The earth is not quiet in this region of California. Shasta Cascade includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two National Monuments, six National Forests and seven California State Parks. It’s the perfect place to get back to nature, chill out, and enjoy the great outdoor adventures it offers. This is one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California offering off-the-beaten-path experiences.
Just like the gold miners who settled in the area, this region is for the traveler who wants to explore. Every place has a flavor, and Shasta Cascade’s flavor is ‘outside’; from towering volcanoes, steaming clouds of volcanic gases, alpine ranges, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers. Take a hike in Lassen to geothermal pools and watch the earth literally boil beneath you. Get your motor running with the bustling crowds of boaters at Lake Shasta, or take a quiet retreat with human powered paddle activities in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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