel, Hayfork .........530-628-5521

203 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-8882, 1-800-Western, fax: 530-527-5078; 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021; 530-824-3220, 530-824-8300;, email:

20 Williams Avenue, American Inn Express, Red Bluff................530-527-3545

Hampton Inn & Suites, Red Bluff


Best Western, Corning.................................530-824-2468

Holiday Inn Express, Corning


Comfort Inn, Corning...................................530-824-5200

Lassen Mineral Lodge, Mineral


Comfort Inn, Red Bluff.................................530-529-7060

M Star Hotel, Red Bluff


Child’s Meadows Resort, Mill Creek........530-595-3383

Mill Creek Resort, Mill Creek


Cinderella Motel, Red Bluff .......................530-527-5490

Oasis Springs Lodge, Paynes Creek 530-474-1487

Classic Inn, Red Bluff....................................530-528-8890

Ramada Inn & Suites, Corning


Corning Olive Inn Motel, Corning............530-824-2468

Seven Inn, Corning


Crystal Motel, Red Bluff..............................530-527-1021

Sky Terrace Motel, Red Bluff


Days Inn, Corning ........................................530-824-2000 Sportsman Lodge, Red Bluff


Days Inn, Red Bluff .......................................530-527-6130

Super 8, Red Bluff


Deer Creek Lodge, Mill Creek ..................530-258-2939

The Lodge, Corning


Driftwood Resort, Los Molinos ..................530-384-2851

Travelodge, Red Bluff


Economy Inn, Corning .................................530-824-4322

Triangle Motel, Red Bluff


Hampton Inn & Suites, Red Bluff ..............530-529-9916


Motel Trinity

Trinity Alps Resort

Ripple Creek Cabins, Trinity Center....530-266-3505

Elk Grove Cabins, Burnt Ranch.................530-629-3914

Steelhead Cottages, Big Flat ............ 530-623-6325

Forty Niner Motel, Weaverville ................530-623-4937

Trinity Adventure Park, Big Bar......... 530-623-3964

Gold Hill Resort, Trinity Center ................530-266-3257

Trinity Canyon Lodge, Helena........... 530-623-6318

Hayfork Big Creek Ldg, Hayfork..............530-628-5521

Trinity Mtn Resort, Trinity Center..... 530-462-4677

Hyampom Resort Motel, Hyampom ........530-628-4758

Trinity River Lodge, Lewiston............. 530-778-3791

Indian Creek Lodge, Douglas City...........530-623-6294

Victorian Inn, Weaverville................... 530-623-4432

Lakeview Terrace Resort, Lewiston..........530-778-3803

Weaverville Hotel, Weaverville......... 530-623-2222

Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston............................530-778-3823

Ziegler’s Trails’ End, Hyampom ........ 530-628-4929

Littlefield Ranch, Ruth Lake ......................707-574-6689


Pool, guest laundry room, data ports, restaurant close, Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-9200, pet friendly. Fairgrounds and historical park nearby. 800-466-8356, fax: 530-528-1219;

Heated pool, kitchen units available, HBO, in room coffee, refrigerators & microwaves. Free Ice. In room Jacuzzi’s available. BBQ pits in the picnic area, coin laundry facility.

Red Hill Motel, Weaverville ................ 530-623-4331

Bonanza King Resort, Trinity Center.......530-266-3305

1270 Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093; 530-623-2129, 877-623-5454; fax: 530-623-6007;, email: 1750 Trinity Alps Rd.

Family resort with 50 individual cabins, on Stuart Fork Trinity Center, CA 96091; 530-286-2205; River. General store, restaurant, tennis, volleyball,, basketball, swimming, fishing, weddings, retreats, email: seminars. Open May 15-Sept. 30th.

Acres of Paradise RV Park, Paradise.......530-877-5688

Paradise Trailer RV Park, Paradise... 530-877-6015

Almond Tree RV Park, Chico......................530-899-1271

Paramount Trailer Park, Chico.......... 530-343-3855

Butte County Fair Grounds, Gridley ......530-846-3626

Pine Crest RV Park, Paradise............. 530-877-4351

Cape Cod Estates & RV Park, Paradise.. 530-877-3168

Pine Ridge Trailer Park, Paradise .... 530-877-0677

Feather West Trv. Trl Park, Paradise ......530-877-9666

Ponderosa Mobile Estates, Paradise..... 530-877-4254

Lime Saddle Campground, Paradise.......530-876-8516

Quail Trails RV Park, Paradise........... 530-877-6581

Paradise Pines, Magalia..............................530-873-5263

Skyway Villa & RV Park, Paradise..... 530-877-1350

OROVILLE / LA K E OROVILLE COUNTR Y Bidwell Canyon RV & Marina, Oroville...530-538-2200

McGrath’s RV Park, Oroville .............. 530-534-5447

Dingerville USA RV Park, Oroville............530-533-9343

Mount Vista RV Park, Oroville........... 530-534-113

Falling Rock RV Park, Oroville ..................530-533-9070

Rhoads End RV Park, Thermalito...... 530-534-5087

Feather Falls RV Park, Oroville.................530-533-9020

Riffles RV Park, Oroville ..................... 530-534-5550

Golden Feather Mobile Park, Oroville ...530-533-8679

River Reflections RV Park, Oroville . 530-533-1995

Loafer Creek Campground, Oroville ......530-538-2217

S U S A N V I L L E / L A S S E N C O U N T RY Days End RV Park, Standish.......................530-254-1094

Oakhaven RV Park, Janesville........... 530-310-0043

Eagle Lake Campgrounds, Susanville ....530-257-4188

Pineview RV, Susanville........................ 530-257-4971

Eagle Lake R.V. Park, Susanville ...............530-825-3133

Susanville RV Park, Susanville............ 530-251-4757

Honey Lake Campground, Milford...........530-253-2508

Wind-Break Trailer Park, Doyle......... 530-827-2676

Mariner’s Resort, Eagle Lake.....................530-825-3333


Sunrise Motel/Guesthouse/RV Park

Enjoy the sunrise at our AAA approved motel, 3 bedroom RV Park has pull throughs with lawn, trees & full hookups.

