Castle Crags State Park - map and other informations


Castle Crags State Park is a picturesque and serene natural wonderland located in Shasta County, California. Established in 1933, this 4,000-acre park boasts of stunning granite spires that seem to rise up towards the sky on the western edge of Castle Crags Wilderness. The park’s magnificent granite monuments are one of the most distinguishing features of the North State landscape.

Numerous outdoor activities are available in the state park, making it a mecca for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Among the popular activities, there are hiking, camping, picnicking, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming. In the summer months, the camping facilities of the park are a hub of family activities. The park has well-maintained campsites, which can accommodate both RVs and tents. These campsites are equipped with restrooms, showers, fire rings, and picnic benches.

Hiking in Castle Crags State Park is considered one of the highlights of a visit here. The Park has around 28 miles of developed trails that provide some of the most breathtaking views of the park's rugged landscape. One of the most popular trails is the Castle Dome Trail, which goes to the summit of Castle Dome, a towering granite monolith rising over 2,300 feet over the surrounding area. The vista from the top is simply stunning, and on a clear day, visitors can see far and wide to the surrounding mountains.

For the adrenaline seekers, rock climbing in Castle Crags State Park is an adventure not to be missed. The crags and spires found here offer fun climbing routes at various levels of difficulty. For those without experience, there are several businesses located in the area that offer guided climbs, instruction, and equipment rentals.

Castle Crags State Park is also home to many species of wildlife that roam freely within the park. Visitors may spot black bears, deer, coyotes, mountain lions, and many bird species. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the park's creeks, rivers, and lakes, which are home to a variety of fish, including trout and bass.

Overall, Castle Crags State Park is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate natural beauty, seek adventure and enjoy outdoor exploration. The park's facilities and amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and interpretive programs, make it an ideal destination for families and tourists alike. Visitors are guaranteed to leave with lasting memories of this truly unique and awe-inspiring State park.

Average weather in Castle Crags State Park

Temp max Temp min Rain Snow
Jan 7 °C -1 °C 55 mm 45 mm
Feb 8 °C -1 °C 55 mm 31 mm
Mar 10 °C 0 °C 73 mm 38 mm
Apr 15 °C 3 °C 47 mm 14 mm
May 20 °C 7 °C 45 mm 3 mm
Jun 26 °C 12 °C 28 mm 0 mm
Jul 31 °C 16 °C 11 mm 0 mm
Aug 31 °C 16 °C 8 mm 0 mm
Sep 26 °C 12 °C 26 mm 0 mm
Oct 18 °C 7 °C 58 mm 2 mm
Nov 10 °C 2 °C 59 mm 16 mm
Dec 5 °C -2 °C 70 mm 50 mm

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