Visit Mount Shasta, California

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300 Pine Street
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

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"Hi, we just got back to Oceanside from camping in your area. Stayed at Lake Siskiyou. We loved everything about you guys. We participated in your July 4th walk/run. Ate at local places, visited with folks and hiked, walked, kayaked, etc. Just an amazing and charming place with fine friendly folks. Thanks and we will return!"
— Gary

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Welcome to Mt. Shasta!

For thousands of years Native Americans of the Shasta, Klamath, Pit, Modoc and Wintu tribes utilized the abundant natural resources of the Mount Shasta area. The first Europeans arrived in about 1820 when trappers came here for fur bearing animals. Silver and gold brought miners to this area after 1851, and when the railroad laid tracks through Strawberry Valley in 1887, the timber industry got underway.

Today, outdoor lovers—from extreme sports enthusiasts to family vacationers and retirees—are enjoying the vast recreational opportunities the Mount Shasta region has to offer.

Mount Shasta is one of Northern California’s fastest growing new locations for destination vacationing, from luxury resort retreats to wilderness camping.

“When I first caught sight of Mount Shasta over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”
— John Muir, 1874