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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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.
We camped at Castle Crags State Park, which extends on either side of the river.
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.
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.
A landmark off I-5 near Dunsmuir, thegray granite outcroppings of Castle Crags State Park are carved into snaggletoothed fins.
To read the rocks, you can visit Castle Crags State Park in Castella.