The City of Shasta Lake is the “Gateway to Shasta Dam.” No visitor should pass through without seeing this incredible dam. On the way through this historic town visit the many antique shops, picnic in one of 7 scenic parks, or visit the Indian Center. Check out the woodcarver and the shops on Shasta Dam Blvd. Take a scenic drive to one of many marinas and rent a boat for fishing or a houseboat for a week .
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a Redding not-for-profit organization, has developed a 300-acre exploration park on the Sacramento River. Turtle Bay tells the story of the region and its people through wildlife exhibits, gardens and trails, a spectacular pedestrian bridge, and a large museum.
Multi-colored fluted columns…magnificent stone draperies in symmetrical folds…stalactite and stalagmite formation studded with brilliant crystals…milky white flowstone deposits in miniature waterfalls and other unusual and graceful forms. It is this complete fairyland of nature’s creations in the Caverns which has led geologists to compare its beauty favorable to that of any other limestone and marble cave in the nation.
Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce
The Shasta Lake area is located at the very top of the great Central Valley, in beautiful Northern California, nestled between lush, green mountains. Visible from the City of Shasta Lake are both Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta: both areas offer seasonal snow skiing, snow boarding and hiking.
Castle Crags State Park, Castella
Castle Crags State Park is adjacent to and within a portion of the Castle Crags Wilderness Area. Spires of ancient granite soar from 2,000 feet along the Sacramento River to 6,000 feet at the top of the Crags. Swim in over 2 miles of Sacramento River waterfront or hike along park trails or the 12 miles of the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail crossing the Wilderness Area. Camping is also available at this Park.
BLM Interlakes Special Recreation OHV Area
By foot, hoof, wheel or fin – a treasure trove of recreation adventure awaits you in this rugged territory sandwiched between Shasta, Whiskeytown and Keswick reservoirs. In addition to the lake resources within the National Recreation Area, the region contains a diverse blend of trail opportunities that offer spectacular views of Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Sacramento River, Mount Lassen, and Mount Shasta. Visitors to the rolling, brushy hills near Shasta Lake in northern California will find off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding challenges for all abilities. More than 250 miles of roads and trails are open to motorcyclists, all-terrain vehicle drivers, and four-wheelers.
MarketFest Summer Festival
MarketFest is Redding’s weekly Downtown Summer Festival held in Library Park every Thursday evening from 4:30 to 8:30 and runs June through September. Each week MarketFest weaves musical guests, a farmer’s and artisan market, children’s activities and incredible food and drinks into one fabulous affair.
Oasis Fun Center!
The Funnest Place In Northern California!… is northern California’s premier fun spot! Located in the city of Shasta Lake just off Interstate 5, five miles north of Redding.
In the spring of 1979 the Schreder Planetarium was opened in Redding as a multi-media science education facility serving the students and citizens of northern California. Since its opening, literally thousands of people have enjoyed the wonders of our universe in the comfort of our unique facility. The planetarium provides student and community education in Astronomy and Space Science. Capturing the passion and curiosity of children, teenagers and adults, the planetarium is a beautiful, domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly specialized “star projector.”
The Volcanic Legacy Byway All American Road
Welcome to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road. Along this 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano you will find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You will also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past.
Burney Falls State Park
The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with 910 acres of forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton. The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park’s underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Explore the story of a landscape forged in volcanic fire, carved by glaciers, and populated with a diversity of plants and animals. Follow in the footsteps of Native Americans, pioneers, miners, and artists. Lassen Volcanic preserves and protects 106,000 acres of forests, lakes, hydrothermal areas, and geologic formations. For information on programs, services, rules and regulations, and year-round opportunities to enjoy and learn more about the Park, download a copy of “Peak Experiences,” the Park’s newspaper and visitors’ guide..
Fall River Golf and Country Club
The Fall River Golf Course, given Four and half stars by Golf Digest, lays out over slightly rolling terrain, through pine and juniper forests and past shimmering lakes. Abundant wildlife, great views and a country atmosphere make this destination unique. For a tee time call 530-336-5555.
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Ahjumawi is a place of exceptional, even primeval, beauty. Brilliant aqua bays and tree studded islets only a few yards long dot the shoreline of Ja-She Creek, Crystal Springs, and Horr Pond. Of the park’s 6000 acres, over two thirds of the area is covered by recent (three to five thousand years) lava flows including vast areas of jagged black basalt. The park is a wilderness area and most of the it is extremely rugged lava rock. Be sure someone knows where you are going and when you expect to return. Visitors should prepare adequately for their visit. Travel off the trails requires proper preparation and equipment.
Lassen National Forest
The Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend…