FALL RIVER MILLS /
Unspoiled, breathtaking vistas enthrall visitors with towering mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, white water rivers, dense lush forests, and glistening lakes. The small town of Fall River Mills, located between two giant glaciated volcanoes, the dormant 14,162 foot Mt. Shasta and the still active 10,457 foot Lassen Peak, is known for its colorful history, abundant natural wonders and unlimited recreational opportunities.
Fall River Mills is where people go to get away from the frantic city pace, appealing to those who like a leisurely approach to the outdoors as well as those who enjoy adventure. From mountain climbing to spelunking, as well as golf, fishing, hunting, canoeing, cycling, white water rafting, horseback riding or just sightseeing – the area has something for everyone!
LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS:
Welcome to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road. Along this 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano you will find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You will also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past.
The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with 910 acres of forest and five miles of stream-side and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Briton. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park’s underground springs and flows to Lake Briton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.
Explore the story of a landscape forged in volcanic fire, carved by glaciers, and populated with a diversity of plants and animals. Follow in the footsteps of Native Americans, pioneers, miners, and artists. Lassen Volcanic preserves and protects 106,000 acres of forests, lakes, hydrothermal areas, and geologic formations. For information on programs, services, rules and regulations, and year-round opportunities to enjoy and learn more about the Park, download a copy of “Peak Experiences,” the Park’s newspaper and visitors’ guide..
Ahjumawi or “Big Springs” is a place of exceptional, even primeval, beauty. Brilliant aqua bays and tree studded islets only a few yards long dot the shoreline of Ja-She Creek, Crystal Springs, and Horr Pond. Of the park’s 6000 acres, over two thirds of the area is covered by recent (three to five thousand years) lava flows including vast areas of jagged black basalt. The park is a wilderness area and most of the it is extremely rugged lava rock. Be sure someone knows where you are going and when you expect to return. Visitors should prepare adequately for their visit. Travel off the trails requires proper preparation and equipment.
Explore the underground world of a lava tube. The self-guided trail is approximately 1/3 mile long and the cave is completely dark, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. The floor is rough and jagged so wear sturdy shoes. A light jacket will ward off the chill as the cave remains a cool 46 degrees F. Neither hardhats nor crawling is required! Pets are not allowed. The National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend.
The Fall River Golf Course, given Four and half stars by Golf Digest, lays out over slightly rolling terrain, through pine and juniper forests and past shimmering lakes. Abundant wildlife, great views and a country atmosphere make this destination unique.
For a tee time call 530-336-5555.
Locate across the street from Hi-Mont Motel, The Fort Crook Historical Society was founded in 1934. They are dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting the history of the Inter-mountain area. The Fort Crook Museum was built in 1962 – 65 entirely by generous donations of time and materials members of the communities it serves and by members of the Fort Crook Historical Society.
The Chamber provides programs, event and local service information to thousands of visitors and people relocating to the Fall River Valley.
The airport was originally built in the 1940’s as a location to train pilots for action in World War II. Over the years, the airport has been maintained and upgraded largely due to funding provided from the State of California Aeronautics Program and the Federal Aviation Administration. Today the airport has nine permanent T-hangers, five portable hangers, 30 tie-downs and provides aviation fuel sales. The airport is equipped with runway lights which are designed to be turned on at night by the pilots as they approach the airport. There is also an AWOS II to assist pilots in receiving accurate and up-to-date weather information. Shuttle from Airport to Golf Course: For your convenience, shuttle service is available from the airport to the Golf Course. To take advantage of this service please give advance notice by calling (530) 336-5555.
The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay crosses the Sacramento River in the heart of Redding, California. As the name suggests, the Sundial Bridge is, in fact, a working sundial and is one of the largest in the world.
Mount Shasta is the most popular attraction. You can view the mountain best by taking the “scenic drive” which is 14 miles long and takes about 30 minutes driving time each way from town.