Shasta Lake has plenty of activities to keep you occupied for weeks. While you’re in the area be sure to explore the craggy mountains, historic towns and other attractions, all within a day’s drive of Shasta Lake RV Resort & Campground. Please note: all mileage is an estimation from the campground.

Shasta Dam [30 miles S]
Just off of I-5 you’ll find the second-largest dam in the United States. The Visitor's Center provides detailed explanations on how the dam helped turn California into the richest agricultural region in the world.

Castle Crags State Park [20 miles N]
Castle Crags is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier polished crags. This 4,350-acre 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. Adventurous hikers can reach the summit. Be sure to bring hiking boots and plenty of drinking water.

Dunsmuir [37 Miles N]
Dunsmuir is a tranquil railroad town nestled among forested mountains. It's a great place to take a walk along the Sacramento River or walk along the quaint streets of downtown.

Hedge Creek Falls [37 miles N]
Hedge Creek Falls is located in Dunsmuir. This delightful falls pours over cliffs of columnar basalt into a lush cavern. The parking is adjacent to the freeway & the falls are a few minutes walk from the parking area.

The City of Mt. Shasta [46 miles N]
The City of Mt. Shasta is a charming mountain town featuring dozens of quaint shops & delicious restaurants. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Headwaters of the Sacramento River. Witness the spring in action, fill up a water bottle, and taste the cold spring water.

Mount Shasta [50 miles N]
Mount Shasta, the second highest volcano in the United States, rises 14,162 feet above the sea. Its majestic beauty can be viewed from I-5 or from Mt. Shasta City. During the summer, if you’re feeling adventurous, follow the signs to Mount Shasta Ski Park for hiking and mountain biking.


Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park
Lassen National Park is a superb destination. From Redding, take a 1-hour drive on Highway 44. The National Park offers towering mountains, lush meadows, pristine lakes and a number of displays of volcanic activity.

McArthur Burney Falls State Park
Teddy Roosevelt once called Burney Falls the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. This waterfall cascades 129 feet below into a beautiful pool. Burney Falls is an ideal place to beat the heat as the mist from the falls cools you down.

Trinity Alps Wilderness [50 miles NW]
The Trinity Alps spans 517,500 acres and provides a scenic backdrop to the lake. Thousands of day hikers, backpackers, hunters, and equestrians experience the beauty of the alpine lakes, streams, canyons and rugged mountain ridges. Numerous trailheads exist within this enormous wilderness area composed of three national forests and six-ranger districts.

Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) extends 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. It passes through the mystic desert, the glaciated stretch of the Sierra Nevada, and provides amazing vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade Range. This phenomenal trail passes within 3 miles of Dunsmuir as it heads west from the southern Cascade Range and drops down to the Sacramento River and then enters Castle Crags State Park.