Right out your front door you can enjoy a barbecue, volleyball, basketball or horseshoes. And the kids will love our play area, complete with a sandbox!
So when you need a break, escape to Sugarloaf Cottages Resort. Give us a call and we'll help you plan a relaxing mountain vacation.
Shasta Marina Resort - Northern California Houseboat Rentals on Lake Shasta
Arts, Culture & Museums
Fort Crook Museum, Fall River Mills, (530) 336-5110
This museum tells the story of the Indians and early settlers of this area. Six completely furnished rooms of antique furniture, a blacksmith's shop, the old Fall River jail, early farm implements, and a fine collection of Indian artifacts can be viewed in the four building complex. A picnic area is adjacent to the complex. The museum is open May to November.
Schreder Planetarium Digital Theater/SCOE, Redding, (530) 225-0295
The Schreder Planetarium, which seats 64 in reclined theater seats, upgraded to an all new digital star projector system. Come and experience for yourself the system that takes you virtually around our universe. With full-dome video, you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of distant lands, from the time of the ancient pharaohs, to what scientists wonder about future life on our planet. Come join us for an experience beyond planet Earth!
Sundial Bridge - California's Newest Icon, Redding (530) 225-4100 or (800) 874-7562
Located on the Sacramento River in Redding, the Sundial Bridge is California's newest icon. Redding commissioned world famous Spanish architect, Santiageo Calatrava (architect for the Athens Olympic Stadium) to design a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River, linking the Turtle Bay Exploration Park's museum to its new Arboretum and Gardens, and as a trailhead for Redding's extensive Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. One of the design's criteria given Calatrava, was to design a bridge that would not impact the nearby spawning grounds for the winter run Chinook salmon. The 710-foot-long bridge spans the river without footings in the water. Its walking surface is translucent glass, so as not to cast a dark shadow on the spawning gravels below the bridge. This design achieved this goal with an inclined 21-story tall pylon built on the north bank of the river that supports the entire river span. Also, because of the exact north-south orientation of the bridge, the pylon serves as the upright element of a sundial, making it the world's tallest sundial.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, (530) 243-8850 or (800) 887-8532
Spanning the Sacramento River in Redding, California and connected by the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, the Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus containing educational and entertaining activities that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The park tells the stories of the region and its people through a museum and art gallery, wildlife exhibits, forest camp, a summer butterfly house, amphitheater, and an arboretum & gardens. Call or visit website for seasonal programs, hours, and admission prices.
Turtle Bay Museum
Turtle Bay Museum is the heart of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park experience. It contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large changing exhibition galleries. The exhibits feature self-guided exploration and play features that stimulate understanding and challenge ideas about science, art, history, and human nature.
Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp
Exhibits and activities in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp describe the nature of forests, examine forests as wildlife habitat, and investigate contemporary forestry issues. Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp is home to the summer butterfly house featuring hundreds of live butterflies in a natural environment of plants and flowers that allow butterflies to thrive.
McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
On the north side of the campus, across the Sacramento River, the McConnell Arboretum & Gardens comprise 20 acres of Mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children's garden, a medicinal garden and two beautiful and unique water features. The Arboretum extends over 200 acres with direct links to the award-winning Sacramento River Trail.
Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens, Whitmore, (530) 474-3066
An organic lavender and herb garden offering an aromatic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Come On! Visit a lavender farm today!
Attractions, Parks and Scenic Areas
Waterworks Park, Redding (530) 246-9550
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Burney, (530) 335-2777
Accessible to the public only by boat, the north state's most isolated state park offers visitors a real nature experience. Located in the Fall River Valley in northeastern Shasta County, the park's woodlands and waterways provide a rich habitat for wildlife year-round. Within the Park's 6000 acres are relatively recent lava flows including black basalt. All the more beautiful because so few people visit it, lakes, rivers and creeks come together in this rugged park.
