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...

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

Sep 26, 2017 9:30 AM Blog

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

Jul 31, 2017 10:03 AM Outdoors

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

Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM Outdoors 11 Comments

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

Jul 18, 2017 9:15 AM History

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

Jul 17, 2017 8:07 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

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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

Jul 14, 2017 3:00 PM Outdoors

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

Jun 1, 2017 11:41 AM Outdoors 3 Comments

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

May 2, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoors 1 Comments

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

Dec 15, 2016 12:52 PM Blog

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

Dec 12, 2016 12:29 PM

We found footage of ice skaters taking to beautiful Castle Lake. What a wonderful way to take in some of the best views in NorCal. more

Dec 7, 2016 9:30 AM Outdoors

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

Dec 5, 2016 4:50 AM 2 Comments

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

Nov 1, 2016 10:38 AM Outdoors

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

Oct 14, 2016 11:30 AM Outdoors

A D.C. socialite, the Gold Rush, shipping lines, San Francisco, Crescent City and Battery Point Lighthouse intertwine in history to reveal something about our NorCal origins... more

Jan 27, 2016 1:30 PM History

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

Jan 24, 2016 5:50 PM Active NorCal TV

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

Jan 13, 2016 2:36 PM 2 Comments

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

Jan 13, 2016 10:32 AM Outdoors

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Lacey Burke

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

Jan 12, 2016 2:10 PM


Don Graham

It's been a hundred years since Lassen Peak's last eruption, but evidence of its violent volcanic potential still pervades Lassen Volcanic National Park... more

Jan 8, 2016 10:52 AM