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Redding, CA may be famous for its Sundial Bridge, but visitors are discovering that it’s also a great home base for trips to the nearby parks. 

Just minutes from Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is an outdoor lover’s paradise, boasting waterfalls, beaches, and trails, and offering boating and paddling year round. Just east of Redding is the unique Lassen Volcanic National Park, with mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone. Adventurers enjoy the trails while others relax with lakeside strolls and birdwatching in flowering meadows. The park offers cross-country skiing and free snowshoe tours, and its summertime Dark Sky Festival draws stargazers from all over the West. Everywhere in between, you'll find state parks with historical significance, breathtaking vistas, and unparalleled beauty. 

Redding: an ideal launch for your tour of California’s national and state parks. 

 

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Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and a view of Mount Shasta. There are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites. The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a… More Information
Castle Crags Road
Castella, CA 96017
(530) 235-2684
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Lake Shasta Caverns
A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some geologists consider one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the USA! More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road
Lakehead, CA 96051
(530) 238-2341
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite, as well as, fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, with a fraction of the visitors. See three of the four different types of geothermal features, including steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs; all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite); and all types of naturally occurring lakes! The park is open year-round; however, the… More Information
Hwy 36E
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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McArthur-Burney Falls State Memorial Park
The centerpiece of this popular state park is 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Hailed as The Eigth Wonder of the World by Teddy Roosevelt, Burney Falls is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day. The falls can easily be enjoyed from the top at the lookout point. But for a more refreshing experience, take the trail to the pool at the… More Information
Hwy 89
Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-2777
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Shasta State Historic Park
Six miles west of Redding, a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the Queen City of California's northern mining district, once stood on this site. The ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush. Iron shutters still swing on massive, old hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once… More Information
Hwy 299
Shasta, CA 96087
(530) 243-8194
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Whiskeytown Kayak Programs
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's ranger-led kayak programs are a great way for families and friends to learn about nature while participating in fun and exciting outdoor activities. Please call the visitor center at (530) 246-1225 or Ranger Jeff at (530) 242-3421 for the latest information on ranger-led programs. General Kayak Information: Reservations are required and can be made up to two weeks in advance of a tour date by calling (530) 242-3462. Volunteers are usually available to take your call from… More Information
14412 John F Kennedy Memorial Rd
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 246-1225
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This place has more than just a great name! Eight miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of plant and animal life, and year-round beauty. The park features Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally mountain (6,209 ft.), and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Lake-based recreation is popular… More Information
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 246-1225
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