The Far North Sights



Castle Crags State Park

Castle Crags State Park Review

Named for its 6,000-foot glacier-polished crags, which tower over the Sacramento River, this park offers fishing in Castle Creek, hiking in the backcountry, and a view of Mt. Shasta. The crags draw climbers and hikers from around the world. The 4,350-acre park has 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.75-mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. There are excellent trails at lower altitudes. Camping is allowed in winter on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6 miles south of Dunsmuir, Castella/Castle Crags exit off I–5, Dunsmuir, CA 96017
  • Phone: 530/235–2684
  • Cost: $8 per vehicle, day use
  • Website:
  • Location: Dunsmuir
Updated: 03-28-2013

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