Castle Crags State Park

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Castle Crags State Park


Location:6 miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5.
Facilities:76 developed campsites, 6 environmental campsites, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, hiking trails (28 miles), visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding.
Special Features:Park is named for the 6,000 feet tall granite spires (glacier-polished crags) that tower above the Sacramento River. Park also offers a view of Mount Shasta to the northeast. A section of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail passes through the park (see separate entry in the national trails section), and a 2.7 mile access trail leads to Castle Crags Wilderness, which is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Address:c/o Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Phone:530-235-2684
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=454
Size: 3,905 acres.

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References in classic literature ?
They passed Castle Crags, mighty-bastioned and glowing red against the palpitating blue sky.
Two square miles of land adjacent to the Castle Crags State Park and Federal Wilderness were acquired by the Wilderness Land Trust this week by sale from Roseburg Forest Products.
And the spruce grows at mid-level to higher level elevations with a range of elevation occurrence indicating it could move up to cooler elevations - like on California's Mount Shasta or Mount Eddy, where it grows at middle elevations, or around the Castle Dome in California's Castle Crags.
The Wilderness Land Trust is applying its tenacity to other land parcels around California, including land in northern California in the Castle Crags Wilderness, on the central coast in the Ventana Wilderness, in the Sierras in the John Muir Wilderness and in Southern California in the San Jacinto Wilderness-stay tuned for our next acquisition
All are in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest; two are in or near the Castle Crags Wilderness.
We camped at Castle Crags State Park, which extends on either side of the river.
Federal wildlife biologists plan to release four young California condors at Castle Crags in eastern San Luis Obispo County next week, the first of the endangered birds reared in captivity by their parents.
In 1984, the 36,615-acre Mount Shasta Wilderness and the 8,961-acre Castle Crags Wilderness were both declared.
For more details, write or call Castle Crags State Park, Box 80, Castella 96017, (916) 235-2684; or Mount Shasta District Office, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, 204 W.
Like a well-illustrated geology lesson, the varied landforms around Castle Crags State Park show what happens when the sedimentary klamath Mountains meet the volcanic Cascade Range.
While the birds at Lion Canyon were raised by human beings manipulating hand puppets, the birds at Castle Crags were raised by condor parents.
Driving itineraries include the Shasta Cascade Region's volcanic vistas, such as Lava Beds National Monument and Castle Crags State Park.