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Mount Shasta City Park

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Address: 1315 Nixon Rd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-8900
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+1 530-926-2494

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Must Visit with Kids!

If you're in the area and you have kids, I'd highly recommend you visit this place. At the watering hole, there was this 1 couple who really loaded up on that water. We only did... read more

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Timothy Y
Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're in the area and you have kids, I'd highly recommend you visit this place. At the watering hole, there was this 1 couple who really loaded up on that water. We only did a single bottle because the wife was scared it wasn't safe. It was cold and refreshing. You could tell the difference between that water and... More 

Thank Timothy Y
Santa Cruz
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many folks visit this park to fill their bottles with the pure spring water that pours from a wall of rocks. It's a pretty, quiet place with playgrounds and picnic tables in addition to the spring--which is one of the head sources of the Sacramento River.

Thank MrLucky1950
Poway, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned that Mount Shasta City Park is the location of the origin of the Sacramento River. It's amazing to think of this spring being the start of such a large river. There's areas to walk around in the park as well.

Thank _ckhughes_us
Kauai, Hawaii
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85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Don't miss coming here, it's magical. Bring an empty bottle to drink the best water in the world. Walk around and marvel at the beauty, you won't want to leave!

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Many don't know this little park has the headwaters of the Sacramento River. The river literally seeps and streams out of the mountain . It's an amazing sight. There is a small playground for kids as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place is an absolute must! Bring your glass jugs and containers and collect the best water you will ever taste from the headwaters within this park.

Thank D'Ann H
Blackpool, England
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went to see the start of the Sacramento River and was suprised at the park. There was an information board at the mouth of the river. We walked around the park for a while but it was very wet as it had been raining for some time. Would have liked to have stayed longer. Clean restrooms open.

Thank Jayne-Steve
Laguna Beach, California
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went here last June 2015, on a suggestion of a friend and this is the 1st place I've gone to get drinking water, where I felt IMMEDIATELY "fed" by drinking water! From that moment, I ONLY went there to refill my water bottles; I noticed that people come all over, including coming in from the Bay Area, with their... More 

Thank cmakhoul
Mount Shasta, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love this park. There is a big spring that dumps into a big pond, with a trail beside it. Also a very large grassy area. It is surrounded by trees with an easy trail through them.

Thank Dr_Nancy19
Katy, Texas
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were looking for a place to let our kiddos run around a little bit before a couple hour drive down to Lassen NP and we ended up staying for quite along time. The only other city parks this nice, in towns this small are Estes Park, CO and Buena Vista, CO. I would highly recommend spending some time here... More 

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