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Castle Crags State Park

Six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5., Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Dunsmuir, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Dunsmuir
Type: State Parks
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Chico, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you like to hike, or just appreciate outstanding views, Castle Crags is a great place to go. We'd driven past the Crags on I-5 for years before we decided to stop at the park on a trip to Mt. Shasta. We climbed to the top, which is about 3 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. It was a bear.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only stopped here for about 1/2 hour on our way north but it was a pleasant place to picnic. The view of the Castle Crags was spectacular. It was hot, but there was a nice shady picnic spot with picnic tables and restrooms (flush toilets!) close to the entrance. Yellow jackets were a bit of a pest but we... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We really liked the campground at Castle Crags State Park. We found a camp site which was quite private and secluded, in a hollow down a little ramp from the parking space, and near enough to the showers to be convenient (site 43). It had great shade from the trees. You do hear the sound of the freeway constantly in... More

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Gold River, California
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A wonderful place to hike and enjoy the backgroud of Mount Shasta. You can drive up to the trails to Castle Crags. Plan to spend a day at the park. Drive to the near by Castella and view the river at it's best and bring your fishing pole.

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Northridge, CA
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83 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Originally discovered this park by chance on a road trip where I was driving around looking at stuff. The first few times I would go into the park's main unit (west of the I-5) and take a hike to either the crags or to the stream or both. Beautiful regardless! This last trip I went into the Castella Unit on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Castle Crag State Park is okay but the views are nothing to jump up and down about. NOTE: There is a sign (no arrow) that says CASTLE CRAG STATE PARK, this is where you turn to get to the entrance. if you miss it you will be driving down a narrow paved road that with no views and few places... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I only stopped at this site as a pit stop campsite between other days of camping between Oregon and California. The campground itself was small and beautiful with thick wooded areas behind the sites and a steep looping drive to the sites so felt secluded. Unfortunately, the convenient location off the freeway also meant there was freeway noise. It was... More

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San Francisco, California
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17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very compact campground that has sites that would barely fit most full size cars and no RV over 22 feet in length would be likely to find a site. The good part of this is that when we were there only about 15% of the spaces were occupied during the July 4 week and most were tent... More

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Aberdeen, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have always wanted to stay here since I was a kid, because it's always been such a landmark for me when we cross into California, the crags are the first thing I remember to look for. I finally dragged my husband to this place and we ended up loving it. The park attendants were extremely helpful, happy people and... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

To climb these trails has always been on our "bucket list." The state park is just off the freeway and there is an assortment of trails. The hike is vigorous with about 1800 feet of elevation and five+ miles in length. You are rewarded with fabulous views of the crags, the dome, and Mt Shasta. Therefore if you have 3-4... More

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