Kids Activities in Shasta Lake

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  • Paul Bunyan Forest Camp
    Sprawling across 300 acres, Turtle Bay Exploration Park has all the space it needs to showcase Northern California's ecosystems as well as the history of its people. Located in Redding, which was named one of the top affordable summer driving destinations by CBS News, this celebration of nature, anthropology, and art starts in the McConnell Arboretum. Its gardens use 200 acres to form a living map of the five major Mediterranean climate zones: Chile, South Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean basin, and California. In addition to providing picturesque views, these gardens use water-wise methods to emphasize the importance of sustainability. Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp displays artifacts and photographs from early lumber camps while also teaching visitors about the local birds and reptiles that continue to thrive in the nearby forests. The Turtle Bay Museum helps visitors explore the region's animal life or general scientific topics through rotating exhibits along with a 22,000 square foot aquarium. The Sundial Bridge features sweeping, 217-foot pylon that supports the bridge's elegant design while minimizing its environmental impact on the river below. Buster Simpson's The Monolith is an installation built inside the ruins of the Kutras Aggregate Plant, which provided the gravel used to create the concrete for Shasta Dam.
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    836 Sundial Bridge Dr
    Redding, CA US
  • McDaniel Training Center
    At McDaniel Training Center, horses from a variety of training backgrounds—some of which include award-winning show horses—populate the stable as they await their next ride, a group of young campers, or their trainers. With more than 70 years of horse training, the Center continues to rack up accolades, thanks to the center's talented instructors. The staff brings the same careful attention to group and private lessons in both English and Western styles. For clients with their own horses, the team puts their horse training pedigree to work, whether horses are fresh from the stable or are ready to sign autographs after their first horse show.
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    8075 County Rd. 29
    Glenn, CA US
  • Lazy T Trail Rides
    The guides at Lazy T Trail Rides lead excursions on horseback along the well-groomed trails of the Feather River and through the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, an 11,869-acre woodland habitat where it is not uncommon to see deer, rabbits, wild turkey, foxes, and ospreys. As the trip progresses, riders can travel at their desired speed, feeling free to stick to the marked trails or set off cross-country at a brisker pace. All the while, the company makes sure safety is the top priority: it’s a fully insured outfitter, and riders are encouraged to use helmets to prevent injury in case they fall or a ram challenges them to a pickup football game.
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    280 Kelly Ridge Road
    Oroville, CA US
  • Shasta Recreation Co
    Bald eagles soar through the air, trout and bass dart beneath tranquil waves, and fresh mountain water pours into three different lakes: Trinity, Shasta, and Lewiston. Across these landscapes, visitors can embrace the great outdoors at Shasta Recreation Company’s campgrounds and semipermanent yurts. After making camp, visitors can hit the hiking trails that wind through the towering pine trees and along the shore—where each of the three lakes sets the stage for aquatic activities. In the hands of guests, fishing lines plunge into Shasta Lake in search of bass; boats churn up water along Trinity Lake's 145 miles of tree-lined shoreline; and canoes transport paddlers across Lewiston Lake's placid waters.
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    14538 Wonderland Blvd
    Redding, CA US
  • Painted Vino
    At Painted Vino, making art goes hand-in-hand with socializing, sipping wine, and listening to jazz. A casual environment pervades each of the studio's workshops, where teachers give step-by-step instruction to help participants complete a chosen piece. Past subjects have included playful portraits of wildlife, seasonal landscapes, and vibrant sunsets. Each workshop's fun-focused approach is also enhanced by the setting, which is often a yard or an open porch.
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    1751 Forty Niner Court
    Chico, CA US
  • Surplus City's Combat Zone Paintball Park
    Against a backdrop of lush trees, paintball players belly-crawl through gigantic concrete pipes, wade waist-high through wetlands, and pop off rounds from behind disabled Army jeeps. The battlegrounds are so elaborate, in fact, the Butte County sheriff's office and SWAT teams train on them, using the wooden huts as cover and the large tin barrels as the rhythm section for their reggae bands. Citizen players 10 and older, however, navigate the obstacles during fast-paced woodsball and speedball matches as referees monitor to ensure fair play. There's even a field specifically for target practice so gamers can knock the rust from their muzzles. Meanwhile, lights emblazon the speedball field during night matches of adrenaline-fueled play.
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    4444 Pacific Heights Rd
    Oroville, CA US

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