62271 Hwy 299 West, P.O. Box 345, Cedarville, CA 96014; 530-279-2161; email:

Brass Rail Campground, Alturas..............530-233-2906

Nifty’s Mobile/RV Park, Alturas .......530-233-5322

Eagles Nest RV, Tulelake.............................530-664-2081

Sully’s Trailer Lodge, Alturas ..........530-233-5347

Likely Place RV, Likely.................................530-233-4466

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CHESTER / LA K E AL M ANOR COUNTR Y Big Cove Resort, Lake Almanor .............. 530-596-3349

Leisure RV Park, Chester .......................530-258-2302

Brookside RV Park, Chester..................... 530-258-3584

Martin’s R.V. Park, Chester ......................530-258-2407

Canyon Dam RV Park, Canyon Dam .... 530-284-7046 North Shore Campground, Lake Almanor...... 530-258-3376 Forest Park RV Spaces, Canyon Dam ... 530-284-7405

Paul Bunyan Resort, Lake Almanor.......530-596-4700

Lake Cove Resort, Lake Almanor ........... 530-284-7697

Whispering Pines RV Park, Canyon Dam.....530-284-7404

Q UINC Y/ F EATHER RIVER COUNTR Y Belden Town RV, Belden..............................530-283-9662

Pioneer RV Park, Quincy .................... 530-283-0769

Caribou Crossroads RV Park, Belden.....530-283-1384

Pine Oak RV Park, Cromberg............. 530-836-2079

Clio’s River Edge RV, Clio ...........................530-836-2375

River Ranch RV Park, Quincy ............ 530-283-1908

Feather River RV, Graeagle........................530-836-2183

Sierra Springs Resort, Blairsden ....... 530-836-2747

Golden Coach RV Resort, Cromberg ......530-836-2426

Sleepy Hollow Park RV, Portola ........ 530-832-5914

J & J’s Grizzly Campground, Portola ......530-832-0270

Taylorsville Campground, Taylorsville......530-394-0160

J.D. Trailer Ranch, Vinton ...........................530-514-1022

Trails West Trlr Park, Portola.............. 530-832-5074

Little Bear RV Park, Blairsden ..................530-836-2774

Twain RV Park, Twain ........................... 530-283-2130

Movin’ West RV Park , Graeagle ..............530-836-2614

Fawndale Lodge & RV Resort

15215 Fawndale Rd., Redding, CA 96003; Nestled in 6 acres of quiet pines on I-5, 1 mile south 530-275-8000, 800-338-0941, of Shasta Lake and 10 miles north of Redding. All- fax: 530-275-1863;, Year park with large Pull-Thrus. Shady grassy sites email:

with 30/50 amps. Free hot showers, tent sites, pool, propane, firewood, laundry facilities, cabins with kitchens, CTV, and phones.

Fawndale Oaks RV Park

20433 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehead, CA

Shasta Recreation Co.

14538 Wonderland Blvd.,

Family and group use campgrounds. Thirteen lakeside Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-8113, locations around Shasta Lake from which to choose. fax: 530-275-8344; Group use sites by reservation only. Group camps include large BBQ’s, sinks, bear lockers and large fire pits. Boat launch available. Open all year. Yurts now available! Antlers R.V. Park & Campground, Lakehead..530-238-2322

Marina R.V. Park, Redding .................. 530-241-4396

Best In The West Resort, Castella............530-235-2603

Premier RV Resorts, Redding.............. 530-246-0101

Ca Kamloops Campground, Redding .....530-238-2472

Redding RV Park, Redding ................. 530-241-0707

Doney Creek RV Park, Lakehead.............530-238-8688

Trail In RV Park, Lakehead ................. 530-238-8533

Green Acres RV Park, Redding..................530-223-3780


Shaded, grassy, full hook-ups with cable and WiFi. Tenters, day use, fishermen and clubs welcome. Rentals also available. Store, pool, laundry, propane, playground, gameroom, kitchen/clubroom. Yearround. I-5 at Fawndale Road, East side of Interstate exit #689, right, 1/2 mile to end of road, 2nd park, Call Shannon or Cary with any questions.

Shasta Lake RV Resort

Located on the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake. 96051; 530-238-2370, 800-3-SHASTA; Shaded pull-thru sites with full hook-ups, cabins.; Secluded tent sites, pool, showers, laundry, boat dock, email: etc., Open all year.

15015 Fawndale Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-0764, 888-838-2159, fax: 530-275-6074;, email:


Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground

Camp on pristine Hat Creek Ranch, quiet off highway and nestled in Pines. Large full hook-ups, grass tent sites, modern restrooms & showers, store. Fish famous Hat Creek or private lake stocked with trout. Children’s swim beach & laundry facilities. Free Wi-Fi.

Mt. Lassen/Shingletown KOA

Doty Lane, P.O. Box 5, Hat Creek, CA 96040; 530-335-7171;

7749 KOA Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088;

Located just 14 miles from Lassen, our scenic Kamp- 530-474-3133; 800-562-3403; ground nestled among cedars and pines has every- fax: 530-474-3024;, thing you are looking for! Visit our website for details. email: Burney Falls Trailer Resort, Burney ........530-335-2781

Rancheria RV Park, Hat Creek .......... 530-335-7514


Holiday Harbor RV Park

Want to camp close to the waters of Shasta Lake? We have 27 spaces in our RV Park that are closer to water than any park on Shasta. This tree shaded park has full hook-ups with 50 amp service in each space. We have restrooms with showers and laundry facilities. Access to our private moorage slips is conveniently located in the center of the park. We have our own private swim cove with swim dock. Our hiking trail accesses our store and restaurant for breakfast or an afternoon of ice cream on the deck. Due to the popularity of our lakeside park, reservations are strongly recommended 6 months in advance. Open April-October. See Ad on page 24.


