We departed Seven Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville, Oregon on a cloudy, misty, rainy day to head south on I-5. By the time we crossed into California we started seeing blues skies and the rain had stopped. It wasn’t long before Mt Shasta came into view. Then we passed a garlic truck! WOW! What an odor. Fantastic!
On we drove past Mt Shasta (the city) and on to the small town of McCloud which sits at the base of Mt. Shasta (the mountain). Our destination was McCloud RV Resort which is a lovely RV park in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The staff were warm, inviting, and very friendly and helpful.
RV Park: McCloud RV Resort
Location: McCloud, California (off Highway 89)
Site: 87 (pull thru)
Cost: $66.12 (pull thru)
Comments: A lovely RV Park in the woods with a variety of different type and size of sites. It used to be Dance Country RV Park and our site just happened to be next to the old sign. I sang David Bowie’s Let’s Dance song the entire time we were there. I just didn’t have any red shoes. On the other side of the trees from our site was the main highway 89 and loggers were using the highway ALL NIGHT long or at least it sounded like it. We didn’t get much sleep that night. We are seeing a pattern here, in logging country the loggers start hauling around 2am and continue on to the morning. YAWN!!
The RV park has RV and tent sites, rental cabins and tents, and some open grass areas for the kids to play. They had a variety of rules posted along with another sign with more rules which was x’ed out and written on top of it was “Have Fun!”. YES!!!
Next to the entrance of the RV Park is an old dairy barn with a beer garden and a gift shop.
The small town of McCloud is basically across the street from the Barn/RV Park and has a population of a little over 1,000 people. McCloud is a company built mill town with lots of interesting history. It is home to world class trout fishing in the nearby rivers of McCloud, Klamath, and Sacramento. There is also lots of skiing, hiking, biking, lakes, and waterfalls in the area to keep any outdoor enthusiast busy for weeks. The town has some lovely old buildings, both houses and businesses, that have been restored and/or kept up. It is a Nationally Registered Historic District and is a lovely area to stroll around .
There there is the beautiful Mt. Shasta which is a potentially active volcano and sits at 14,179 feet high. It is the second highest mountain in the Cascade range and the 5th highest mountain in the state of California.