Provides “Camping with Pets” Information

Do you take your pet camping with you? Here you will find everything you need to know about camping in California with your pets. From mosquito protection, to State Park requirements, leash laws, safe car travel and much, much more. Click here to find what you need>

Save the date!

The third Saturday in September is an important date in the Sierra Nevada each year. That’s the date of the Great Sierra River Cleanup, sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Thousands of volunteers from organizations all over California organize local cleanups along Sierra rivers, lakes, and streams—sources of drinking water for 23 million people in the state. To join the fun from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21st, visit, and click on the Great Sierra River Cleanup artwork to find a site near you. Read More>

California Campgrounds Offer $50 October Weekend

It's not all over for camping with Labor Day weekend! Several California campgrounds and RV parks plan to offer two nights of camping for $50 during the first weekend of October. The idea of the promotion is to entice people who have never tried camping before or to try new locations that they have never visited before.

The campgrounds participating in this promotion are very diverse and they are located literally all over the state from extreme Northern California south to San Diego County. Mark your Calendar and watch for the list of participating campgrounds to be announced on or follow us on Facebook/CampCalifornia.

Featured Region – Shasta Cascade Trinity

In the far north of California lies the unspoiled wonderland of the Shasta Cascades region. Bordered by Oregon on the north and Nevada on the west, the area extends to the North Coast region and continues south to the Central Valley and High Sierra regions. From glistening lakes, world-class rivers, to volcanic landscapes the Shasta Cascade is the ultimate in outdoor recreation providing something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

A year-round outdoor enthusiast’s paradise without the crowds, the Shasta Cascade is home to every kind of recreation. This region offers a scenic venue for camping, hiking, road biking, mountain biking, hunting, fly fishing, swimming, boating, mountaineering, climbing, and waterskiing spring through fall. Winter brings snowshoeing, snowboarding, and downhill skiing. There are seven national forests in the Shasta Cascade area as well as the Lava Beds National Monument. Read More>

Five Shasta Cascade Trinity Family Activities

Five Shasta Cascade Trinity Adult Activities
  • Take a boat & bus to discover bats
  • Welcome to the Big Leagues!
  • Play where water pours out of rocks
  • Feed the birds
  • Lose Yourself in a Lava Tube

    Featured Hike - Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge

    If you would like to get some healthy exercise and have a wonderful adventure, consider taking the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge. Visitors who complete the challenge will receive a free "I Walked the Falls" bandana (while supplies last).

    Whiskeytown has four major waterfalls that you can visit all year. The best time to visit the waterfalls is in the spring when the creeks are bursting with the runoff from melting snow. During the summer months a hike to a waterfall provides a cool break from the heat of the valley. Read More>

    Shasta Cascade Trinity Events

    It doesn't matter where you are traveling in California. No matter where you go, there is bound to be a festival, event, craft fair, hobby show or some other gathering. Festivals can provide a great way to explore new dimensions of the region you are visiting and expand your knowledge of whatever is being showcased. Did I mention people watching? Well it can't get much better than at a local event.

    Check out these Shasta Cascade Trinity Events>

    Make Mountain Gate Your Shasta Cascade Home Base

    Come relax and enjoy the beautiful award winning RV campground while visiting all of the great recreational possibilities offered by the Shasta Cascades in Northern California. Mountain Gate RV Park is located 3 miles south of spectacular Lake Shasta. Read More>

    Shasta Cascade Summer Wildlife Viewing

    The Shasta Cascade region is rich with wildlife in the summer, in contrast to other viewing areas further south in California’s Central Valley.

    Modoc National Wildlife Refuge has waterfowl including mallard, cinnamon teal, pintail, shoveler, gadwall, redhead, wigeon, ruddy ducks and black-necked stilt. Manzanita Lake in Lassen National Park is another great waterfowl viewing spot in summer.

    White pelicans are summer visitors to Modoc and Klamath National Wildlife Refuges as well as the striking wilderness areas of Big Lake/Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. Read More>

    Kid's Corner

    Advice from a Gen-X Mom who sometimes needs a nature-experience refresher on how to let her sons grow up: “Advice to My Sons: Throw Sticks and Stones


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