HISTORIC & SCENIC PLACES

GLENBURN CHURCH

Located on McArthur Road approximately 8 miles from Fall River Mills, the Glenburn Church, built in 1886 is still heated by a potbellied stove.  The picturesque building, with Mt. Shasta and the old Creighton flour mill in the background, has been the subject for many artists and photographers.

FORT CROOK MUSEUM

he museum's main building, fashioned after the historic round barn near Little Valley, was built by local residents under the auspices of the Fort Crook Historical Society.  The contents of the museum's four building complex tell the story of the Indians and early settlers of this area.  Included here are six completely furnished rooms of antique furniture, a blacksmith's shop, the old Fall River jail, a room containing early farm implements, and a fine collection of Indian artifacts.  A picnic area is adjacent.  The museum is open May to November.

MCARTHUR- BURNEY FALLS MEMORIAL STATE PARK

 Seven miles north of junction Highway 299 & 89 is one of the area's most beautiful spots.  Sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, McArthur-Burney Falls State Park is a favorite in the area.  The 129-foot Burney Falls provides wonderful shots for photographers and is a must see for the visitor.

THE AHJUMAWI LAVA SPRINGS STATE PARK

 Located approximately four miles west of Rat Farm Road, this park encompasses over 6,000 acres - 2,000 of which are covered by recent lava flows.  The word "ahjumawi" means "where the waters come together" translated from the area's Pit River Indian dialect.  The waters, in this case, are referring to the Tule Rivers, Big Lake, Ja She and Lava Creeks, which form one of the largest systems of fresh water springs in the world.  Because of this, the park can only be reached by boat, and primitive camping is available at environmental campsites.

CRYSTAL LAKE FISH HATCHERY

Located on Baum Lake near Cassel, the hatchery plants approximately 2,500,000 catch able size and fingerling fish on a year 'round basis.

HAT CREEK PARK

Hiking trails, picnic area and wild trout stream along Highway 299 between Burney and Fall River Mills.  The park is located next to a "chalk mountain", make up of decomposed sea life called diatomaceous earth.

CAVES

The Subway cave is located 1/4 mile north of the junction of Highways 89 and 44.  The cave, formed 2,00 years ago from flowing lava, provides over 1,000 accessible feet to explore (Bring a coat and flashlight).  The Mayfield and Ice Caves are located to  the north.

MEDICINE LAKE AND GLASS MOUNTAIN

 Located 33 miles of Highway 89 northeast of Bartle, the area has camping, boating, fishing and unusual volcanic terrain.  The road is closed winter to mid-June.

LASSEN NATIONAL VOLCANIC PARK

The park's northwest entrance at Manzanita Lake is located approximately an hour's drive from the Intermountain area.  The park contains 150 miles of foot trails and over 50 backcountry lakes and streams.  The Manzanita Lake and southwest entrances provide access to areas for ski touring snow play and snowshoeing.  The Lassen Park Road is closed between the southwest entrance and Manzanita Lake from late October to late May.  Admission is charged.

ASHCREEK WILDLIFE AREA

At the northeast corner of the region, Ash Creek Wildlife area covers more than 11,000 acres of marshlands and supports a variety of waterfowl.  Visitors will enjoy the marshes to photograph the wildlife or to take part in the many interpretive programs that are offered.

Throughout  the area, supplies, services and lodging can be found in the local communities - the largest being Burney and Fall River Mills.  Although these mountain towns were established to support the agricultural and timber industries, thousands of tourists visit the Intermountain area every year, and the residents are always ready to provide directions and assistance.

PIT RIVER LODGE

Pit River Lodge is located in Northeastern Shasta County.  Built in 1921, the lodge buildings first served as housing for the workers who built the nearby power house known as "Pit One."  The fine Craftsman-style structures that are now the Pit River Lodge feature some of the best evidence of that style in Northern California.