Owner: California Department of Parks and Recreation (530) 235-2684
Public Access: yes
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Access Via: Public road
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• ADA Accessible • Paved Walkways • Trails Picnic Facilities
• Picnic Table(s) • Barbecue Grill(s)/Pit(s) • Tree Shaded Water
• Potable Water • Drinking Fountains Bathrooms
• Flush Toilets & Sinks • Showers Other Facilities
• Public Phones • Amphitheater • Store • Informational kiosk
Located six miles south of the town of Dunsmuir off of Interstate 5.
Part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest the park features 28 miles of hiking trails. The Pacific Crest Trail and the Indian Creek Nature Trail provide some of the best views of waterfalls and rock formations. Adjacent to the state park is the Castle Crags Wilderness Area which has 300 different types of wildflowers, mixed conifer forests, and forest mammals, such as the black tail deer and black bear. Camping is available in the designated camping area, where there are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites. The peak season is from May 15 to August 15. There is a $6 day use fee and a $15 camping fee. Many rock climbers are drawn to the area to scale the many unique geological structures that have formed. The area snows during winter months but the river can still be accessed with caution. The fishing regulations on the Upper Sacramento change from year to year. For the most updated set of laws refer to "California Sport Fishing Regulations" page 39, Section 7.50 (156) a-c or contact the California Fish and
Game (916) 653-4899 (http://www.fgc.ca.gov/html/fishregs.html)
Soda Creek, Root Creek and the Upper Sacramento River all run though the park. Part of the Klamath Mountain Geologic Province. Most rocks are made of volcanic and sedimentary types. There are some granite rock formations called Plutons, such as Castle Crag.
The trees vary from live oak in the lower elevations to conifer forests up higher. There are 300 different types of wildflowers. There are many birds in the area, such as the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, and sparrows. The mammals in the area consist of ground squirrels, coyote, black tail deer, bobcat, mountain lion and black bear. There are rattlesnakes in the area as well as common lizards.