Yosemite national park

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Redding, CA may be famous for its Sundial Bridge, but visitors are discovering that it’s also a great home base for trips to the nearby parks.

Just minutes from Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is an outdoor lover’s paradise, boasting waterfalls, beaches, and trails, and offering boating and paddling year round. Just east of Redding is the unique Lassen Volcanic National Park, with mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone. Adventurers enjoy the trails while others relax with lakeside strolls and birdwatching in flowering meadows. The park offers cross-country skiing and free snowshoe tours, and its summertime Dark Sky Festival draws stargazers from all over the West. Everywhere in between, you'll find state parks with historical significance, breathtaking vistas, and unparalleled beauty.

Redding: an ideal launch for your tour of California’s national and state parks.