Did you know that Northern California and Southern Oregon are home to seven national park sites? Read more


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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! Read more


Fred Johnson - July 2, 2002

Fred Johnson - July 2, 2002

From the fire lookout, you can see Mt. Shasta, Black Butte, Lassen Peak, and the twinkling lights of the cities and I-5 corridor far below Read more


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

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



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

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The full moon is coming on September 6th Read 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 Read more

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

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

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


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

The crazy NorCal storm of 2017 has hit the first week of the New Year Read 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! Read 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 Read 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. Read more

Mill Creek Trail is known for its numerous creek crossings Read more