Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park


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Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park


Location:Accessible by boat only, launched from Rat Farm Landing, 3.5 miles north of McArthur (Highway 299E).
Facilities:Environmental campsites, boat-in camps, picnic areas, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Ahjumawi means "where the waters come together," referring to Big Lake, Tule River, Ja-She Creek, Lava Creek, and Fall River. Together they form one of the nation's largest freshwater springs systems. The park is a wilderness area and most of it is extremely rugged lava rock -- over two-thirds of the park's area is covered by 3,000-5,000 year-old lava flows, including vast areas of jagged black basalt.
Address:c/o Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Phone:530-335-2777
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=464
Size: 6,415 acres. Elevation: 3,000 feet.

See other parks in California.