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Redding and Shasta Cascade Offers Summer Activities Under the Sun and Stars

Kayak in the moonlight, hit the slides at Waterworks Park or enjoy Redding Beer Week this summer in Redding

REDDING, Calif. – June 20, 2017 – Warm summer nights and eventful summer days offer visitors endless outdoor activities in Redding and the Shasta Cascade – the majestic region of northeastern California filled with mountains, rivers, lakes and all the outdoor activities that accompany this terrain.

“We have picturesque parks and ranger-led programs where visitors can find summer fun in the great outdoors any time of the day,” said T.J. Holmes, the communications coordinator at the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Not to mention we have a really great craft beer scene that earned itself a weeklong festival. Day or night, Redding brings the fun.”

Here are seven cool activities in and around Redding this summer:

1) Redding Beer Week – August 18-26
Toast to your impeccable taste with a celebration of craft breweries and the local establishments who serve them. Redding Beer Week kicks off with the official opening ceremony on Aug. 18, where you can sample 40-plus craft brews all under one roof. The following nine days consist of signature events at local establishments throughout the city.

2) Waterworks Park
Just five minutes from most Redding-area lodging properties, visitors will find the coolest place in Redding: Waterworks Park. Enjoy giant waterslides, the Raging River Run, the Avalanche Slide, wet and wild volleyball in the large activity pool, or just relax in one of many cool, shaded areas. With numerous life guards and ride attendants on site, it’s the place to be cool, safe, and fun.

3) Redding Colt 45s
Come support Shasta County’s ‘Boys of Summer’ as minor league style baseball hits it big with the Redding Colt 45s. Some of America’s top collegiate baseball players and professional prospects are making Shasta County their home this summer under the lights.

4) Whiskeytown Lake’s FREE Ranger-Led Kayak & Standup Paddleboard Tours
Join Whiskeytown rangers for a special program that pairs parents and their children in a kayak so they can discover and share the joy of nature with each other as they paddle and play. Or, learn a new skill and experience the lake from a fresh perspective with an introduction to standup paddleboarding. Both encourage healthy activity on the pristine Whiskeytown Lake.

5) Moonlight Kayak Tours 
Experience the dramatic changes in the landscape as you explore Whiskeytown Lake under the light of the moon for a unique kayaking tour. Reservation slots fill up fast for this ranger-led program, so book now. 

6) Whiskeytown Star Parties
Experience the splendor of the dark night sky! Because of its unique position nestled within mountain ranges and miles from urban light pollution, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a great place to explore the galaxy. The night constellations often elude urban dwellers, but at Whiskeytown, visitors are able to see deep into space aided by powerful telescopes. Or spend the evening with a Sky Ranger at the Oak Bottom Ampitheater and learn about how ancient cultures used the sky to navigate and mark important seasonal changes.

7) Lassen’s Dark Sky Festival
Join park rangers, astronomers, and astrobiologists in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen's Volcanic National Park’s Dark Sky Festival Aug. 11-13. Special programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival.

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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 just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Boasting 300-plus days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions all year long, 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 being America’s “Unofficial Capital of Kayaking,” according to Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. 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. For more information or to order a visitor’s guide, go to, like our Facebook page or find us on Twitter at


About Shasta Cascade
Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax and 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, 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 boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas: from towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers; this travel destination is one of a kind. 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 or to request a visitor’s guide, visit, like our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter

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Susan Hartzler

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T.J. Holmes

Visit Redding



Lisa May

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association


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