• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Nearby Attractions

Ruins in Shasta Historic Park

Shasta State Historic Park

Shasta Historical Park
California State Historic Park
Highway 299 West
Shasta, CA
Phone/Recorded Message
(530) 243-8194
Open
Friday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday through Thursday and Saturday
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

A Gold Rush Era town, Shasta Historical Park is located six miles west of Redding. Highway 299, also the main street, passes through the middle of town. The park features a restored courthouse, now a museum, historic ruins and a cemetery.

Weaverille Joss House

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park


Weaverville Joss House
California State Historic Park
Highway 299 West & Oregon Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
Phone
(530) 623-5284 (530) 225-2065
Open
Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday through Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Located in the heart of Weaverville, this Taoist temple provides a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The park features the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War.

Mt. Lassen in winter.

Lassen Volcanic National Park


Lassen Volcanic National Park
Headquarters
State Route 36
Mineral, CA
(530) 595-4444

Open
All year, Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Closed
Holidays

Loomis Museum, Information & Bookstore
Manzanita Lake (West Entrance)
(530) 595-4444, Ext. 5180
Open
May 27– June 15; Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
June 16 – September 30; daily, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
(Southwest Entrance)
Open every day of the year, including holidays, weather permitting. Hours are currently:
9:00am to 5:00pm, but will change to 9:00am to 6:00pm beginning May 29.
Phone: (530)595-4480

The park is located approximately 50 miles east of Redding and features Lassen Peak, a volcano last active from 1915 to 1921. All four types of volcanoes are found in the park. Visitors may see steam vents, mud pots, boiling pools and sand dunes of volcanic ash. Popular winter activities include snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

Snow capped Mt. Shasta.

Shasta Trinity National Forest


Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Unit
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center

14250 Holiday Road
Redding, CA 96003
Phone
(530) 275-1859
Open
Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend; 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., daily
Mid-September through Mid-May; 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday

Trinity Unit
Weaverville Ranger Station

PO Box 1199
210 Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
Phone
(530) 623-2121
Open
Monday – Friday; 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

This National Recreation Area features boating and fishing at Shasta Lake and Trinity Lakes. Camping, hiking and horse packing are also popular in the National Forest and Wilderness areas of this management unit. Trailheads off of Highway 299 West and State Route 3 lead to the pristine Trinity Alps Wilderness with glaciers, lakes and alpine meadows.

Redwoods and Rhododendron

Humboldt Redwoods State Park


Redwood National and State Parks

Crescent City Information Center

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95331-4198
Phone
(707) 464-6101
Open
March 1 to December 31, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
January 1 to February 28, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Other Visitor Centers
Contact the Visitor Center to learn more about locations and operating hours of other visitor centers located throughout the park

This ancient ecosystem preserves some of the planet’s most majestic forests. Here, where the cool fog of the California summer meets land, a diverse mix of plants and animals are found including banana slugs, gray whales, Douglas-fir, black bears, seals and redwoods. The management unit includes Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park. Together these parks represent 45 percent of the remaining old growth redwood forest in California.

Did You Know?

Glory Hole

The Glory Hole was named after the beautiful Morning Glory flower.