Visit Redding’s newest park located on the Sacramento River, Family built and owned, with concrete pads and large pull throughs. Beautiful landscaping right off Highway 5 exit #673! River sites available & Wireless Internet! New Solar Controlled Pool & 3000 Feet of River Frontage.

Lakehead Campground & RV Park

20061 Shasta Caverns Road, O’Brien, CA 96070; 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628, fax: 530-238-2102;, email:

6612 Riverland Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-365-7965, 800-469-5910;, email:

20999 Antlers Road, P.O. Box 646,

20483 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2003, Lounge 530-238-2004, fax: 530-238-2832;, email:

Mountain Gate RV Park

14161 Holiday Rd., Redding, CA 96003; Large, level pull-thru sites with immaculate grounds, 530-275-4600, 800-404-6040, pool, spa, Wi-Fi and Big Rig friendly. Three miles to fax: 530-275-1905;, Shasta Lake for fishing and water sports. email:


Blue Heron RV Park, Hornbrook...............530-475-3270

Quigley’s RV Park, Klamath River..... 530-465-2224

Doyle’s Camp, Cecilville .............................530-462-4685

Steelhead Lodge/RV, Hamburg......... 530-496-3256

Elk Creek RV Park, Happy Camp ............530-493-2208

Waiika Trailer Haven, Yreka............... 530-842-4500

Mid-River RV Park, Seiad ...........................530-496-3400

Yreka RV Park, Yreka ........................... 530-841-0100

Chateau Shasta MH/RV Park

Chateau Shasta offers a grassy park-like setting for your mobile home or RV. The rural, natural setting will appeal to all! Close to golf, swimming, fishing and skiing.

Reynolds Resorts–Lake Siskiyou


Lakeshore Inn & RV

30 Commercial Way, P.O. Box 30, Etna, CA 96027; 530-467-5678, 877-386-2787;, email:


Featuring shaded pull-thru RV & tent sites, rustic Lakehead, CA 96051; cabins. Full restroom and laundry facilities, swimming 530-238-8450, fax: 530-238-8443; pool, recreation room and country store. Walk to Lake!,

Nestled in a shady grove of trees overlooking Shasta Lake. Cabins, RV & Tent sites, large pool, Full Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. Exit Lakeshore Dr. (#702) off I-5 Freeway.

Mountain Village RV Park

RV Park with scenic view of mountains. Pull through sites, with full hook-ups, cable TV, cabin rental available. Excellent fishing and hunting. Free Wi-Fi. Open year round.

* In this section all members are organized alphabetically within each country.

360 Tent and RV sites on 250 acres of pines. 430-acre recreational lake. Lakeside cabins, store, 600’ beach, marina. Rent powered boats, kayaks, etc.

Mt. Shasta KOA

Picturesque campground against majestic Mt. Shasta. Complete R.V. pull through sites with full hook ups, tent sites and Kamping Kabins available. Swimming pool, horseshoe pits and game room. All located minutes from quaint Mt. Shasta City. Come camp in the pines!!

704 S. Old Stage Rd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3279; email:

4239 W.A. Barr Road, P.O. Box 276, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-2610, 888-926-2618, fax: 530-926-5061;, email: 900 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-4029, 800-562-3617;, email:

Abram’s Mobile Estates, Mt. Shasta ........530-926-2312

Rustic RV Park, Dunsmuir ................... 530-235-4314

Fowlers Campground, McCloud...............530-964-2184

Shady Lane RV Park, Tulelake............ 530-667-2617

Friday’s RV Retreat, McCloud ..................530-964-2878

Stateline RV Park, Tulelake................. 530-667-4849

Friendly RV Park, Weed..............................530-938-2805

Trailer Lane RV Park, Weed ............... 530-938-4554

Hi-Lo Motel Cafe/RV Park, Weed.............530-938-2731

Tulelake Fairgrounds, Tulelake.......... 530-667-5312

McCloud RV Park, McCloud .....................530-964-2252

John Growney - Cowboy Up!

hear my story

Where “Cowboy Up” really means something! In the world of rodeo, he’s larger than life – considered by his peers to be simply the best. But in Red Bluff, “I’m just the John Growney who was born and raised here,” he said. “I’m just me.” That’s one of the many things that keeps this legendary stock contractor hanging his hat in the town his great-great-grandfather chose. “Red Bluff was made great long before me, and long before my dad,” Growney said. “It’s one of the biggest ranching communities around. Everybody can be a cow man here, whether you run 10 cows or 10,000.” The son of a car salesman, Growney began riding bulls in high school. By his late 20s, he had enough bulls and horses to start a stock contracting business. Today, Growney Brothers Rodeo Co. is one of the leading providers of bulls and bucking horses for rodeos on the West Coast. Growney gained national recognition in the late 1980s when he bought the legendary Red Rock, a bull who had never been ridden successfully in 309 attempts. In a best-of-seven showdown, the year’s top bull rider, Lane Frost, was able to ride Red Rock four times. The matchup pushed rodeo’s popularity through the roof. A year later, Frost was killed by a bull, and his career was the subject of the film “8 Seconds.” Growney – who made a cameo appearance in the movie – decided not to let another bull rider ever sit on Red Rock’s back. Today, Red Rock and Frost are both in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Red Rock died in 1994 on Growney’s ranch, where he is buried under an oak tree. It’s right on that ranch that Growney declares, “I’ve never had a real job. What I do has never been work. Everything I do is fun. I’m 63, but I feel like I’m 18.” F U N FAC T: H o n e y Run Covered Bridge, built in 1 8 94 , i s t h e o n l y three-level bridge in the nation.

