The 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 tallest trees and deepest lake to hydrothermal areas and several different types of caves. Plan your trip around the Circle of Discovery...
Crater Lake National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Tule Lake National Monument
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Redwood National and State Parks
Two hours west of Redding. Most people know Redwood National and State Parks as home to the tallest trees on Earth. This is true, and the park also protect vast prairies, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine California coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife and cultural traditions. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manages these lands.
Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve
Two hours east of Crescent City and an hour and a half west of Medford. 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. Oregon Caves is home to the only underground river federally designated as a Wild and Scenic River. The national monument's ancient forests contain Port Orford Cedar, which are found in the area but nowhere else on earth, and one of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Oregon.
Other Nearby Attractions
Shasta State Historic Park
Last updated: December 16, 2022