whiskeytown lake

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Amanda Sweeney

Even though it's February, the sun will be shining on NorCal and temperatures are sure to be very warm. Go take advantage of the beautiful weather! more


The stormy weather broke just long enough for us to take a hike to Boulder Creek Falls more

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There is no better way to explore the Shasta region then through the lens of a dog more



U.S. Geological Survey

Learn more about the 10 must-see local destinations in the Shasta Cascade region more

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The full moon is coming on September 6th more


The park consists of 39,000 acres and has nearly 70 miles of trails surrounding the lake laced with streams and crystal-clear springs tumbling off Shasta Bally more

Breaking news: It's summer in NorCal and it't HOT. So go cool off at Whiskeytown Lake! more

This memory certainly stands as a significant chapter in NorCal history more


Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has a ton of free activities provided to visitors by the National Parks Service, but the best one might be the ranger-led kayak tours. more


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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Spring is in full-swing which means you're ready to pop-up your tents, put on your mosquito repellent and sleep under the stars more


Fourth graders and their families are eligible for free access to public lands and waters nationwide. more


Here are some of our favorite hangouts for getting into some water and out of the heat more


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All 118 national parks will provide free admission on April 15-16 and 22-23 more

The crazy NorCal storm of 2017 has hit the first week of the New Year 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


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

While each of the past three months have seen super moons, November's full moon will be the biggest and closest to the Earth since 1948 more


This fun and family-friendly event will feature the tasting of rare heirloom apple varieties, an apple dessert bake-off contest between local vendors, games for all ages, and light refreshments provided by the Friends of Whiskeytown. more

Mill Creek Trail is known for its numerous creek crossings more


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    Michele James