Local Area Activities
The area offers a variety of savory cuisine to suit every ones palate, from traditional to fascinating international fare. The bountiful flavors found in Mt Shasta restaurants are influenced by the cooking styles of American, Italian, Mexican and regional Asian cuisines. Dining establishments range from elegant restaurants with candlelit meals, to family dining in a hospitable atmosphere. We have restaurants and dining within walking distance, and quite a few of them deliver.
Siskiyou County remains a premier destination for fishermen. The McCloud River is famous the world over for its spirited, gorgeous redband trout, and the Upper Sacramento River remains a favorite for its miles and miles of easy access.The Klamath River’s steelhead still quicken the pulse, and a variety of other rivers, small streams, reservoirs and alpine lakes attract conventional and fly fishermen alike.Fishing, When it comes to fishing there are very few places prettier than Siskiyou County.
Siskiyou County’s golfers almost never play without a stunning view of Mount Shasta. The 6,950 yard Lake Shastina Golf Resort (near Weed) is an 18-hole championship course known as the Magnificent Monster, while Siskiyou County’s newest 18-hole course is at the Mount Shasta Resort on Lake Siskiyou. The McCloud Golf Course offers many wide fairways; the Weed Golf Course offers tough putting challenges. When making reservations or staying at Mt Shasta City KOA let us call and arrange the tee time for you..
Helicopter Tours / Aerial Photography
Mt. Shasta Helicopter offers a wonderful flying experience in one of the most beautiful places in the country. The pilot has been a resident of Mt. Shasta for over 12 years. Being an avid outdoorsman our pilot is very knowledgeable of the local terrain. We offer tours of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area.
In one day in Sisikiyou County, you could hike or backpack your way through multiple micro climes – essentially walking from a verdant valley to high desert to lava tubes to a rugged alpine setting on Mt Shasta.The Pacific Crest Trail winds right through Siskiyou County, and dotted around it are hundreds of alpine lakes and streams, many of which are perfectly suited for a day hike or multi-day stay. Hiking trails range from the easy to difficult. No matter what kind of hiking or backpacking challenge you seek, Siskiyou County has it.
Horeseback Riding / Hay Rides
Scenic trail rides with incredible views of Mt. Shasta and surrounding area. Full day or half day. Pony rides and parties. Riding lessons. Just 30 minutes from Mt Shasta City KOA. Horse-drawn carriage rentals are also available for weddings and special events
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Shasta Valley Balloons offers hot air balloon rides by reservation over the beautiful Shasta Valley north of Mt. Shasta, one of the most magnificent volcanic peaks in the world. Following your flight, we provide a champagne brunch for your enjoyment. The staff at Mt Shasta City KOA would be happy to arrange and schedule your next balloon adventure when you visit.
Take a lake tour with Osprey Outdoors Kayak School and learn how to paddle while you relax on beautiful high mountain lakes. Osprey Kayak offers flat-water paddling and tours for folks who want to learn about kayaking and enjoy the beauty of the area. You can either take a tour in the morning when the lake is quiet and enjoy the wildlife, or you can take a tour in the afternoon. Please bring lots of sunscreen and a water bottle.
Kiteboarding / Windsurfing
Lake Shastina is a manmade lake located in the high desert north of Weed, CA 20 miles north of the Mt Shasta City KOA. Local windsurfers have enjoyed this spot for years because they can ride out the notoriously gusty south winds that go from near calm to smoke on the water in a matter of seconds. Complex mountain topography that rises over 10,000 feet above the lake manipulates the wind in interesting ways. True mountain flying! North winds, considered to light for windsurfing have totally been ignored, until recently.
Snowmobile Rentals and Tours on and around beautiful Mt Shasta! You’ll love our hundred’s of miles of snowmobile trials, 1000's of acres of open valleys, vistas and incredible views while aboard your own Polaris snowmobile!
This is what most adventurers are coming to Mount Shasta for; a chance to make a summit climb. From April-September that is when people climb. This is also the best season for optimal summit conditions. This is a climb that is suitable for new and experienced mountaineers with the proper preparation and attitude. At Mt Shasta City KOA we will put you in contact with guides, and the USFS to answer any questions you might have before you start your adventure.
Water lovers aren’t limited to rivers and lakes; the McCloud River offers two spectacular, easy-access waterfalls.Those visiting Dunsmuir can actually walk behind a waterfall at Hedge Creek Falls.
Whether you are looking for a half-day Klamath River outing for little ones through grandparents, or a multi-day family rafting adventure in the Klamath River or the Trinity River, that your teenagers will be talking about for years, we’re ready to help you customize an epic family river rafting vacation.