The Mount Shasta area is known for its scenic beauty, abundant lakes and streams, recreational activities, and the magical and majestic Mount Shasta towering to 14,162.
It is a place to escape the crowds and experience the purity of nature. Our county, Siskiyou, is one of the largest in California yet has a population of only about 46,000. People not only come for peace and relaxation but to camp, hike, mountain bike, road bike, golf, ski, board, snowshoe, kayak, raft, boat, swim, fish, fly fish, snow mobile, and hunt. The local Native Americans considered Mount Shasta to be a sacred mountain and it is currently regarded by many as an important spiritual center.
A large portion of our county is public owned, which along with substantial portions in agriculture and timber preserves, create huge areas of open space and outdoor opportunities. There is a 38,200 acre wilderness area on Mount Shasta, a 10,500 acre wilderness area in Castle Crags State Park and the Marble Mountain and Russian wilderness areas total 253,700 acres. Lava Beds National Monument is northeast of Mount Shasta along with the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges (both great places to view wintering eagles migrating wildfowl). You will find unending forest lands, lush meadows, wetlands, clear mountain lakes and streams, and nature in every direction.
The town of Mount Shasta sits at the foot of the mountain it was named after. It is nestled in a beautiful valley 60 miles north of Redding and 60 miles south of the Oregon border, along Interstate 5. The 3500 foot elevation brings snow in the winter and warm temperatures in the summer. There are interesting shops, lots of choices for good eating, a small but excellent hospital, a wide range of medical professionals, and a large selection of alternative health providers. There is an excellent 18 hole golf resort adjacent to Lake Siskiyou, a ski/board/cross country ski park, high mountain lakes, and abundant backcountry for winter and summer recreation. Mount Shasta real estate ranges from city sized lots to mini-ranch sized acreage.
The City of Dunsmuir is about 10 miles to the south of Mount Shasta City. It is an historic railroad town with rich architecture and is surrounded by lush forested hillsides. The Sacramento River flows through town providing great fishing and scenic beauty. It is an old fashioned small town with no traffic signals no traffic, and no parking meters. You can walk from your home, throw in a fishing line, or find a great swimming hole. Dunsmuir real estate is mainly city sized lots since it is located in a canyon.
The City of Weed is about 10 miles north of Mount Shasta City. It is an historic lumber town (check out the Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum) and sits just above the Shasta Valley. It is the home of College of the Siskiyous, our local community college with a wide ranging curriculum and the COS Performing Arts Theatre. If you are a connoisseur of fine beer you will need to stop at the Mt. Shasta Brewery. There is a 9 hole golf course and the 18 hole Lake Shastina Golf Resort is minutes away. Stewart Springs, a mineral spring resort that was originally used for healing by the local Native Americans, is close by. Weed Real Estate varies from city lots to small ranches.
The community of McCloud is about 12 miles east of Mount Shasta City. It was first visited by a party of Hudson Bay Company trappers in 1829 and later became a mill town that was built and owned by the McCloud River Railroad and Lumber Companies. The town is small but has some great choices for lodging, camping, and RV’s. Its water source comes from springs high up on Mount Shasta which towers above it. Squaw Creek flows down the mountain, along the edge of town, and south through a gorgeous valley in the direction of Lake McCloud, an emerald green recreational lake. The area is so beautiful that William Randolph Hearst built Wyntoon, an estate on 67,000 acres with the McCloud River (renowned for its fly fishing) passing through. McCloud has a nine hole golf course. McCloud real estate ranges from city sized parcels to acreage. McCloud homes are in limited areas since so much of the surrounding land is owned by the government and large corporations.
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