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Hat-Creek is a small, rural town located in Shasta County along scenic Highway 89 within the Lassen National Forest, approximately 70 minutes east of the city of Redding, and about 15 minutes from the town of Burney. This area was the location for the 1986 movie, "Stand By Me." Hat Creek Rim affords magnificent views of the Hat Creek Valley, which lies approximately 1,000 feet below, as well as views of Lassen Peak, Burney Mountain, and further away, Mount Shasta. Access to the rim is by dirt and gravel roads. This beautiful area is filled with gorgeous scenery and activities. Famous Hat Creek is clear and cold, and well known for its outstanding fishing and rafting. Other things to do in or nearby include hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing and birdwatching, picnicking, hang gliding off Hat Creek Rim, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Places to visit nearby include the Subway Underground Caves and the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Trailhead. Seven campgrounds and four picnic areas are found along Hat Creek, and the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is just a short drive away on Highway 89. Shopping and dining can be found in the surrounding towns of Burney, Shingletown, Douglas City and Redding, and an easy day trip takes you to the spectacular Shasta/Cascade Wilderness Region.

Surrounding areas: Fall River Mills, California (12.7 mi), Blue Lake, California (16.2 mi), Shingletown, California (29.6 mi)

Hat Creek Vacation Rentals

Hat Creek Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Shasta Pines Motel37386 Main StBurney, CA8.4 mi.(530) 335-2201

Hat Creek Weather & Climate

North Central California has sunny, hot summers and mild to cool winters. Located near the Mount Shasta/Shasta Trinity National Forest, this region's climate varies greatly according to elevation. Summers are usually hot and very dry with temperatures at the lower elevations sometimes climbing above the 100-degree mark. Higher elevations tend to have much cooler temperatures and higher precipitation in summer. Fall days are very pleasant with warm temperatures and cool nights. Winter is the rainy season at the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations. Spring weather can be unstable with both rain and mild, sunny days. Visitors should exercise caution when traveling over the mountain passes - a mild day in the valley can change to much colder temperatures, and snow and ice in the wintertime, in the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 22°F 2.96 in. -
February 52°F 25°F 2.89 in. -
March 57°F 28°F 2.82 in. -
April 64°F 32°F 1.44 in. -
May 72°F 38°F 1.36 in. -
June 81°F 43°F 0.73 in. -
July 89°F 47°F 0.21 in. -
August 88°F 44°F 0.36 in. -
September 82°F 38°F 0.79 in. -
October 70°F 31°F 1.34 in. -
November 54°F 26°F 2.33 in. -
December 46°F 21°F 2.55 in. -

Hat Creek Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Rogers Field (O05) located about 40 miles south of Hat Creek in Chester, California, the Redding Municipal airport (RDD) located approximately 46 miles west of Hat Creek in Redding, California, the Red Bluff Municipal airport (RBL) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Hat Creek in Red Bluff, California, the Weed airport (O46) located around 66 miles northwest of Hat Creek in Weed, California, and finally the Chico Municipal airport (CIC) located about 73 miles south of Hat Creek in Chico, California.

Hat Creek Attractions

Water Parks
Waterworks ParkReddingCA49.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Fall River Valley Golf & Country ClubFall River MillsCA12.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Mount Shasta Ski ParkShastaCA53.7 mi.
Mount AshlandAshlandOR112.8 mi.
State Parks
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State ParkCA14.3 mi. 
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State ParkCA21.4 mi. 
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural HistoryWestwoodCA45.0 mi.(History)
Herb Lane MuseumReddingCA49.0 mi.(Art)
Redding Museum of Art and HistoryReddingCA49.0 mi.(Art)

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