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Shasta State Historic Park

Phone Number

(530) 243-8194

Park Hours

from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Driving Directions to Shasta SHP

The park is 6 miles west of downtown Redding. Highway 299 passes through the town’s main street.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

August 24, 2018: Update on Closures due to Carr Fire

Due to the recent impacts suffered by the Carr Fire, the following locations are closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice:

  • The entire block containing the Historic Brick Ruins bordered by Highway 299, Shurtleff Alley and High Street.
  • The entire block containing the Washington Brewery Ruins, Catholic Cemetery and Cemetery Trail.
  • The entire block bordered by Highway 299, Mackley Alley, Second Street and French Alley.
  • The parcel containing the School Houses adjacent to French Alley.

These restrictions are in effect for the protection of the health and safety of all persons and the protection of property and resources in the area on this map.

The park grounds within the block containing the Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center, including the public restroom, picnic area and Pioneer Barn will remain open for Day Use only. The Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center will be closed to visitation until further notice.

Park Information

Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the lusty "Queen City" of California’s northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush.

Iron shutters still swing on massive, old, iron hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once were crowded with merchandise, and alive with the human sounds of business, trade, and social endeavor.

The County Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance, the year when it was converted from commercial uses to become the Shasta County Courthouse. Today the building is filled with historical exhibits, and an unparalleled collection of historic California Artwork that make it the central figure of Shasta State Historic Park.


Shasta State Historic Park
15312 Highway 299 West
Shasta, CA 96087

The park is six miles west of downtown Redding. Highway 299 passes through the town’s main street.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Shasta State Historic Park

Hiking Trails
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available