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Five National Forests reopen in Shasta Cascade region

UPDATE #2

REDDING, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2020) – Despite Redding and Shasta County being safe from California wildfires, the United States Forest Service reopened nine of the 18 national forests in California following 10 days of temporary closures to minimize threat of wildfires.  

Five of the nine national forests reopened are in the Shasta Cascade region known as UpState California: Shasta-Trinity, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, and Mendocino national forests. Due to the fire conditions and limited firefighting resources, the Forest Service extended the closure of the other nine national forests through Sept. 24, including Six Rivers and Klamath national forests located in UpStateCA. The Sept. 24 order also prohibits any use of a fire, campfire or stove fire or smoking on National Forest System lands. 

As firefighters continue to make strides in wildfires throughout the state, the Redding Visitors Bureau and Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) applaud the amazing efforts of first responders. To view a USDA Forest Service recreation sites, click here.

Ideas about activities to enjoy while being indoors and out of the smoke:

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to below list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates: 

For additional information on visiting Redding, please explore www.VisitRedding.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VisitReddingCA or Instagram at @VisitRedding.

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UPDATE #1

REDDING, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Despite Redding being safe from California wildfires, the United States Forest Service extended the closure of all national forests in California Monday through Sept. 21. 

Due to the number of fires and the limited resources to fight them, the Forest Service temporarily closed all national forests in the state until Sept. 14 before extending the order Monday. Businesses with valid Forest Service permits, including those on Lake Shasta, are exempt from the order. The order is also prohibits any use of a fire, campfire or stove fire or smoking on National Forest System lands. 

All six national forests in the Shasta Cascade region are affected: Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino, and Klamath national forests. Camping is permitted with limitations in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park suggests visitors will expect increased demand for campsites and reservations are recommended.

As firefighters continue to make strides in wildfires throughout the state, the Redding Visitors Bureau and Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) applaud the amazing efforts of first responders.

Ideas about activities to enjoy while being indoors and out of the smoke:

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to below list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates: 

For additional information on visiting Redding, please explore www.VisitRedding.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VisitReddingCA or Instagram at @VisitRedding.

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REDDING, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2020) – While there is no fire danger in Redding and Shasta County, the United States Forest Service announced Wednesday the closure all national forests in California through Sept. 14.

These forests include the six national forests in the Shasta Cascade region: Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino, and Klamath national forests. All people need to leave the forest service land and marinas are instructing people to locate their boats and bring them to shore, said the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters.

In response to the wildfire risk, Lassen Volcanic National Park implemented a park-wide fire restriction and early closure of Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake campgrounds for the remainder of the summer/fall season. The early closure begins Monday, Sept. 14 at noon. All three areas remain open for day use only.

The following attractions are closed through Sept. 14:

The follow attractions are open:

Ideas about activities to enjoy while being indoors and out of the smoke:

See the full press release from the USDA Forest Service here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD801394. 

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to this list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates: 

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters: 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 | (530) 226-2500

Shasta Lake Ranger Station: (530) 275-1587

Cal Fire: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office: Website

For fire info, call Shasta County Fire Department: 530-225-2510.

For additional information on visiting Redding, please explore www.VisitRedding.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VisitReddingCA or Instagram at @VisitRedding.

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About Redding, CA
Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. As the “sunniest city in California” averaging 300+ days of sunshine a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions for every age, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of the “unofficial capital of kayaking” from TIME Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, waterfalls, state and national parks, along with over 225 miles of trails make Redding a popular basecamp for exploration in the Shasta Cascade region, known as UpStateCA. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

About Shasta Cascade
California’s hidden gem, the Shasta Cascade region represents 20 percent of the state’s land mass with less than 2 percent of the state’s overall population. Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of Northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes that include towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information, visit www.shastacascade.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShastaCascade, or find us on twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaCascade

Media Contacts:

Laurie Baker, CEO
Redding Visitors Bureau
Laurie@shastacascade.org   
Cell: 530-917-4140

T.J. Holmes, Communications Coordinator
Redding Visitors Bureau
TJ@VisitRedding.com
Office: 530-225-4105 / Cell: 530-513-1390

Matt Sessions
Lou Hammond Group
matts@louhammond.com
Office: 212-891-0211 / Cell: 917-539-0633



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