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Castle Crags State Park

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Address: Six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5., Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Dunsmuir, CA
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Got married at the base of the Crags 32 years ago. It was a tough trail then, and is quite the beast to hike at 62. Lower loop campground is right on the freeway so be prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Got married at the base of the Crags 32 years ago. It was a tough trail then, and is quite the beast to hike at 62. Lower loop campground is right on the freeway so be prepared. Bring those earplugs.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a marvelous and scenic place this is! The climbing and the rivers are both superb. So many excellent chances for photographers to exercise their skills! Check it out at http://www.stateparksreview.com/california-state-parks/castle-crags-state-park/. Quite the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great camping with private camping sites. Only had 3 RV spots but it was great. 0.4m walk to the river. Great crystal clear river perfect for river rambling.

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Grenada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

wow! easy to find (right off the freeway and then a bit) spectacular formations, and a nice walk and viewing area.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

You enter Castle Crags State Park from I-5 just south of Dunsmuir. From the main visitors' center find the narrow road that says Vista Point Trailhead. It is a seriously narrow, twisting road. When you are absolutely certain that you have somehow gotten off the correct road and are lost on an abandoned logging trail take a deep breath and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was one of the nicer state parks we've stayed at. The facilities were clean and the sites were well maintained. The only downside is the interstate noise and not being able to take our dogs on the trails. We live in WASHINGTON and hike a lot in Oregon so the no dogs on trails is a real bummer for... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

It had been 30 years since I last visited Castle Crags. When driving home to California from Seattle recently I decided to spend the night in Dunsmuir. It was a perfect early November autumn day when I came into California. Mt Shasta was beckoning bright and clear -with a new skirt of snow - in late afternoon sunshine. I'd always... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a nice stretch of the Upper Sacramento River. Campsites are available directly along the river. Be sure to drive up to Vista Point for one of the best views in California - in one direction the craggy peaks of Castle Crags, in another the snow covered Mt. Shasta. The only negative is the road noise from interstate 5,... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have been at Castle Crags when it was crystal clear. We took the vista trail on that day and were delighted to see some beautiful views of Mount Shasta from there. On our recent visit in September 2014, we visited on a drizzly damp overcast day. The ranger was quite nice when we stopped to revisit the park. It... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We popped by their on our way up to the Oregon coast, so it was only a one night stay. We did get in some hiking the day we arrived and on the day we left, but there were lots of trails we didn't get a chance to try. The bathrooms were clean, and there were some good sites above... More 

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Address: Six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5., Latitude/Longitude: 41.1852 / -122.3427, Dunsmuir, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dunsmuir

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