Hat Creek, what to do?

Hat Creek – (Wikipedia) campground is on the upper part of a creek with stable water flows and temperatures that follows highway 89 from Badger Mountain to Lake Britton near Burney Falls. It is at the base of Sugerloaf Peak between just north of Lassen National Park.

There is a lot to see and do whether you are into fishing, hiking, touring, campfire watching, spelunking, or even socializing in some of the small town events and facilities.

Lassen National Forest – Recreational Activities – Hat Creek Fishing Access Trail

Hat Creek Area Campgrounds – a good rundown on the campgrounds along CA 89 and Hat Creek.

Travel the Hat Creek Rim Region on the Volcanic Legacy Byway All American Road in California – Follow the links below for detailed information on the Hat Creek Rim Segment of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Pacific Crest Trail Hat Creek (pdf) – describes the section of this very long trail in this area.

Fishing – It appears that the upper section is more for spin casting and the lower section for fly fishing. But consistent flows and temperatures make for good fishing all along the creek.

Upper Hat Creek: Great Family Camping & Trout Fishing In The Mount Lassen Watershed, by Dan Bacher, Fish Sniffer Online

Hat Creek Fly Fishing

Obervatory – There is a radio observatory just up the road a bit that is a research site for several California University astronomy departments.

Hat Creek Gallery

Topographic Mapping at Hat Creek Radio Telescope Observatory

Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab

Hat Creek Observatory Photos

Hat Creek Radio Observatory

NASA Hat Creek Site Information – geology and locations of markers at the obervatory.

Weather – Here’s where to get a weather forecast for the area.

AccuWeather.com – Hat Creek, CA – Weather Forecast – Local Weather Forecasts

Hat Creek California Weather Forecast – Seven Day Weather Forecast Outlook

Local Weather Forecast for Hat Creek, CA – Weather.com

RV parks and commerce – if you want a few amenities, these places might be for you.

Hat Creek Hereford Ranch R.V. Park & Campground

Rancheria | Hat Creek | RV Park – Campground – Resort | Fishing

Hat Creek Northern California Cabin Rentals Burney Falls – Cabins

Hat Creek Grown – All Natural Beef

Shasta County Hat Creek Park

Clubs – Many organizations gather in the area and have their experiences recorded on their web sites.

Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club-Northern California.

Sacramento Ham Campout 2001

Subway Cave – is a lava tube – you can see more of these at the Lava Tubes National Mmonument north towards the California border but Subway Cave is a pleasant surprise for spelunkers just down the road from the campground.

Descent into the depths

California Underground, Links

Molossian Institute of Volcanology – Expeditions

Tom Stienstra Top Ten

What do Lavatubes Look Like?

Hat Creek Rim and Subway Cave | CA: Northern California Hikes

Joe Orman’s Photo Pages – Subway Cave

Subway cave

Subway Cave, Lassen National Forest, California

Lassen National Forest – Recreational Activities

If its still there, there is a dump station across the highway from the campground. That makes it a bit easier to spend some time camping in the area to see all the sites and do some exploring.

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