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Whiskeytown Lake

  • 36 miles of shoreline (full year-round)
  • 3 miles wide
  • 264' deep - maximum depth
  • Sandy beaches, marinas, campgrounds

Shasta Lake

  • Largest man-made lake in California
  • 365 miles of forested shoreline
  • 30,000 surface acres of water
  • 35 miles long
  • 517' deep - maximum depth
  • 4,552,300 acre feet - maximum capacity
  • More than 400 houseboats
  • 9 private resorts along the lake
  • 2 nationally recognized water-ski schools
  • 2.5 million acres of public park land
  • Many U.S.F.S. campgrounds
  • Public boat ramps, marinas
  • Summer water temperatures average 77

 

Shasta Dam

  • Second highest and largest concrete structure in the U.S.
  • 602 feet high spillway, the highest spillway in the world, and 3 times higher than Niagara Falls
  • 3,460 feet long
  • 6.3 million cubic yards of concrete
  • 30' thick at the top
  • 883' thick at the bottom
  • Visitor Center, exhibits and audiovisual presentation
  • From a nearby vista point, you can see the entire dam, power plant, gorgeous Shasta Lake and snow covered Mt. Shasta
  • Five 15-foot diameter penstocks

 

Lake Shasta Caverns

  • Cruise across Lake Shasta to an awaiting bus which will take you 800 feet above the Lake's surface to the entrance of Lake Shasta Caverns
  • Multi-colored fluted columns
  • Magnificent stone draperies in symmetrical folds
  • Stalactite and stalagmite formations studded with brilliant crystals
  • Milky white flowstone deposits in miniature waterfalls

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park

  • 4,547 sq. miles - an area the size of Connecticut
  • Heavily forested wilderness area with unique displays of lava flows
  • Peak: 10,467 feet high
  • One the world's largest active volcanic domes
  • Last erupted in 1917
  • 150 miles of foot trails
  • Winter cross country skiing
  • Wilderness campsites
  • Hot springs
  • Steaming fumaroles
  • Sulfurous vents
  • Bumpass Hell - comprised of mud pots, boiling springs and steam pots, has a surrealistic look

 

Manzanita Lake - elevation 5,890'

McArthur Burney Falls State Park 

  • 875 acres of forest land
  • Spectacular 129' twin falls
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Campground
  • Boat ramp
  • Lake Britton - 9 mile long lake
  • 2 miles of frontage along Burney Creek
  • 3,000 ft. elevation
  • Pool is 29' deep - water temperature 45 - 48°

 

Shasta State Historic Park

  • Old West museum with hanging gallows and authentic basement jail
  • Litsch General Store (fully restored)
  • The Old County Courthouse (fully restored)
  • Historical cemetery
  • Restored 1855 hay barn
  • The Blumb Bakery
  • Freight wagon
  • Stage coach
  • Period farm and mining equipment
  • Some the town's original brick buildings have been preserved

 



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Turtle Bay Exploration Park & Museum

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Shasta Lake

McArthur Burney Falls State Park

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Shasta State Historic Park

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