If you're looking to escape the crowds of California's better-known parks, the Shasta Cascade region is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise year round, where every kind of recreation is available on Mounts Shasta and Lassen, without the crowds and with no need for advance permits. Here, you'll also find California's best fly-fishing, arts, music, museums, and other urban amenities.
This region, covering 20% of California, has a unique experience to fulfill just about anyone's interests. From glistening lakes and world-class rivers to scenic drives and backcountry roads, the Shasta Cascade provides something for everyone to discover and enjoy.
Siskiyou County (pronounced SISS-kyoo) is located in the far northernmost part of California. Because of its substantial natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and Gold Rush era history, it is an important tourist destination within the state. From towering Mount Shasta (elev. 14,179 ft) near the center of the county, to lakes and dense forests, as well as desert, chaparral, and memorable waterfalls, the county is home to world-famous trout-fishing rivers and streams, such as the Sacramento and McCloud Rivers.