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Mount Shasta City Park

1315 Nixon Rd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-8900
+1 530-926-2494
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A view of the Origins of the Sacramento River

We learned that Mount Shasta City Park is the location of the origin of the Sacramento River. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Poway, California
Love the headwaters and the beautiful trees

Don't miss coming here, it's magical. Bring an empty bottle to drink the best water in the world... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Kauai, Hawaii
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1315 Nixon Rd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-8900
+1 530-926-2494
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Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 16 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 12 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
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
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Jayne-Steve
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...More

Thank cmakhoul
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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank TeamHovis
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Took a drive outside of town to see where Sacramento river starts seeing the springs water bubble up out of the ground. Drove the park a bit looking at the tall trees and the out buildings, park needs some tlc in my opinion. 1/2 tops...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was on our list of places to see (from the Tourist Bureau). Easy to find, easy to park. We wanted to see the headwaters and that is easy to see. The park had a lot of people there. They were filling jugs in the...More

Thank TravelTechPenngrove
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i 'll visit The park next weekeend someone knows, if the park is handicap accessible?
30 July 2016|
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Response from Corina B | Reviewed this property |
It's accessible. There are gentle slopes that may require muscle with a wheel chair but not bad. You will have to have someone else get the water from the source but you will be able to view it easily.