Nearby Attractions

Circle of Discovery

Did you know that northern California and southern Oregon are home to seven national park sites? This circle of parks protects everything from America's oldest trees and deepest lake to hydrothermal areas, ice caves, and dramatic waterfalls. Plan your centennial trip around the circle or "tour" them all at a special centennial exhibit at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California from September 30th, 216 through January 2nd, 2017.

Wizard Island and Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island and Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park
3 hrs, 17 min | 190 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions
Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

Cave at Lava Beds National Monument
Blue Grotto Cave at Lava Beds National Monument

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Lava Beds National Monument
3 hrs, 3 min | 170 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you.

Inmates pass through Tule Lake Segregation Center
Inmates pass through Tule Lake Segregation Center

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Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
2 hrs, 40 min | 154 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions
The Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument includes both the Tule Lake Segregation Center, the largest and most controversial of the sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, and Camp Tulelake, which was first a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, then a prisoner of war camp, and finally an additional facility to detain Japanese Americans.

Brokeoff Mountain at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Brokeoff Mountain at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
1 hr, 32 min | 80 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions
Come witness a brief moment in the ancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destruction. Nestled within Lassen's peaceful mountain forests you will find that hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shape and change the land.

Forest floor amidst the mighty redwoods
Forest floor amidst the mighty redwoods

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Redwood National and State Parks
4 hrs, 12 min | 171 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions
Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all people.
The River Styx at Oregon Caves National Monument
The River Styx at Oregon Caves National Monument

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Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve
4 hrs, 17 min | 232 miles from Whiskeytown | Directions Deep inside the Siskiyou mountains lies the "Marble Halls of Oregon". The caves formed when acidic rainwater dissolved the surrounding marble, creating one of the few marble caves in the world. The monument's ancient forests contain endemic Port Orford Cedar and one of the largest Douglas-fir trees in Oregon.
Klamath Network "Circle of Discovery" map
The Klamath Network of national park sites in northern California and southern Oregon form the "Circle of Discovery"

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Nearby California State Parks and National Forest

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.

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095

Phone:

(530) 242-3400

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