Susanville Field Trip & Activities Guide


Ash Creek Wildlife Area

      A stream with cattails and water weeds around it. Ash Creek Wildlife Area.

State Wildlife Area located in Big Valley

Please click here for more info: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Ash-Creek-WA

With more than 14,000 acres of marshlands and fields, this wildlife area supports a variety of animals, which provide weeks of enjoyment throughout spring and fall each year.

Activities: fishing, hunting, camping, wildlife viewing, hiking, photography, and bird watching.

Facilities: restrooms, informational kiosk

How to get there:

Highway 299, 4 miles northeast of Bieber, Ca.                                                                                                                                          Highway 139, approximately 58 miles from Susanville, Ca.

Access:                                                                                                                                                                From Highway 299, at the town of Bieber, take Bieber Lookout Road north;                                                                       From  Highway 299, at the town of Adin take Lookout Road West;                                                                                                 From Highway 139, at the town of Adin take Lookout Road West. (Road 87)Straight line with scroll work in the middle of line

Bizz Johnson Trail
 
      A group of bicyclists on the Bizz Johnson Trail crossing a bridge, with early autumn foliage.
The Bizz Johnson Trail follows the route of the old Fernley and Lassen Railroad line, which was established in 1914 for transporting logs and milled lumber to and from the Westwood Mill.
 
Visitor Activities
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, swimming, fishing, wildflower viewing, photography, wildlife viewing, bird watching, historic site, and interpretive programs.
 
Directions
In Susanville, follow State Highway 36 (Main Street) to Weatherlow Street. Turn south on Weatherlow, which 
becomes Richmond Road, and continue 0.5 mile to Susanville Railroad Depot Trailhead Visitor Center. The trail 
begins at the depot (601 Richmond Road)
 
 
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BLM Wild Horse Corrals
 
wild horses in the dessert Wild horse in the scrub bushes

 

LITCHFIELD WILD HORSE AND BURRO CORRALS

Established in the fall of 1976, the Litchfield Corrals were the first facility opened in California. Located 21 miles east of Susanville, CA on US Highway 395, the facility covers approximately 80-acres with numerous pastures and corrals.

Some of the wild horses of this region trace their ancestry to horses raised on the range that were used as mounts for the U.S. Cavalry.

Contact Information

Litchfield Wild Horse & Burro Corrals
US Highway 395
Litchfield, CA

Telephone: 530-254-6575
Toll-free: 800-545-4256
Fax: 530-254-6762
E-mail: BLM_CA_Web_EL@blm.gov                                                                                              Website: www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoptions-and-sales/adoption-centers/litchfield-off-range-corrals

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays
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Diamond Mountain Golf Club
 
golf course with trees and mountains
 
This course incudes large, sloped greens, which are fast but are soft in texture, so they should hold your shots.
 
Nestled at the base of Diamond Mountain this course offers something for everyone, with its long straight fairways, simple doglegs, numerous pine trees and fast greens.
 

Contact Information

Address: 470-835 Circle Dr., Susanville, CA 96130
Hours
Open today · 8AM–7PM
 
 
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Eagle Lake
 
 Eagle lake with mountains surrounding it. eagle lake bike trail with biker on it man holding an eagle lake trout para-sailor on the beach
Long ago the area was inhabited by many different groups of Native Americans, including the Hat Creek, Mountain Maidu, Valley Maidu, Paiute, and Pit River, all of whom hunted and fished at Eagle Lake.
 
Eagle Lake was created by the melting of glaciers during the last ice age and is the second largest natural lake in California. It covers more than 22,000 acres and has over 100 miles of shoreline. The lake sits in a closed drainage basin with no outlet and only limited surface water flowing into it.
 
Aptly named, Eagle Lake is a great place to view golden & bald eagles nesting. The lake is also home to the unique Osprey Overlook, a ½ mile trail near Gallatin Beach that gives a chance to view osprey nests and flight up close. There also is a wide variety of other water fowl for observation.
 
