10. Explore Castle Crags State Park
Out of all the fun things to do in Dunsmuir, CA, exploring Castle Crags State Park is the most exciting. The can’t-miss California state park covers 3,000 acres of striking granite peaks and dense forests. If you were looking for hiking spots near Shasta, the state park features 28 miles of trails, each leading you to an awe-inspiring landscape. We recommend hiking towards the base of Castle Dome for astounding views of the area and camping at one of the 76 well-developed sites for a full outdoor experience.
11. Shop at The Sacred Well
The Sacred Well is a magical destination in the mountains, sitting right at the base of Mount Shasta. This incredible business offers a plethora of quirky souvenirs—spoil yourself with handmade perfumes, self-care products, natural remedies, ethically-sourced crystals, beautiful jewelry, and a line of candles. But don’t limit yourself to just shopping! Ask for a Mayan astrology session, intuitive reading, or join one of the classes and retreats for spiritual growth.
12. Relive the Good Old Days at Cave Springs Resort
Dunsmuir offers some of the most unique accommodations in Northern California, and Cave Springs Resort stands out from every other place. The historic cabins at the resort were built in 1923 and offer state-of-the-art amenities that make your stay an authentic one. Experience the good old days at Cave Springs with the Sacramento River flowing right in your backyard. Choose between rooms on the Russian River, with Mount Shasta views, or close to town—whatever you end up deciding, your stay will be memorable.