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- I visited Redding from Maryland to see my boyfriend. He told me about the bridge and I really wanted to see it. It’s beautiful and lights up at night. It’s amazing and there’s a little restaurant.Written October 30, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- They constantly have traveling museums come in. We especially loved the King Tut exhibition. We also went to the Festival of Lights in December. What an amazing job they did!!! Our grandchildren and children LOVED it!!Written October 5, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I live within 10 miles of the SSHP & have enjoyed visiting here many times over the years. The remains of the brick buildings along Main Street (now Highway 299w) give an interesting glimpse of days of old. The museum is filled with very interesting historic memorabilia with a lot of facts and info. of the area. Be sure to visit the restored old store and sample some tasty food and treats at the cafe in the old Bakery.Written January 19, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- good fishing areas . lake was a little low, but up from past years , I found several areas with good access to the fishing areas .Written April 25, 2023
- Maybe one of the best bike trails on the planet. It's paved all the way. The scenery is absolutely amazing. I did the trail on an e-bike, and I got a little assist going up some of the hills. but I think this trail is easily doable on a conventional bike if you are good at manipulating the gear shift.
I picked up an e-bike at Pedigo on main Street in Reading. That's where I jumped on the trail. I cuddled all the way to the base of the Shasta Dam, then I made my way up the short stretch of roadway to the dam itself. The dam is a great midpoint rest with some fantastic views of Shasta Lake upstream and the Sacramento River downstream.
I always wait to take pictures on my return trip.
On the return I peddled passed my starting point and on to the Sundial Bridge.
There's no mobile phone service along 98% of the trail. On November 27th 2021, the weather could not have been more beautiful. Highs were around 65. I would not recommend this trail on a blazing hot, hundred degree day. Anywhere there might have been shade, it's gone. The wildfires devastated much of this route and most of the trees were burned.Written November 27, 2021
- This church helped my family stay together rather than us getting a divorce… we know they love God with all their hearts and love others as they love themselves.. and they actually pray for those who persecute them like true followers of Christ are instructed to do… not trying to be condemning just saying, I’ve never ever seen that with any other Christian’s at any other church… I know firsthand that it’s way easier said than done, that’s for sure…I also know that God didn’t ask us to do this without it being possible… it’s so beautiful and refreshing to see how they handle unbelieving believers and gives me hope… thankfully God is an amazing Father and is faithful to complete the work He started in all of us… Bill Johnson first taught me that God is better than we think and He’s in a good mood… before that I thought He was mad at me and I had to try and please Him and earn love from Him which was exhausting and didn’t work… just the same as we wouldn’t expect our children to earn our love, or we wouldn’t break our child’s arm to teach them a lesson or show them how we can fix it for them, God doesn’t hurt us or make us sick… He wants us to be healed and whole and see those around us healed and whole too… the enemy wants to deceive us into thinking anything less than that… as Christians we should read the New Testament… especially Matthew Mark Luke John and Acts…Written September 23, 2022
- Given the desperate drought conditions of Northern California it was wonderful to see the free flowing Sacramento River. Great trails along the river, especially near the Sundial Bridge. Fishing occurring. Such a peaceful flowing view.Written August 19, 2021
- Hidden gem. This trail is PERFECT for bike riding. You won't find better views of the Sacramento River. And the geology is amazing.Written December 1, 2021
- The Cascade Theatre is a great example of what can be accomplished when enough resources (talented people & funds) are combined with a great vision to do an excellent job of restoring a beautiful old theatre. If you get a chance to visit, definitely check it out!Written February 23, 2020
- I recommend this short walk to this place. Too bad they don't have a trail to the actual falls for us mobility challenged folk. I made it up the steep hill to get to the falls a few years ago but with help. Trail to the falls is behind the pump house, if you can call it a trail. very peaceful.Written December 4, 2019
- We came down from Oregon with family and brought a bunch of teens and 1 little 5 year old for a full day at Waterworks Park the weekend of July 17. We rented a cabana, and IMO this is the best way to spend a day here! The food service for the cabana was great, and we enjoyed being able to order food and have it brought to the cabana for us. It was also great to have a little spot of our own to relax and get out of the hot sun. The older kids loved the big rides and bigger waterslides, but it was a bummer trying to get a double tube. The only ones available were the triples but they made do with it. My 5 year old loved the wave pool and the shallow little kids' splash pad with slides and whatnot. I took someone's advice off of TripAdvisor and bought water socks/water shoes for everyone so our feet wouldn't cook on the hot pavement. They worked great the whole day.
The food we got was actually really good. We had a whole pepperoni pizza delivered to the cabana, along with nachos and sodas and a burger with fries. Also tried the deep fried PB&J and it was really delicious, definitely recommend.
I see a few comments on here saying the staff was rude and the place was dirty, but honestly considering the amount of people there and how few staff they had, they did an excellent job of keeping up with everything. There was not trash everywhere or in the pools. The water in a couple places looked a little cloudy, but no pool is going to be crystal clear with such a high volume of people in it who have applied sunscreen and/or tanning oil to their skin. Overall, our experience was pleasant and we will definitely come back again. :)Written August 6, 2021
- The diverse range of plants and the peaceful walking trails make it a perfect spot for nature lovers and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.Written October 5, 2023
- Lots of fun at this rec Area with great biking and hiking trails abounding. Geocachers should certainly visit this area.
Trash (illegal dumping?) seems to be an issue so please lend a CITO hand.
The Rec Area is currently closed because of the Carr Fire.Written August 13, 2018
- My daughter loved playing here and it was a nice break from our other sightseeing adventures. She especially liked the swing where she could face us and some of the slides. The water wasn't running when we went, but right next to it is a larger playground for kids of all ages. Both playgrounds are free.Written September 22, 2020
- This is a hidden treasure for a local playhouse!! The talent is great, the prices are very reasonable, and closing nights they have a nice appetizer bar. They will be moving soon to a larger and much nicer location.Written October 2, 2017
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