- The Shasta Cascade Region is a land of dense conifer forests, volcanic landscapes, and few people. The area's dominating physical feature, the snowy volcano Mount Shasta, is one of North America's most massive mountains.
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The Shasta Cascade Region features five state parks, four state historic parks, and two state recreation areas. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is one of the most popular sites. The lake boasts 167 miles of shoreline and 23 square miles of surface.
Recreation - The state park sites in the Shasta Cascade Region opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, waterskiing and horseback riding.
Climate - Climate in the Shasta-Cascade Region varies greatly with elevation. Higher elevations tend to have much cooler temperatures and higher precipitation. Summer weather is usually hot and dry with lower elevation temperatures ranging from 85° - 100°+F and lows from 60° - 70°. Fall days are usually mild and warm, with cool nights. Winter is when most of the precipitation falls, averaging over 55 inches per year, much of it in the form of snow in the high elevations. Highs range from 40° - 60° and lows from 30° - 40° in the lower elevations. Spring weather is variable with many pleasant days.
The Shasta Cascade Region is located in the northeastern corner of California, bordering both Nevada and Oregon. It lies around the communities of Yreka, Redding, Chico and Alturas.