Shasta Cascade National Parks Overview
Shasta Cascade National Parks include Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and Whiskey-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park. Since then, hundreds more have been established. These parks are awe inspiring natural wonders and offer endless activities. California has several of these National Parks and Monuments. Hike to boiling mud pots and sulfur lakes at Lassen Volcanic. Bring a flashlight and explore ancient lava tubes at Lava Beds National Monument. Fish for salmon and prehistoric sturgeon at Whiskeytown Lake. Rent a houseboat and vacation on the water at Lake Shasta.
TIP: The National Park Service offers FEE FREE DAYS to some parks on select weekends through the Summer. Use this link to view available dates.