How to see the snow and a beautiful sunset at the same time halfway up Mount Shasta. Bunny Flat provides hiking, camping, and winter sports. Quick easy access and plowed roads means that anyone can get up there most days of the year. It will show up on most map apps and is at the top of Everitt Memorial Highway, going directly up the mountain out of the town of Mount Shasta (8 miles north). While the view has been similar to this picture lately, we are expecting snow off and on throughout February, so check when traveling through. Come stay at the Dunsmuir Lodge for free tour suggestions and directions!
The Dunsmuir Big Fish Program has started! In addition to the normal stocking from DFG, the town of Dunsmuir will be releasing more trout purchased separately for stocking within city limits. This area has long been a mecca to those seeking outdoor adventure via fly fishing, but the age old tradition of a picnic by the river with [a non gender-specific parent] teaching the kids to fish. This year we are urging you to get back to nature by teaching your children to fish. You don’t have to be a pro, there are guides and enthusiastic shopkeepers who want to spread their knowledge of this pastime; the old addage of “secret” fishing spots is dying. There are many easy access points to the river in town – including places you won’t have to hike down to the river, just drop a line from the bank. So there’s really no excuse to show the kids this year where their food comes from! Lazy fishers can also benefit from the large, easily-caught trout. The Dunsmuir Big Fish program encourages you to come to town this summer and take advantage of the extra large, extra stock of trout just waiting for you to come drop a line for them to chase…
Mike L., from San Francisco, fished the Upper Sacramento River today in Dunsmuir. He caught a 13″ Rainbow Trout. He’s pretty happy, and says he will return to do some more fishing.
Dunsmuir City is stocking the River with fish. Fish can be measured and tagged at Dunsmuir Hardware. At the end of the season there are prizes awarded in several categories.
It is looking like summer will be one of those “perfect” summers here in the mountains. Lots to do, excellent weather, lakes full, forests green, and fishing great. Come up and enjoy the clean air and water, not to mention the serenity all around.
We thought Winter would never come, but now it has arrived with a big snow storm and the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is officially open for business. Skiers are flocking to the mountain looking for their usual winter sports. We have ice skating and cross country skiing at Castle Lake, and all the usual alpine sports on Mt. Shasta and in the Ski Park.
As we have noted in the past, the trip from the Dunsmuir Lodge to the Ski Park is 15-20 minutes. We have great restaurants here in Dunsmuir to enjoy for breakfast, lunches and dinner and the Dunsmuir Brewery often has music and of course, fine microbrews to enjoy, as well as excellent food.
Prices at the Lodge are reasonable all year round. If you are coming to ski, please let us know and show us your ski pass after the first day for a “skiers’ special” of 25% off for your stay.
Stay and Play! The city of Dunsmuir is now stocking the Sacramento River with trophy sized fish! Fishing has been less than stellar in the early part of this season due to high and fast waters. The river has calmed a bit by now, and the fish are plentiful! Come and enjoy the fishing opportunities that abound in our area. Tauhindauli Park is located at the north bridge in Dunsmuir. Easy access and picnic areas make this a great family fishing spot. Mala Wilson, age 9, pictured above, had the first reported catch from Dunsmuir’s big fish stocking program started on Friday, the 15th of July.
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Although this cold weather doesn’t say so, summer will come soon! June is just around the corner and we invite you Dunsmuir’s Railroad Days celebration. It is our tradition here and a great way to launch summer vacations. The historic Shasta Daylight train will come back to Dunsmuir for the celebration. Excursions are starting from Emeryville, CA with stops along the way, including Martinez, Sacramento, Orland, Chico, and even Redding! So you are almost never too late to hop on that train! While in Dunsmuir, travelers will stay in the area and return by rail on Sunday. Saturday night the Shasta Daylight will host a dinner trip north to Black Butte where the train gets turned around for the return trip on Sunday.
Here is a link to the site hosting the excursion where you can get detailed information on tickets, costs and schedules. If you wish you can call 800-359-4870 for information also. We look forward to seeing you!
My name is Donna, one of the owners of the Lodge. Jon & I are partners with our son, Eric Burger. I was born in Dunsmuir when it had its own hospital on the hill, East of the Sacramento River. It was the very best of childhoods having access to this fabulous pristine country and the small railroad town where families enjoyed the relaxed country life of the late 1940’s and ’50’s. Coming back, I found much that I love about Dunsmuir to be the same in many ways. Most people up here love this town, it’s history and it’s possibilities. We at Dunsmuir Lodge always urge people to come here to find out for themselves what they like about the area. If you love to ski, swim in the river, fish, go to many mountain lakes and streams and enjoy the amazing beauty of nearby area waterfalls, or go hiking or bicycle riding, this is the place! The water is pure, the air clean, and the scenery peaceful and life affirming. Staying at Dunsmuir Lodge will assure you get some good counsel as to where to go and what to see!
We had a late night surprise visit from none other than stunt-rider extrordinaire, Jason Britton.
Apparently he was comfortable here, as they stopped to chat for a minute in the morning and take the pre-requisite ‘fan pic’…
Thanks Jason for stopping in, and you are always welcome here at the Dunsmuir Lodge.
Catch Jason’s new show on Speed Channel, Stealth Rider.