Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Many people come to Whiskeytown to enjoy the refreshing, cool, clear-blue water in its reservoir, known as Whiskeytown Lake. Swimming, sailing, kayaking and fishing are popular activities on the lake, but water sports are only a small part of what the park has to offer. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake contain over 70 miles of trails that meander through oak woodlands, conifer forests and along year-round streams. Four trails take you to breath-taking waterfalls. Whiskeytown is a great place to camp, birdwatch, mountain bike and picnic. Visit historic water ditches or taste apples in the historic orchard outside the 1852 Camden house and explore the history of the California Gold Rush. You can even try your hand at gold panning and experience the excitement when you see that first flash of shiny metal in your pan! Come explore your park – the lake, historic areas, and mountain landscape ensure fun for the entire family!
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hydrothermal features for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered.
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Oregon Caves National Monument
Discover the nation’s most fascinating and complex mountain range from the inside out! Join the ranger-guided tour of the Oregon Caves and marvel at the magnificence and mystery of these caverns. Got kids? Great! Join a special family tour and the rangers will leave them excited with wonder and curiosity.
Nestled deep in the rugged and beautiful Siskiyou Mountain, the Oregon Caves are a twisting maze of narrow passages and weirdly beautiful rock formations inside of a mountain. The Siskiyou Mountains are an intricate patchwork of ancient landscapes crumpled up, baked, and thrust up by powerful tectonic forces. This is the most complex and fascinating geological region in the country, as well as one of the biologically diverse. Here and there throughout the mountains are pockets of marble, the metamorphosed remains of ancient tropical reefs. Acidic water trickling through the marble dissolves the rock, leaving behind twisting caverns for adventurous spirits to explore and discover.
Last updated: November 24, 2017