His career takes him all over the country, and Red Bluff’s rodeo activities are known everywhere he goes. “When I’m in New York, people know about the Red Bluff Round-Up and our Bull and Gelding Sale. They’re huge in the livestock rodeo world.” That didn’t just happen overnight. “Somebody 80 years ago had the foresight to make Red Bluff important,” Growney said. “That was back when everybody would pull together. There was a volunteer base, with people wanting to make things better for our community.” His career is one of several that is featured in the documentary “Cowboy Up,” which provides a glimpse into rodeo life. He was named Man of the Year in 2012 by the Tehama County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen, and Growney Brothers Rodeo Company has been named the Stock Contractor of the Year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Being a rodeo man is about much more than bulls and broncs, Growney said. “Something that started as a hustle for me 30 years ago became true friendships and relationships,” he said. “I’ve seen generations die and generations be born. I’ve been to funerals, weddings and baptisms. Everywhere we go, we have family. Our lives are intertwined.” And just like his great-great-grandfather, he’s not going anywhere. “I love Red Bluff. I adore Red Bluff,” he said. “This is my anchor.”

RED B LU F F/ TEHA M A COUNTR Y Bend R.V. Park, Red Bluff ............................530-527-6289

O’Nite R.V. Park, Red Bluff................... 530-527-5868

Corning RV Park, Corning..........................530-824-2410

Pelham’s Bay Resort.............................. 530-384-1919

Driftwood RV, Los Molinos..........................530-384-2851 Red Bluff RV Park, Red Bluff............... 530-529-2929 Durango RV Resorts, Red Bluff..................530-527-5300

River Inn RV Park, Los Molinos........... 530-384-2838

Heritage RV Park, Corning.........................530-824-6130

River’s Edge RV Park, Red Bluff ........ 530-527-4434

Hidden Marina RV, Los Molinos .............530-384-1800

Woodson Bridge RV Park, Corning... 530-839-2151


Bigfoot Campground & RV Park

Honey R un Cove red


On the Trinity River – Riverfront cabins, large shaded RV sites, Tent camping, swimming pool, store, guides for Salmon – Steelhead fishing, rafting, close to Weaverville – Lakes.

Del Loma RV Park & Campground

21720 State Hwy 299, Big Bar, CA 96010; 530-623-2834, 800-839-0194;, email:

Pinewood Cove Resort

45110 State Hwy 3, Trinity Center, CA 96091-9401; 530-286-2201, 800-988-5253, fax: 530-286-2202;

Located in the center of California’s second largest National Forest and Wilderness area. We are on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Trinity River. Including 41 camping and RV sites, 5 cabins, pool, mini golf, game room, fishing, hunting, volleyball, rafting, kayaking, cable TV, full hook-up and country store

Complete RV & tent campground with hot showers, convenience store. Beautiful cedar park model cabins, canoe and kayak rentals. heated swimming pool, boat docks, launch ramp. A Forever Resort! See Ad on page 29.

Burney Falls

P.O. Box 280, Junction City, CA 96048; 530-623-6088, 800-422-5219;,

Coffee Creek RV, Trinity Center.....................530-266-3534

River Oaks Resort, Lewiston

Grover’s Gulch, Douglas City..........................530-623-4203

Sidney Gulch RV Park, Weaverville 530-623-6621


Indian Creek Park, Douglas City...................530-623-6332

Trinity County Fairgrounds, Hayfork 530-628-5223

KOA Campground. Trinity Center................530-266-3337

Trinity Dam RV Park, Lewiston


Old Lewiston RV Resort, Lewiston.................530-778-3894

Trinity River Lodge, Lewiston


Pine Cove Trailer Park, Lewiston...................530-778-3838

Zieglers RV Park, Douglas City


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dining, shopping, services


Great food in the region Bret Christensen



Basshole Bar & Grill

Open daily offering a full bar, great food, outdoor patio. Relax playing pool, darts and video games. Entertainment and theme night specials. “Catch the Excitement!” Families welcome!

Bridge Bay Resort’s Tail O’ The Whale

The Tail O’ the Whale restaurant at Bridge Bay Resort offers fine cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Choose from dozens of delicious menu items ranging from French toast to filet mignon. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Shasta from high among the pine trees! With plenty of windows and an outdoor patio overlooking the lake, our banquet rooms are the perfect setting for business meetings, parties and weddings with up to 140 people. See Ad on page 26.

C.R. Gibbs American Grille

Award-winning restaurant located at Best Western Hilltop Inn. C.R. Gibbs American Grille…”Where Rumor’s End and Legend’s Begin” Come enjoy casual American Dining focused around a full Exhibition Kitchen where you can watch the action taking place. We call it “Eatertainment!” A brick lined oven and rotisserie are on display and you will be served an array of wonderful appetizers, salads, upscale pizzas and specialty entrees. Open daily at 11am. Banquet rooms available for that private dinner party occasion or meeting. Call our catering department at 530-722-2284. See Ad on inside front cover. 60

20725 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 626, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2170;, email:

10300 Bridge Bay Road, Redding, CA 96003; 530-275-3021, 800-752-9669; shasta/bridge_bay/restaurants.htm, email:

Jack’s Grill

Redding’s famous steakhouse, serving the world since 1938. Experience a one-of-a-kind excellence in a unique atmosphere. Open Monday through Saturday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

Lakeshore Inn & RV

Nestled in a shady grove of trees overlooking Shasta Lake. Cabins, RV & Tent sites, large pool, Full Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. Exit Lakeshore Dr. (#702) off I-5 Freeway.

1743 California St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-241-9705;

20483 Lakeshore Dr., Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2003, Lounge 530-238-2004;, email:


2300 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002; 530-221-2335;

* In this section all members are organized alphabetically within each country.

Aaron’s @ McCloud River Lodge

140 Squaw Valley Road, McCloud, CA 530-964-2700;, email:

Best Western PLUS Tree House

111 Morgan Way, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3101, 800-545-7164, fax: 530-926-3542;, email:

The closest full-service bar and dinner house to Mt. Shasta Ski Park and only minutes from McCloud River Falls. Choice steaks, seafood, pasta, daily specials and more. Finest steak, pasta, and fresh fish in the area. Prime Rib daily, homemade soups. Beautiful mountain views, cozy lounge, and full banquet facilities. Open daily. Now open for lunch Fri-Sat. See Ad on inside front cover.

