Are there bears in Castle Crags State Park?

Castle Crags is open for camping year round. The campground can accommodate trailers up to 21 feet long and motorhomes up to 27 feet. Each of the campsites is equipped with a picnic table, food locker, and a fire ring. Bears may come into the campground at any time of the day or night.

Are dogs allowed at Castle Crags State Park?

Castle Crags State Park is the ideal place for both adventure seekers and quiet time lovers. As a pet-friendly place, you are allowed to bring Fido with you and enjoy the wilderness together. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the hiking trails.

Is Castle Crags a volcano?

Stroll the short, easy trail to Vista Point, which offers an epic panorama of the crags and Mount Shasta, the 14,179-foot snow-capped volcano roughly 30 miles north.

What kind of rock is Castle Crags?

granitic rock
Castle Crags is composed of different types of granitic rock, representing different parts of the pluton. Trondhjemite and granodiorite form a core and shell, respectively. Slow cooling of the magma resulted in a concentric zoning of the pluton that is preserved and exposed in the Castle Crags rocks.

Are dogs allowed at Mt Shasta?

Dogs are allowed anywhere on the network of trails within the Old Ski Bowl ridge line, where even in high summer and early fall you can usually walk to the snow. Check in with the Mount Shasta Trails Association for other dog-friendly hikes in the Mount Shasta region.

Is Sims Flat Campground open?

Usually opens by last Saturday in April and closes Nov. 15th. Features: Historic location of Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s. Interpretive signs depict the camp and suspension bridge spanning the river built by the CCC.

Does Shasta allow dogs?

Is Mt Shasta dog friendly?

Mount Shasta is pet friendly! If you need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with Fido, you’ve come to the right place.

Can dogs swim in Lake Siskiyou?

Pets are not allowed at Beach or Picnic areas. Must clean up after your pet.

Is Castle Lake dog friendly?

Don’t forget, anywhere else on National Forest land such as Castle Lake, Lake Siskiyou trail, Gateway trail are all dog friendly with no restrictions. As always, pick up after your pet please. Waste bags are available at Bunny Flat. There are no leash restrictions unless your dog is observed being a nuisance.

Are dogs allowed in Shasta Trinity National Forest?

Dogs: Not permitted due to wilderness regulations. Directions to trail access at Bunny Flat Trailhead: From the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station, head east on Alma Street (toward the Mountain).

How do I get to Castle Crags State Park?

Directions to trailhead: Castle Crags State Park is located some 25 miles north of Lake Shasta (6 miles south of Dunsmuir) off Interstate 5. Take the Castella exit and follow signs to the park. Follow the entrance road to the Vista Point parking area. The signed trail begins just down the road from the Point.

How big is Castle Crags National Park in California?

The 4,350-acre park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park. The park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags.

Is Castle Crags open for camping 2021?

Castle Crags State Park is now open for day-use and limited first come first serve camping. To make a reservation for 2021, visit or call 800-444-7275. As of January 4, 2021, it is not known when overnight camping will fully resume.

What is the elevation of Castle Crags?

Nestled in a secluded, forested area just west of Interstate 5 in Shasta County California, about 48 miles north of Redding and midway between Dunsmuir and Castella, Castle Crags is a dramatic and well-known rock formation ranging in elevation from 2,000 to 6,500 feet in elevation.