For more information please click here: http://www.eaglelakerecreationarea.com/
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Lassen Historical Museum & Roop's Fort
 
Roop's Fort Museum in Susanville
 
 Here you can see old weapons, bottles, photographs and more from the County's founding fathers. It is also home to many historic items from previous centuries including authentic arrowhead collections and Native American art, to the last remaining pieces of historic uptown businesses that have long since vanished.
 
The Lassen Historical Museum and Roop's Fort are located near Memorial Park at 75 North Weatherlow Street in Susanville.

 

Hours Open

Summer: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sat 11:00 am -3:00 pm; Winter: Tue-Thurs and Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
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Antelope Lake Recreation Area & Dam
 
Picture of Antelope Lake.  Picture of Antelope Lake Dam State Water Project Sign, with Antelope Lake in the background.
 
 Antelope Lake is one of the more remote, quiet lakes on the forest.  At 5000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District.  It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline.
 
ACTIVITIES: Bicycling, Hiking, Camping & Cabins, Fishing, Nature Viewing, Picnicking, & Water Activities.
 
 DIRECTIONS:  Antelope Lake is located 30 miles NE of Taylorsville on the Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd.  From Janesville, on Hwy 395, take County Rd. 208 for four miles, then FS Rd. 28N01 for nine miles, turn right on FS Rd.  28N03 for two miles.
 
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Westwood Museum
 
old picture of loggers from area Westwood California tree planters wanted, old sign from early 1900's

 This museum holds the history of the historic lumber town of Westwood Ca, and the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Many interesting displays, maps, books, and photos.
 
LOCATION:
Address: 311 Ash St, Westwood, CA 96137
Phone:(530) 256-2233
 
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Lake Almanor Recreation Area & Canyon Dam
 
  Campground with picnic tables and lake Almanor in Background Picture of the sun setting on Lake Almanor, with a fisherman in a tube. lake almanor with greebs in the water Lake Almanor with mount Lassen in the background Image of The Canyon Dam Tower in Lake Almanor.
 
The 28,000-acre lake provides ample boating, swimming, water skiing and sailing opportunities. A boat ramp can be found in the north campground.
 
Fishing in the lake or nearby streams, is a popular activity. Anglers will find a variety of trout, bass, salmon and catfish, among other species. 
 
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail can be accessed from within the campground. The trail winds through the forest, providing spectacular views of the lake, nearby Dyer Mountain and Lassen Peak. The trail stretches approximately 9 miles along the west shore of the lake.
 
Canyon Dam is an embankment dam on the North Fork Feather River in northern California, 16 mi (26 km) southwest of Westwood. Located about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Chester, the dam forms Lake Almanor, a large and shallow reservoir surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains.
 
First constructed in 1910 by the Great Western Power Company as part of the Upper North Fork Feather River Project, the dam was originally planned to be built of masonry but was later changed to an earthfill design. The dam's primary purpose was to store water for the Western Canal Company, an irrigation district in the Central Valley and a subsidiary of Great Western. 
 
MORE INFORMATION:
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Bailey Creek Golf Course
 
Bailey Creek Golf Course LogoBailey Creek Golf Course and a Water Hazard on the course. child blowing a golf ball into the hole
 
Set along the shores of Lake Almanor and in the shadow of Mount Lassen, this traditional mountain design will challenge your game and reward your senses.
 
Bailey Creek offers a complete golfing experience from our accommodations, practice facility, casual dining, event planning and top-notch golf shop. Bailey Creek offers a challenge to golfers of all playing abilities. 
Ask About the Junior Golf Camps for ages 5-11.

