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Old Town Shasta, Old Shasta, Shasta City or otherwise known as Shasta State Historic Park, was once a center of commerce during the California Gold Rush Days and sits vacant today. Brick ruins and historic building are fenced off for repairs or preservation. Carr Fire did major damage to this town in 2018. Residential neighborhoods, minimal shops, the small post office is the center of town.

Located just West of Redding - right along Highway 299, this small historic area has old red brick buildings with black iron hinges & gates. Whiskeytown Lake & campgrounds are close by. Lewiston is also another historic small town nearby.
Shasta-Trinity Map
Shasta-Trinity Map
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California Atlas
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Trinity Alps Wilderness
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Yolla Bolly Middle Eel
elevation: 1000' population: 1,500 zip code: 96087


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Trinity County
West of Redding
on Hwy 299



  • back roads
  • backpacking
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • historic walking tours
  • river rafting
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Shasta State Historic Park
  • Whiskeytown Reservior
  • Trinity Lake
  • Shasta Trinity National Forest
  • Trinity River
  • Copley Mountain OHV (PDF)
  • Chappie 4x4 Off Road Areas
  • shasta campgrounds

    Copley Mountain Off-Road Camping
    Douglas City Campground BLM
    Oak Bottom Marina Campground

    tent camping

    Blink & you may miss it. The old townsite for Shasta is where all the action was happening back in the 1850's, as the mining craze hit Northern California. Several buildings have been restored.

    Redding Ranger Station: 530-226-2500
    Shasta-Trinity NF
    Weaverville Ranger Station

    nearby towns:
    Trinity Center
    Douglas City
    Shasta Lake
    French Gulch
    local links:

    Trinity County Chamber of Commerce
    215 Main St. Weaverville CA 96093

    Shasta Watersheds
    Shasta Historical Society
    Whiskeytown Marinas
    Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map
    Mount Shasta / Castle Crags Map
    Trinity Lake Hiking, Weaverville
    Shasta Lake Hiking Trails
    Country Organics
    Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm
    Grilla Bites Cafe
    Western Star Lodge #2
    Wildfire: Carr Fire 2018

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