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“Headwaters of the Sacramento River”

Mount Shasta City Park
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Davis, California
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3 reviews
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“Headwaters of the Sacramento River”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great opportunity to see the headwaters of the Sacramento River as they rush out of lava tubes, straight from Mt. Shasta. Bring some water containers to fill -- you can drink straight from the headwaters.

Visited August 2012
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Applegate, CA
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4 reviews
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“Great park in a beautiful setting!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I found this park on Trip Advisor and it was rated #1 in Mount Shasta. We had four kids and two moms traveling, and this park was loved by all. We played at two playgrounds, had a picnic, ran through the green grass fields, climbed over bridges and along trails next to a stream, and drank out of the Headwaters -- the kids loved walking to the place in the hillside where the water bubbles out so they could fill their water bottles and drink directly from Mount Shasta snow melt. The water was amazingly pure and fresh. I would recommend this for anyone traveling I-5 and looking for a place to stop wth kids, or just for a visit while in the area.

Visited August 2012
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Ukiah, California
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17 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Headwaters of the Sacramento River. Gushing from cracks in the granite bottom of Mt Shasta. Bring a container or two. delicious water......

Visited June 2012
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“A nice, small town park”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The biggest attraction of the park is seeing the headwaters of the Sacramento River. The water flows down a few feet, creating a small waterfall. It is nice to just sit there and listen to the water flowing. Locals fill their water jugs at the falls. This park is also a good place to park to take a hike up a hill just outside of the park east of Mount Shasta Blvd.

Visited June 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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“Lush park in a mountain town”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

There was something special about this lovely little park in Shasta City. Take a while to meditate. there are many good spots and no intrusions. It is natural,tranquil and you can simply enjoy the beautiful spring which is reverently cared for by the locals. They are constantly dropping in with cartons of jugs to refill. These water bearers are as unique and unassuming as this little town. Neighboring the entrance is the famous Springhill Nursery. Driving around the town, there are mammoth wisterias, large flowers and extremely healthy forms of vegetation.

Visited October 2011
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