 

Address:

Bailey Creek Golf Course
433 Durkin Drive
Lake Almanor, CA 96137

 

Contact Us:

Phone: 530. 259.GOLF Fax: 530.259.4218  Email: kevin@baileycreek.com
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Indian Valley Recreation Area
 
 huge oak tree with red leaves and dear beneath it. Indian Falls water fall wild flowers and mountains
  
Just north of Quincy in Plumas County, the Indian Valley includes fishing, hiking, swimming, picnicking and camping in the Plumas National Forest.
It is home to Indian Falls and is widely known for its spectacular full fall splendor.
 
Plumas County's "Scenic Byway Link" travels through the quiet, historic communities of Canyon Dam, Greenville, Crescent Mills, and Taylorsville and is a connection between "Feather River National Scenic Byway" on Hwy 70, just north of Quincy and the “Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway", which begins at the northern boundary of the Plumas National Forest. 
 
It’s a popular place for fishing and picnicking, and is nearby to the Greenville campground. The area is also great for bicycling.
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Taylorsville/Mount Jura Gem & Museum Society
 Taylorsville and mount Jura Gem Society buildings
 There are a wide variety of gems and stones to enjoy in the museum.

The museum houses many artifacts representing the period from the 1860's through the 1940's. Over 600 pictures are on display showing life as it was in the valley.

 

Address: 4288 Cemetery Rd, Taylorsville, CA 95983

Phone: (530) 284-1046

 

 For more information click here, http://www.indianvalley.net/iv-museum/
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Plumas County Museum
 
 quincy california museum with treesBuilding on Main Street Quincy California old quincy hotel
The concept of an active "living museum" is evidenced by the dozens of different exhibits, events, meetings and functions held at the Plumas County Museum.
 
It houses an excellent display of baskets, woven by the Mountain Maidu Indians. There are also many pieces of equipment on display, that were used by pioneer's in their endeavors to carve out a life for themselves, in the rugged west.
 
The Industrial History Wing features Railroads of Plumas County, Gold Mining on the Feather River, and TIMBER!, an exhibit about the lumber industry of the county.
 
Due to severe budget cuts the Plumas County Museum Association is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for Sunday hours.

Plumas CountyMuseum
500 Jackson Street
Quincy, CA. 95971
(530) 283-6320
(530) 283-6081 - FAX

For More information please click here, https://www.plumasmuseum.org/
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Western Pacific Railroad Museum-Portola
 
Western Pacific Railroad Museum LogoWestern Pacific railroad engine painted bright orange with chrome
We have plenty to see and do, we offer locomotive rides, and museum tours!
 
The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is located atop the headwaters of the North Fork of the Feather River in the quaint mountain town of Portola. 
 
The Feather River Canyon is beautiful country year round, with plenty to see and do all year.
 
Lodging, restaurants, and plenty of shopping options are available in Portola, along with many options for family fun.
 
Location:
700 Western Pacific Way, Portola, California 96122 | 1-530-832-4131 | email us at:   info@wplives.org
 
Click here for website, http://www.wplives.org/
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Jim Beckwourth Museum
 
Jim Beckwourth Cabin USA 29 cent stamp with Jim Beckwourth on it
 
Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West.
 
Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.
Location: 1820 Rocky Point Road, Portola, CA. East of Portola off Hwy 70

Open: Weekends from 1-4 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day; other times by appointment.
Admission: Free

To Reserve a Tour Call: (530) 832-4888
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Williams House Museum 
Williams House Museum Williams House Museum side view
Stop by this beautifully restored 1031 log home right on Highway 70 at the east end of Portola for a look at local family histories, photographs, handmade quilts, and a guided tour.
 
It is a historical point of reference, step into this old log house and learn about Portola`s early history. Walk through the home that for many years belonged to The Williams Family.
 
Find us at 424 East Sierra Ave., Portola, Ca. 96122.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Old Lava flow  with light blue lake on mountain Lassen Peak trail sign with mountains manzanita bushes and a lake in the mountains Image of Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic Park. It shows the wooden walkway and sulfur puddles.
 Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered.
 
Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land.
 