Mount Shasta Resort

1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 530-926-3030;, email:

McCloud River Mercantile Co.

230 Main Street, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2602, email:

Enjoy exquisite dishes while feasting your eyes on breathtaking views of Mt Shasta and the surrounding landscaped greens. Private event rooms and banquet services available. See Ad on page 20.

Enjoy espresso drinks, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast, lunch and a beautiful view. You have a choice from the two Cafes, The White Mountain Café and/or Mountain Star are located in the historic Mercantile. Catering & full banquet facilities available. See Ad on page 55.


Southwest Visitor Center

Located at the base of Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Gift shop, cafe and beverage service. Open daily late May-Early Oct. See Ad on page 43.

Hwy 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park; 530-595-3555;

Phil’s Propeller

3037 Twin View Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019; 530-275-4939, 800-462-3917, fax: 530-275-0200;, email:

Shasta Outlets

1699 Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007; 530-378-1000, fax: 530-378-1032;

Marine propeller repairs and sales. Shasta Lake headquarters for fishing tackle. Live bait available. Call us for the latest fishing information. See Ad on page 21.

Over 40 name brand and designer outlets at savings up to 70% off including Dress Barn, Pendleton, Vans, Gap Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Van Heusen & Kitchen Collection. Restrooms, Tours Welcome, Accessible, California Welcome Center, RV Parking. See Ad page on page 63.

The Fly Shop

The largest fly fishing specialty shop in America, catering exclusively to fly fisherman’s tackle, guide service and travel needs. Open all year. See Ad on page 23.

4140 Churn Creek Road, Redding, CA 96002; 530-222-3555, 800-669-FISH, fax: 530-222-3572;, email:


Basshole Company Store

20725 Lakeshore Dr., P.O. Box 626, Lakehead, CA 96051; 530-238-2170;, email:

Mt. Shasta Mall

900 Dana Drive, Redding, CA 96003; 530-223-6702, fax: 530-223-2793;

We offer a large variety of live and artificial bait, fishing equipment and souvenirs. Check out Penni’s Hottest “Basshole” Apparel- T shirts, tanks, “Nice Bass” shorts and pants, sweatshirts- hooded and zip up, long sleeve shirts, caps and visors.

Regional Shopping Center anchored by Macy’s, JC Penny, Sears, Old Navy, a state of the art food court, and over 80 specialty stores and services. See Ad on this page.

Jack’s Grill, Redding

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Manzanita Lake Camper Store

Offering cabin rentals, camper service store, including gift shop, snack bar, groceries, & sundries. Showers, laundry, and gasoline. Open daily mid May – Early Oct. See Ad on page 43.

Hwy. 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park; 530-335-7557;, email:

Southwest Visitor Center

Located at the base of Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Gift shop, cafe and beverage service. Open daily May-Early Oct. See Ad on page 43.



Ted Fay Fly Shop

Dunsmuir’s oldest fly shop, serving fly fishermen for five decades. A minute from the Upper Sac. Very close to I-5. Guide services available.

McCloud River Mercantile Co.

Enjoy shopping in an historic restored Mercantile with numerous merchants offering a variety of goods. From an apothecary candy store, handmade jewelry, apparel, vintage goods including American made products. Café, hotel and banquet facilities also available. See Ad on page 55.

5732 Dunsmuir Ave., P.O. Box 47, Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-2969;

Gaumer’s Jewelry & Museum

Beautiful jewelry and gift items. Known for fine quality and workmanship, excellent service, and very reasonable prices. Fascinating mineral and mining museum on premises (free admission).

Lucero Olive Oil

We are a 4th generation California olive grower. Lucero grows, mills, and bottles award winning extra virgin olive oil and carries a line of balsamic.

Olive Pit

Specialty Food Store – Olive Tasting. Incredible selection of olives, olive oil, dried fruit, pickled vegetables. Café features espresso, burgers, deli sandwiches, milkshakes, frosties & ice cream. RV parking. We ship.


Great Ad-Ventures Publishing, Inc.

Publisher of 101 Things To Do in Butte County. 230 Main Street, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2602;, email:

R E D B L U F F / T E H A M A C O U N T RY

Hwy 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park; 530-595-3555;, email:

P.O. Box 5006 Oroville, CA 95966; 530-533-2170, fax: 530-533-2181;, email:


All Wheel Alignment

18730 Old Oasis Road, Redding, CA 96003; 800-568-8892, 530-241-1010;, email:

Corbett Productions

29063 Shingle Creek Lane, Shingletown, CA 96088; 530-474-3236;

Conveniently located off I-5 North in Redding. Easy access and free overnight stay. Specializing in complete auto, truck, RV repair. Nationwide warranty on all repairs.

78 Belle Mill Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-6166;, email:

Full service video production company. From outdoor events to live concerts, youtube, and web video. The local guy’s with the big bang.

2120 Loleta Avenue, Corning, CA 96021, 877-330-2190, 530-824-2190,, email:

Our goal is to share all that is good about living in the North State. Enjoy the Store is open MondayFriday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5.

