California Travel Guide
Where to Go: The Shasta Cascade Region
By the editors at Kaboose.com
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- Come to California!
- Where to Go: Central Valley
- Where to Go: The California Deserts
- Where to Go: Gold Country
- Where to Go: High Sierra
- Where to Go: Inland Empire
- Where to Go: Los Angeles
- Where to Go: North Coast
- Where to Go: Orange County
- Where to Go: Redwood Coast
- Where to Go: San Diego
- Where to Go: San Francisco
- Where to Go: The Shasta Cascade Region
The Shasta Cascade Region, covering an area roughly the size of Ohio, represents eight counties and contains seven national forests, eight national and state parks, the Trinity Alps and the California Cascade range - including two giant glaciated volcanoes, the dormant 14,162 foot Mt. Shasta and the still active 10,457 foot Lassen Peak.
Discover why this area has been called a “wonderland” for almost a century and is truly one of the country's most beautiful regions. In this spectacular region of Northern California, visitors will discover unspoiled, breathtaking vistas with towering mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, dense lush forests, pristine lakes, majestic forests, wild & scenic rivers, and a warm welcome!
With a population of less than 450,000, it is difficult to believe that this area could be part of one of the most populated states in the nation, California. Redding, the largest City in the region, and home of California’s newest icon – the Sundial Bridge, is the center of commerce for the Shasta Cascade Region. With its picturesque setting by the Sacramento River and magnificent views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak, one could easily choose Redding as the starting point for an ideal vacation.
The Shasta Cascade is where people go to get away from the frantic city pace, appealing to those who like a leisurely approach to the outdoors as well as those who enjoy adventure. From houseboating to mountain climbing, backpacking to spelunking, gold panning to skiing, as well as golf, fishing, hunting, canoeing, cycling, white-water rafting, horseback riding or just sightseeing - the Shasta Cascade has something for everyone! Visit far Northern California’s Shasta Cascade Region – a place of Great Adventure, Outdoor Recreation, New Discoveries, Relaxation, and Family Bonding.
Where To Stay:
Best Western Twin View Inn & Suites
1080 Twin View Boulevard,
Redding, CA, 96003, United States
Best Western Hilltop Inn
2300 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California, 96002-0508, US
1900 Hilltop Drive
Redding, Ca 96002 United States
What To Do:
Shasta State Historic Park
The Gold Rush was centered here and visitors can now go back in time and explore what it was like to be alive at that time. Visit old buildings, shops and other ruins from yesteryear.
Hours: Courthouse Museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday-Sundays, closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
P.O. Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063-0100
Phone: (530) 595-4444
Fax: (530) 595-3262
This is the place to go to discover anything and everything concerning volcanoes. Visit mudpots and other volcanic features and learn about the history of volcanoes not only in this area but around the world.
Fee: $10 per vehicle
Hours: 8-4:30 daily
151 North Boulder Drive
Redding, CA 96001,
When it’s hot outside, what could be better than visiting a water park? Check out the giant water slides, the inner tube river ride, and the large children’s playground.
Hours vary by day and month, for a complete listing go to http://www.waterworkspark.com/hours.cfm.
Admission: $15 for those under 48; $19 for those over 48 years of age. Kids under 2 are free.