California Shasta Cascade - Discover
Hidden Treasures That Only
A Few
Folks Know About

California Shasta Cascade - If you’re looking for a great outdoor adventure, or just a place to getaway... then this land of sparkling lakes, wild and scenic rivers, and picturesque back country roads is the perfect escape. 

Away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city surroundings.

A place to relax and enjoy the simple life.

Imagine... trekking around and through natural wonders.

Visiting historic and western heritages - like ranching... and more.

This spectacular region provides something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

There are eight impressive counties to choose from. Like...

Lake Britton near Burney California

And eventually, we’ll explore each and every county in this region. But for now... let’s take a snap-shot and see what the area offers in the way of extraordinary activities all year long.

Okay? Let’s go! How about...

  • Hiking through mountain meadows during the Spring or Fall. Discovering colorful wildflowers... such as the... California Redbud, Rabbitbrush, or Manzanita in Modoc County, the bright red Snowplant or Crimson Columbine in Lassen County, or the Narrowleaf Goldenbush in Tehama County. All in spectacular color!

  • River rafting or kayaking on some of Northern California’s wild and scenic rivers. Like the Feather River in Plumas County... or the Trinity River in Trinity County.

    We gotta tell you... skill levels of the rivers - in this region - range from leisurely floating trips - like the Lower Klamath River or some areas on the Trinity River in Trinity County -  to Class 5 wild rides - like Burnt Ranch Gorge, also on the Trinity River.

    So... be sure to check with one of the locals - like say... the sporting goods guy or gal - before heading out. They're usually on top of the best places to go in the area.

    Picture yourself riding down the river and feeling the cool clean water splashing against you. Gliding through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state.
  • Biking, backpacking, camping, houseboating, swimming, or fishing - in the summertime -  at some of the most remote areas of the country.

    Like the Chester and Lake Almanor Basin in Plumas County, Lake Shasta, north of Redding, in Shasta County, or Blue Lake, south of Alturas, in Modoc County.

  • Searching for wild horses in the open range of the California Shasta Cascade, as you sit high in the saddle in the shadow of Mt. Lassen.

  • Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding during the winter. 

    Mt. Shasta, in Siskiyou County, is an outdoor lover's paradise. A great place to take in a day of skiing or snowboarding at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park.

Want a caving experience in the California Shasta Cascade region?  Then let’s head to...

Lake Shasta Caverns  - Five miles beyond the turnoff to Shasta Dam lies the small community of O’Brien. It’s  the jumping-off point for tours of the caverns - a storehouse of hidden beauty that rivals the area’s more visible wonders.
To get to the caverns... hop on-board the ferry for a 15-minute ride across Shasta Lake. Then take a short excursion by bus that climbs to a simple, nondescript door.

Once you arrive discover a surreal display of geologic art... an interior decorated with fluted columns, white spires, and crystallized stalagmites - all built... drip-by-drip.

Lava Beds National Monument - located in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties - offer so much to do and see!

The monument's two main attractions are Modoc War historical sites and lava tube caves.

Do you love caves? Have you ever been in one? Are you a history buff? A lover of wildflowers? Or do you just need of a few hours of solitude in the wilderness away from it all?

Then the Lava Beds is the place for you. Indoors or out, any time of year, there's always a variety of activities and events to keep you busy, interested, and amazed.

There’s so much to do in the California Shasta Cascade region. And we’re just showing you some of the treasures.

So... check back often as we explore each of the region’s counties... one-by-one.

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