Enjoy Magazine

1475 Placer Street, Suite C, Redding, CA 96001; 530-246-4687;, email:

I-5 Corning Rd. Exit #631, Corning, CA 96021; 530-824-4667, 800-654-8374, fax: 530-824-4702;, email:

Rick Satava Inspiration Blown

hear my story


Glassblower’s commitment to ancient craft crystallizes town’s image. Art glass has helped Chico become identified as one of the top 100 art communities in America. Rick Satava’s renowned work is a big reason why. Satava, a master glassblower, is the owner of Satava Art Glass. His Chico studio produces hand-blown and solid forms in glass, and his work is known throughout the world. Jellyfish in glass and handblown vases depicting natural landscapes are among the studio’s most sought-after creations. Satava was introduced to glassblowing in 1969 while attending Ocean High School in Pacifica. He attended the College of San Mateo and Chico State University before opening his studio in 1977. Using ancient techniques to create original designs in handblown glass, Satava creates individually crafted works with a combination of technical skills and creativity. In the art community, he is recognized for his vivid colors and distinctive portrayals of nature. His work is found in important public and private collections. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one location that contracts with Satava to provide renditions of jellyfish in colorful, ethereal and intricately detailed shapes. He became fascinated with the creatures while visiting the aquarium in the 1980s, after having grownup as a beach boy in Pacifica. “I’ve always been inspired and had an interest in the sea – that’s where my nautical series has come from,” Satava said. Many of his works draw on micro-local inspiration, focusing on Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak and the rice fields around the Sutter

* In this section all members are organized alphabetically within each country.

Buttes. “Lots of mountains and local terrain figure in my designs,” said Satava, who has lived near Butte Creek for years. He’s currently working on a Native American basket series, where he is crafting baskets out of glass. “It’s something I’ve been playing around with for a while,” he said. It’s a delight to work in a vibrant, creative town, Satava said of Chico. Artists of all varieties choose to make it their home. “It has always been a community that supports the arts, and also a community that’s affordable for a lot of artists,” Satava said. “Chico State has a pretty strong art department, which is how I ended up here – and it’s how many other artists arrived in Chico. It was a place I could afford to buy property and start a studio.” Although with his success, Satava could live just about anywhere, he has stayed loyal to Chico. “I love the community. There are a lot of great people with a lot of creative energy,” Satava said. “The only thing that’s lacking for me … is an ocean.”

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eventcalendar Jan.







6 69th Annual Scott Valley Pleasure

16 Gold Rush Days

Park Rodeo, Etna, 530-467-3515

Yreka, 530-842-1649

Yreka/ Klamath River 2

11-12 Siskiyou Dog Sled Races,

Mt. Shasta, 530-926-3641

23-25 Coyote Classic Ski Race, Mt. Shasta Ski Park 530-589-3700

Mt. Shasta/ McCloud

1 Chinese Lion Dance,

Dunsmuir, 530-235-2177

23 Tribute to the Trees, Dunsmuir

28 Annual Chinese New Year

City Park, 530-235-2219

30 Modoc “Super Bull” Bull Riding Event, Cedarville 530-279-6383 2 Old Lewiston Peddler’s Fair,


Weaverville, 530-623-6101

McCloud Flea Market, McCloud, 530-964-3113

8 Dunsmuir Railroad Days,

, ntain Fair Intermou rthur McA

24 Surprise Valley Annual Squirrel Round-Up, Cedarville 530-279-2001

Alturas/Modoc month, Weaverville, 530-623-6101


4 Art Cruise, 1st Saturday of every


Lewiston, 530-623-4908

Celebration, Weaverville, 530-623-5284 or 530-623-6101

Weaverville/Trinity 5

18-22 Kool April Nites,

Redding, 530-226-0844 or 800-874-7562


Shasta Damboree, Shasta Lake, 530-949-2759

17-19 Redding Rodeo, Redding

530-241-8559 or 800-874-7562

13-17 Shasta District Fair,

Anderson, 530-378-6789

June - August

Market Fest, Redding, 530-243-7773

26-27 Whiskeytown Sailing Regatta,

Redding/ Shasta Lake

Whiskeytown Lake, 800-474-2782

26 Mountain Cruiser’s Car Show, Burney, 530-335-2111


Burney/ Eastern Shasta

30 22nd Annual Main St. Cruise


Classic Car Show-n-Shine, Susanville, 530-257-4323

Susanville/ Lassen 8

Blackberry Festiva l,

24-28 71st Red Bluff Bull &

Mt. Shasta

Gelding Sale, Red Bluff, 530-527-2045

20-22 91st Annual Red Bluff Round-Up, Red Bluff, 530-527-5550


8-10 Crawdad Festival,

Corning May Madness Car Show, Corning, 530-824-5550

Red Bluff, 530-352-9453

Red Bluff/ Tehama 9 Jan-April

Guided Snowshoe Hikes, Chester, 530-595-4480

Chester/ Lake Almanor 10 15

Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series, Johnsville 530-836-6811


Winter Holiday Snowmobile Poker Run, Chester, 530-836-6811

28-29 Annual Dog Sled Races, Chester, 530-258-2426


Winter Holiday Snowmobile Poker Run, Portola 530-836-6811

16-17 26th Annual Cowboy Poetry,



Sled Dog Races, Portola 530-836-6811


Historic Longboard Ski

Quincy/ Revival Series, Johnsville Feather River 530-836-6811

Vinton, 530-993-4692

14 Taste of Plumas,

Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series, Johnsville 530-836-6811



26-29 Gold Nugget Days,

Paradise, 530-872-8722


Wildflower Century Bike Ride, Chico, 800-482-2453

24-28 Silver Dollar Fair,

Chico, 530-895-4666

7-12 Feather Fiesta Days Festival,


Oroville, 530-538-2542

Oroville/ Lake Oroville


works us Fire Fabulo rations b le Ce

Quincy, 530-283-3402


19 Red Suspenders Day,

1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

Gridley, 530-846-3142

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country





8-12 Siskiyou Golden Fair, Yreka, 530-842-2767

21-23 Balloon Fair, Montague, 530-905-4692




27-29 65th McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta,

11 Veterans Day Ceremony at

Cool Mountain Nights, Mt. Shasta, 530-926-6004

Living Memorial Sculpture Gardens, Weed, 530-938-2218


Tulelake Butte Valley Fair, Tulelake, 530-667-5312

McCloud, 530-964-3113

6-8 Fandango Days Celebration, Alturas, 530-233-4434

16-19 Modoc County District Fair,

14-16 Alturas Balloonfest &

4 4th of July Celebration,

4-5 Ruth Lake Summer Festival and


9th Annual Highland Harvest Festival 13  Salmon Festival Weaverville, 530-623-3886 Weaverville, 530-623-6101

