Pristine Mountain Lakes, Castle Lake, west of Shasta City, California

Castle Lake is located west of Mount Shasta City in northern California. Exit I – 5 when you see the sign for Siskiyou Lake, take the turning to Siskiyou Lake, the road is clearly marked for Castle Lake after that. We had no trouble finding it.

Castle Lake is the largest and deepest alpine lake in the area offering water sports, picnicking, hiking and camping. Also, hike to the pristine alpine lakes of Heart and Upper Castle.

Forward ~ Castle Lake, not far from Mt Shasta, page 2.

Back ~ Hiking from Bunny Flat Trailhead on Mt Shasta.

USFS: Camping and hiking in the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Hiking Trails in the Mt Shasta – McCloud Area.

NPS: Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Scenic Byways: Volcanic Scenic Byway of Oregon and California.

Explore the Shasta Trinity area: Scenery, trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rivers, waterfalls and more: Directions, Map and Scenic Views.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light … a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

cabins on the river at gathering light … a retreat near crater lake national park in southern oregon.
Travel to Gathering Light … a retreat from northern California, see Mt Shasta, waterfalls, the Sacramento River and more: Travel Directions, Map and Scenic Views.

Directions to & Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: Wildlife Refuges, Wetlands, river gorges, wilderness areas, mountains, Bald Eagles, hiking trails, birding trails, mountain lakes and more. Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

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Contact Brad at Gathering Light … a retreat.

Walking riverside (pictured above) near Gathering Light … a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to “Just Be”, Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon, and not far from Crater Lake National Park.