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Beach view from Lake Siskiyou Camp & Resort

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On our destinations page, learn more about local areas and landmarks. Get descriptions of the locations, and find out activities that they accommodate. Listed are places to fish, trail run, swim, horseback ride, hike, backpack, cliff jump, mountain bike, sight see, road bike, climb, snowboard, ski, splitboard, snowmobile, houseboat, wakeboard and more...

Beach view from Lake Siskiyou Camp & Resort

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Northern California is stuffed to the gills with great places to camp more

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In certain winters, the lake that sits below Mt. Shasta can freeze, making it a beautiful place for ice skating fun more

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In the winter, skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snowshoers flock to the Bunny Flat trailhead. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, hikers and backpackers enjoy breathtakingly scenic jaunts there... more

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The views of a snowy Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain made the trek worthwhile more

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Kids Playing on Lake Siskiyou

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A positive atmosphere charms the area, and it makes you smile just to see others enjoying their environment more

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There’s something powerful in standing atop a 10,000-foot high mountain under the light of the full moon. more

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We've always wondered if it was possible to jump off of Burney Falls. Not only did we find out it is possible, we saw the maniac do it! more

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Watch a video commemoration of the completion of Shasta Dam and learn some interesting facts about its history. more

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Finding ways to cope with the heat is just a part of life in NorCal, so stay cool this summer by taking a dip in one of these seven swimming holes. more

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I'm frequently amazed by how many NorCal locals have not visited Shasta Caverns. Then again, Parisians are seldom found in the Louvre. more

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Hatchet Creek or Lion Slide Falls in Montgomery Creek leads a bit of a double life... more

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Epic Cliff Jump

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Recently, the Active NorCal team (and friends of course) decided to take a little camping trip up to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. We've listed some of our findings for the benefit of would-be Whiskeytown campers. more

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For anyone who would like to have their Instagram photography featured, use #activenorcal and we'll give it a look! more

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We are going to explore the history and development of NorCal over the past 32 years with Google Timelapse more

With only 24 hours you can enjoy the many different facets of Chico, including Bidwell Park, craft beers and the quaint downtown area more

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Getting enough of the NorCal destination that President Theodore Roosevelt dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World," isn't possible. more

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We brought our cameras over to the Rare Air Trampoline Park to have some fun. more

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Find out what exactly a lenticular cloud is and how they're formed... more

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When people ask you why you live in NorCal, show them this video... more

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The San Francisco Chronicle just published an article entitled "Waterfalls soon to be overflowing with wonders" (here). Their piece identifies waterfalls near the Bay Area and NorCal regions that will benefit most from El Nino showers... more