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Find Plenty Of Water For Play In Redding And Shasta Cascade

Waterfalls, Rivers, and Lakes Offer Water Wonders for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding,

Rafting, Fishing, Kayaking, and More

The majestic region of northeastern California, Redding located in the center of Shasta Cascade, is abundantly scattered with pristine lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, and roaring rivers all year long, inviting visitors to enjoy unforgettable water fun and adventure. Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors on the water. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather annually, this one-of-a-kind travel destination offers boundless outdoor recreation on crisp, clean waters close to Mount Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests, and seven state parks.

Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco, Redding is Shasta Cascade's bustling hub city - the perfect starting point for expeditions into one of America's most spectacular regional destinations. Redding is easy to get to by car, train, or air, thanks to daily flights through SFO and its proximity to Interstate 5 and the downtown Amtrak station.

Time magazine recently hailed Redding as the "Unofficial Capital of Kayaking" for its abundance of active clubs, paddling events, and beautiful kayaking spots. The Sacramento River, California's longest and largest, is one of the top reasons this area is ideal for water sports and aquatic fun of all kinds. Visitors can watch salmon swim upstream to spawn, or charter boats to drift along the mighty Sacramento River under the world-renowned Sundial Bridge. The mild climate, sweeping vistas, and easy access points combine to make this a wonderful venue for paddle sports, accommodating all levels of water sports enthusiasts.

Next Paddling Event

ยท  California 100, May 23-24, 2015
Join Rivers for Change for the third annual California 100! The 100-mile, one-day paddling race on the Sacramento River begins under the Sundial Bridge in Redding and finishes near Chico. Open to all paddle sport enthusiasts in sea kayaks, marathon canoes, surfskis, standup paddleboards, outriggers, prone paddleboards, and just about anything else you can paddle.

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