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Ash Creek Wildlife Area

 
State Wildlife Area located in Big Valley
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; 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)

Bizz Johnson Trail

 
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)
 
You can visit the website here: https://www.blm.gov/visit/bizz-johnson
 
For a trail map, please click here: https://lassenlandandtrailstrust.org/bizz-johnson-trail
 

BLM Wild Horse Corrals

  

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 CorralsUS Highway 395Litchfield, CA
Telephone: 530-254-6575Toll-free: 800-545-4256Fax: 530-254-6762E-mail:                                                                                               Website: 
Hours of Operation:Monday through Friday7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Closed on federal holidays

Diamond Mountain Golf Club

 
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
 
Eagle Lake
     
 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/
 

Lassen Historical Museum & Roop's Fort

 
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
 
 
 

Antelope Lake Recreation Area & Dam

  
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.
 
 

Westwood Museum

  
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
 
 

Lake Almanor Recreation Area & Canyon Dam

 
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 theNorth Fork Feather Riverin northernCalifornia, 16mi (26km) southwest ofWestwood. Located about 8 miles (13km) southeast ofChester, the dam formsLake Almanor, a large and shallow reservoir surrounded by theSierra Nevadamountains.
 
 
First constructed in 1910 by the Great Western Power Company as part of theUpper 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 theCentral Valleyand a subsidiary of Great Western.
 
 
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Bailey Creek Golf Course

            
 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 Course433 Durkin DriveLake Almanor, CA 96137

Contact Us:

Phone: 530. 259.GOLF Fax: 530.259.4218  Email: kevin@baileycreek.com
 

Indian Valley Recreation Area

   
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.
 

Taylorsville/Mount Jura Gem & Museum Society

 
 
 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.
 For more information click here, http://www.indianvalley.net/iv-museum/
 

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