During the winter there are ranger lead, snow tours, and during the summer much fun is to be had, with hiking, swimming, and camping.
 
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Caribou Wilderness Area
 
Lassen National Forest marker with Caribou Wilderness written on it. Image of a lake with downed gray trees in it, surrounded by evergreen forest. Caribou wilderness trail head signs scenic view of silver lake California
 
Surrounded by dense woods and dotted by several small glacial lakes this is a hikers paradise.  There are many walking/hiking trails that zigzag throughout the area.
 
Points of interest include, Caribou Peaks, Black Cinder Rock, and Red Cinder.  The highest point, is Red Cinder, 8370 ft., with majestic panoramic views.
 
You can also enjoy a mid-hike swim in one of the lakes and pack a picnic lunch.  Bug spray is highly recommended, also keep an eye out for bear and mountain lions while trekking through this wilderness.
No fees to camp, however, a campfire permit is required. 
 
General Notes:

Contact the Almanor Ranger District at P.O. Box 767, Chester, CA 96020, (530)258-2141.

Directions from Susanville:
Take CA-36 W/Hillcrest Rd
 
 
Continue to follow CA-36 W
 
5.1 mi
Turn right onto CA-44 W
 
45.9 mi
Turn left onto CA-44 W/CA-89 S
 
5.3 mi
Turn left onto Forest Rte 32N12
 
4.4 mi
Sharp left to stay on Forest Rte 32N12
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Coppervale Ski Area

                       Coppervale Ski Area, Snowboarding, Alpine, Nordic, & Cross Country Skiing
 
 
Conveniently located only 18 miles from Susanville on Highway 36, Coppervale has enough groomed snow for some terrific downhill fun and features 8 spectacular trails, a terrain park, a half-pipe and over 700 feet of vertical drop.  
 
Classes on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are held from 9:30 to 4:30. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the lift will be in operation from 1:00 to 4:30pm. Sign up for classes at the Ski Area. For more information about Lassen's Coppervale Ski Area call the Snow- Phone at 257-9965.
 
                
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Susanville Ranch Park 
A pastoral view of Susanville Ranch Park Valley. Two adorable children playing in a creek.
A mountain biker crossing a trail bridge. A picturesque view from the top of a mountain bike trail, with a mountain bike in the forefront.
Susanville Ranch Park is a 1,100-acre park property in northeast California, owned and managed by Lassen County and the Bureau of Land Management as a shared-use recreation area.
 
Activities to enjoy, include hiking, mountain biking, dog walking, horseback riding or just out for a quiet walk, or a picnic lunch, surrounded by the beauty contained in this corner of the world.
 
There are several trails to choose from with difficulty ranging from Novice to Expert, it just depends on how adventurous you're feeling. Take the whole family out and enjoy what the day has to offer.
 
For more information and trail maps please click the link provided: http://www.susanvilleranchpark.com/index.html
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Susanville Symphony Society 
 
The Susanville Symphony performs throughout the year for your listening enjoyment!  
Concerts range from Classical to Dance Band, as well as the Concert on the Green.
 
 
   Susanville Symphony red violin performance
        Susanville Symphony Dance Band Concert Poster  Susanville Symphony pops concert poster
For more information please use the link below:
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Wemple's Pumpkin Patch
Are you looking for family fun? If so, head out to Wemple's Pumpkin Patch.  They have Hayrides, a Corn Maze, and a small Petting Zoo.  You can pick your own pumpkin right off the vine.  For your enjoyment they have a snack shack and a seasonal store. 
 
Location: 
Hwy. 395 Milford, Ca. 96121
Hours of Operation:
7 Days a week from 9 - 5
October 1st - 31st
 
 
Wemple's Pumpkin Patch Sign
 
          old horse drawn wagon with pumpkins and flowers old truck with pumpkins, squash, and flowers displayed on it.
 
 
           Look for them on Facebook
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