4 Highland Art Center Arts & Crafts

24-26 Trinity County Fair,


32nd Annual Honeybee Festival, Palo Cedro, 530-547-3676

12-14 Big Bike Weekend,


9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Shasta Lake, 530-275-7497

20 Return of the Salmon Festival,

Weaverville, 530-623-6101

Cedarville, 530-279-2315

Rodeo, Ruth, 530-623-6101

Migratory Bird Festival, Alturas, 530-233-4434

Hayfork, 530-628-5223

Fair, Weaverville, 530-623-5111

3 Anderson Explodes,

Anderson, 530-365-8095

4 Freedom Festival,

Redding, 530-225-4095 or 800-874-7562

5-8 Burney Basin Days, Burney, 530-335-2111

4 Fall River Valley Wild Rice Festival,

Fall River Valley, 530-336-7362 30-3 94th Intermountain Fair, McArthur, 530-336-5695


18 Ide Adobe Days, Red Bluff, 530-529-8599

27-30 Tehama District Fair,

Red Bluff, 530-527-5920

24-25 Corning Olive Festival,

Corning, 530-824-5550

4-5 Almanor Art Show, Chester 530-283-3402

5-8 High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, 510-595-1115

gion s in the Re Bike Race

7 Annual Bizz Johnson Marathon,

Anderson, 530-365-8622

6 Rails to Trails Festival, Susanville

Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival, Westwood 530-256-2456 18-22 Lassen County Fair, Susanville 530-251-8900 Red Bluff, 530-527-6220

Redding, 530-222-8025

7 Heritage Day Celebration, Burney, 530-335-2777


4 July 4th Celebration,



31-2 Bigfoot Jamboree, Happy Camp, 530-493-5106

July 4th Celebration/Fun Run, Mt. Shasta, 530-926-6004



Susanville, 530-257-3252

5-7 15th Annual West Coast Monster Truck Nationals, Red Bluff, 530-527-6220 6 21st Annual Antique Street Fair, Red Bluff, 530-527-3092 18-30 30th Annual Western Open Fiddle Championships, Red Bluff, 530-527-6220

31 “NBC” New Year’s Eve Bull & Bronco Ride, Red Bluff, 530-891-1650

8 27th Annual Streetrod Extravaganza, Chester, 530-258-2426 or 800-350-4838

Plumas-Sierra County Fair, Quincy, 530-283-6272

17-19 Railroad Days,

Portola, 530-836-6811

31-2 Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale, Graeagle 530-836-6811


Chico Palio, Artoberfest Kick-Off, Chico, 530-228-2860

9 Taste of Chico,

23-26 Butte County Fair,

Gridley, 530-846-3626

Chico, 530-345-6500


Johnny Appleseed Days, Paradise, 530-877-9356

Chico, 530-228-2860

1-31 Artoberfest,

22 17th Annual Salmon Festival

Pow Wow, Oroville, 530-538-2542 or 800-655-GOLD

**For a complete list of 4th of July celebrations & December festivities contact:

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association 530-365-7500 or 800-474-2782

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information services

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association celebrates “85” years of providing recreation information. Promoting eight counties in the Shasta Cascade Region. Over 30,000 square miles! The region’s complete visitor information resource – call for your brochure today and mention SDB for a free scenic driving brochure, or BCR to receive a free backcountry roads guide.

For regional information contact us at: 1-800-4SHASTA (474-2782) or 530-365-7500 Fax: 530-365-1258 email: 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, CA 96007 California Welcome Center, Anderson Located at the south end of Shasta Outlets, the Welcome Center is operated by the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association. Come in for free maps and brochures, browse great historic and informational exhibits, including our brand new geocaching display, view wild trout in our waterfall pond, take your photo with Joe Tourist, our friendly mascot, or Ed our life-size bronze grizzly bear. Shop in our book and gift store for a wide selection of local products. Our friendly staff is available to assist you 7 days a week, 361 days a year.



1699 Hwy. 273, Anderson, CA 96007; 530-365-1180; fax: 530-365-1258;, email:

1 Yreka/Klamath River Country 2 Mt. Shasta/McCloud Country 3 Alturas/Modoc Country

Alturas Chamber of Commerce Call for events & information about vacationing in Modoc Country.

Burney Chamber of Commerce Burney Chamber is comprised of local businesses/ individuals located in the Intermountain Area. We are dedicated to promoting a better business environment and tourist destination.

Butte County Cultural Tourism Call us today or visit our website for information about things to see and do in Butte County.

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce A historic town in south Shasta County. We are the 1st exit off I-5. Historic 19th century frontier town with the Old West look and feel.

Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Trains, waterfalls, hiking, swimming, world-class Sacramento River fly fishing, famous restaurants, unique gift shops, charming motels, skiing, and botanical gardens. Check our website for events.

Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Complete visitor information for Eastern Plumas County. Business directory for Eastern Plumas. Assists business in promoting area, events, networking and increasing revenues. 4 Weaverville/Trinity Country 5 Redding/Shasta Lake Country 6 Burney/Eastern Shasta Country

7 Susanville/Lassen Country 8 Red Bluff/Tehama Country 9 Chester/Lake Almanor Country

600 S. Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101; 530-233-4434; fax 530-233-5099, email: 37028 Main Street, PO Box 36, Burney CA 96013; 530-335-2111;, email:

805 Whispering Winds Lane, Chico, CA 95928; 530-228-2860, fax: 530-342-8243;, email: 3308 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022; 530-347-6800;, email:

5915 Dunsmuir Avenue #100, Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-2177, 800-DUNSMUIR, fax: 530-235-0911;, email:

P.O. Box 1043, Graeagle, CA 96103; 530-836-6811, fax: 530-836-6809;, email:

10 Quincy/Feather River Country 11 Chico/Paradise Country 12 Oroville/Lake Oroville Country

Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 475, Fall River Mills,

Call us today or visit our website for information CA 96028, 530-336-5840;, about things to see and do in Fall River.