Camden House & El Dorado Mine, Whiskeytown, (530) 241-6584, Ext. 241
Part of Whiskeytown tower house historic district. The oldest house in Shasta county, the Camden House was built in 1852. Tours are available upon request. The El Dorado Mine can be explored at any time.
Castle Crags State Park, Castella, (530) 235-2684
Castle Crags State Park is adjacent to and within a portion of the Castle Crags Wilderness Area. Spires of ancient granite soar from 2,000 feet along the Sacramento River to 6,000 feet at the top of the Crags. Swim in over 2 miles of Sacramento River waterfront or hike along park trails or the 12 miles of the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail crossing the Wilderness Area. Camping is also available at this Park.
Coleman National Fish Hatchery, Anderson, (530) 365-8622
Located on Battle Creek, historically Chinook and Steelhead salmon have migrated in from the Sacramento River to spawn. View large numbers of fall Chinook salmon during spawning season at the Return of the Salmon Festival Celebration, which is held the third Saturday in October each year.
Interlakes Special Recreation Area
By foot, hoof, wheel or fin - a treasure trove of recreation adventure awaits you in this rugged territory sandwiched between Shasta, Whiskeytown and Keswick reservoirs. In addition to the lake resources within the National Recreation Area, the region contains a diverse blend of trail opportunities that offer spectacular views of Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Sacramento River, Mount Lassen, and Mount Shasta.
Lake Shasta Caverns, O'Brien, (530) 238-2341 or (800) 795-CAVE
Located 19 miles north of Redding on I-5, Shasta Caverns Road turn-off. Cavern attraction - 2 hour guided tours include bus ride and boat ride. Open all year.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, (530) 595-4444
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney, (530) 335-2777, Camping reservations (800) 444-7275
National Forests of Shasta County include Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Lassen National Forest.
Sheer canyon walls, gentle river terraces, lush riparian vegetation, and rolling oak woodlands are trademarks within this region that BLM manages for fish, fowl and fun. Most of the land surrounding the 26 mile river stretch that meanders between the Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek and the City of Red Bluff is public land.
Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, (530) 275-4463 of (530) 275-1554
Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in the United States and has the highest overflow spillway in the world. It dams the flow of four powerful rivers to form Shasta Lake, the largest lake in the state. Free daily tours and a visitors center.
Shasta State Historic Park, Shasta, (530) 243-8194
This 13-acre park, which includes a fully restored 1861 courthouse-turned-museum and historic exhibits, is open daily. Old Shasta (not to be confused with Mt. Shasta or Shasta Lake City) was once a thriving mining town of 3,500.
Shingletown Totem Pole, Shingletown, (530) 474-3706
Crafted from a 34-year old sugar pine, this 60-foot tall sculpture keeps watch over the town. The topmost figure-the watchman-is a stellar jay looking out for trouble. The next figure is a powerful thunderbird with a ram's horns. The main figure on the pole-the trickster-is a raven and is said to possess magical powers. A beaver and grizzly bear complete group.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown, (530) 242-3400, Visitors Center (530) 246-1225
Managed by the National Park Service, Whiskeytown Lake, eight miles west of Redding on Highway 299, is the jewel of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. The lake offers picnicking and camping opportunities at Brandy Creek and Oak Bottom recreation areas. Besides being a favorite lake for sailing and windsurfing, other activities include fishing, gold panning, hiking, hunting and horseback riding. Whiskeytown Lake is host to the popular annual sailing regatta held Memorial Day Weekend
Gold Hills Country Club
Semi-private, 18 holes
1950 Gold Hills Dr.,
Churn Creek Golf Course
7335 Churn Creek Rd.,
Mount Shasta Resort Public/Resort, 18 holes
1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd.,
Mount Shasta City,
Lake Shastina Golf Resort Semi-private/Resort, 27
5925 Country Club Dr.,
Fall River Valley Golf & Country Club Public, 18 holes
42889 Hwy. 299E,
Fall River Mills,
Pit River Casino, Burney, (530)335-2334 or (888) 245-2992
Win River Casino, Redding (530) 243-3377