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Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP in California


A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

A CA state park that is accessible by boat only. Beautiful underground springs and numerous ancient Indian fish traps. Abundant wildlife/waterfowl.

Uncrowded due to remoteness. Abundant water passages to explore. There is primitive camping at the state park. Mosquitoes abundant mid summer. Can be windy.

Accommodations:

Primitive boat camping in the aprk. Otherwise need to find a motel in Fall River Mills or campground at Burney Falls State Park near Burney, CA. Also, RV park at Fairground in McArthur.

Fees:

None

Directions:

Hwy 299E from Redding, CA. Approx 1 1/2 hrs to town of McArthur. Turn Left to "Rat Farm" behind Fairgrounds. Go approx. 4 miles to parking area.

Resources:

Ahjumawi State Park brochure available at US Forest Service office in Fall River Mills.

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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