Hayfork Chamber of Commerce Our purpose is to promote and advertise the Community of Hayfork and allied communities; to encourage development of new industry, business, and civic improvements.

McCloud Chamber of Commerce

McCloud is a popular destination retreat in the shadow of Mt. Shasta and natural alpine beauty. It also offers unique historic architecture and small town charm.

P.O. Box 191, 6000 Hwy 3, Hayfork, CA 96041; 530-628-5610.

PO Box 372, McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-3113;, email:

Shopping in McCloud is a delightful experience. See Ad on page 19.

Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau Mount Shasta ~ “Where Heaven and Earth Meet”. The city of Mount Shasta, elevation 3500 feet, sits at the base of the mountain. Whether it’s shopping, a worldclass golf course, a lake-side picnic, summer or winter sports, Mount Shasta offers many activities for an afternoon or a week-long stay.

Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce Free information, maps and business referrals for visitors and residents. Check our website for local goods and services, or call our office to request a free packet. See Ad on page 11.

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Discover Paradise. Shop dozens of antique shops, galleries & gift stores for that perfect treasure. Explore the Gold Nugget Museum. Enjoy outdoor recreation activities among breathtaking vistas and tall pines. See Ad on page 41.

Plumas County Visitors Bureau Free vacation planner, helpful website, friendly travel advice to uncrowded, affordable Northern Sierra/Feather River region. Four-season outdoor recreation, nature, cabins, lakes, forest trails, scenic byways, small towns.

Red Bluff/Tehama County Chamber Our new Chamber of Commerce is here to serve you! 400 members and growing. Visit us for more information at

300 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; 800-926-4865;

Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau Visit Redding in the heart of magnificent ShastaCascade region to experience awesome granite spires, breathtaking waterfalls, exciting gold rush ruins, and the largest sundial in the world - the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay. With its many hotels and restaurants to suit nearly any taste, as “California’s Natural Getaway”, Redding makes the perfect base camp for exploring Shasta Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the beautiful Trinity Alps. Blue skies are reflected in the majestic Sacramento River as it meanders right through the heart of this beautiful city which is located less than an hour’s drive from your favorite far-northern California attraction! Visit our website or call us today to request a free vacation planning kit. See Ad on page 34-35.

Scott Valley Chamber

530-467-3355;, email:

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, CA 96007; 1-877-SHASTA4U (742-7824) or 530-365-7500,fax: 530-365-1258;, email:

1789 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2542, 800-655-GOLD (4653), fax: 530-538-2546;, email:

The eight county region of the Shasta Cascade is abundant with recreational opportunities. Call our office for a free 72-page visitors guide, or visit our website.

5550 Skyway #1, Paradise, CA 95969; 530-877-9356, 888-845-2769, fax: 530-877-1865;, email:

City of Shasta Lake, Gateway to Shasta-Trinity Wonderland, 9 miles north of Redding. Our quaint city is home to Scenic 151 to Shasta Dam. Food, gas, novelties, fishing, boating and skiing.

Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce

Trinity County Chamber of Commerce

100 Main St., P.O. Box 850 Red Bluff, CA 96080; 530-527-6220, 800-655-6225, fax: 530-527-2908;, email:

PO Box 374, Etna, CA 96027

Nestled in the rugged mountains of Northern California. Scott Valley boasts of frontier charm. Visit Scott Valley & enjoy for yourself Northern California’s great outdoor experience.

(For regional information)

550 Crescent St, Quincy, CA 95971; 530-283-6345, 800-326-2247, fax: 530-283-5465;, email:

2334 Washington Avenue, Suite B, Redding, CA 96001; 530-225-4100, 800-874-7562, fax: 530-225-4354;, email:

Trinity County “THE BEST KEPT SECRET” in California. Call or email for our free Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events. See Ad on this page.

Weed Chamber of Commerce Weed, CA is nestled in the mountains and valleys of Siskiyou County. This old country town has a lot to offer all year round! Come for a visit!

Yreka Chamber of Commerce Enjoy the diversity of four distinct seasons and abundant recreational, shopping, and dining opportunities and “step-back-in-time” in Yreka. Panoramic views of Mt.

4857 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019; 530-275-7497, fax: 530-275-7498;, email:

509 Main St., P.O. Box 517, Weaverville, CA 96093; 530-623-6101, 1-800-4-TRINITY, fax: 530-623-3753;, email: 34 Main Street, Weed, CA 96094; 530-938-4624, 877-938-4624, fax: 530-938-1658;, email: 117 W. Miner Street, Yreka, CA 96097; 530-842-1649;, email:

Shasta and surrounding mountains.

Other Chambers in the Region:

TRINITY COUNTY BEST KEPT SECRET Call for a free brochure 530-623-6101 800-487-4648

Anderson Chamber, Anderson..............................530-365-8095 Butte Valley Chamber, Dorris................................530-397-2111 Chico Chamber, Chico............................................530-891-5556 Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber.........................530-258-2426 Corning District Chamber, Corning.....................530-824-5550 Greater Surprise Chamber, Cedarville...............530-279-2001 Gridley Chamber, Gridley......................................530-846-3142 Happy Camp Chamber, Happy Camp................530-493-2900 Indian Valley Chamber, Greenville......................530-284-6633 Lassen County Chamber, Susanville...................530-257-4323 Palo Cedro Chamber, Palo Cedro.......................530-547-4554 Quincy Chamber, Quincy.......................................530-283-0188 Redding Chamber, Redding...................................530-225-4433 Tulelake Chamber, Tulelake...................................530-667-5312 Westwood Area Chamber, Westwood................530-256-2456

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Shasta Cascade Visitor Guide  

Tourism informaiton for things to do in the northern California region.

Shasta Cascade Visitor Guide  

Tourism informaiton for things to do in the northern California region.