Redding and Shasta Cascade Offer Summer Activities Under the Sun and Stars

Warm summer nights and eventful summer days offer visitors endless outdoor activities in Redding and the Shasta Cascadethe majestic region of northeastern California filled with mountains, rivers, lakes and all the outdoor activities that accompany this terrain.

Kayak in the moonlight, hit the slides at Waterworks Park or enjoy Redding Beer Week this summer in Redding, CA this summer. (PRNewsfoto/Visit Redding)

“We have picturesque parks and ranger-led programs where visitors can find summer fun in the great outdoors any time of the day,” said T.J. Holmes, the communications coordinator at the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Not to mention we have a really great craft beer scene that earned itself a weeklong festival. Day or night, Redding brings the fun.”

Here are seven cool activities in and around Redding this summer:

1) Redding Beer WeekAugust 18-26
Toast to your impeccable taste with a celebration of craft breweries and the local establishments who serve them.

2) Waterworks Park
Just five minutes from most Redding-area lodging properties, visitors will find the coolest place in Redding: Waterworks Park. Enjoy giant waterslides, the Raging River Run, the Avalanche Slide, wet and wild volleyball in the large activity pool, or just relax in one of many cool, shaded areas.

3) Redding Colt 45s
Come support Shasta County’s ‘Boys of Summer’ as minor league style baseball hits it big with the Redding Colt 45s.

4) Whiskeytown Lake’s FREE ranger-led kayak & standup paddleboard tours
Join Whiskeytown rangers for a special program that pairs parents and their children in a kayak or, learn a new skill and experience the lake from a fresh perspective with an introduction to standup paddleboarding. Both encourage healthy activity on the pristine Whiskeytown Lake.

5) Moonlight Kayak Tours 
Experience the dramatic changes in the landscape as you explore Whiskeytown Lake under the light of the moon for a unique kayaking tour. Reservation slots fill up fast for this ranger-led program, so book now.

6) Whiskeytown Star Parties
Experience the splendor of the dark night sky! Because of its unique position nestled within mountain ranges and miles from urban light pollution, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a great place to explore the galaxy.

7) Lassen’s Dark Sky Festival 
Join park rangers, astronomers, and astrobiologists in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen’s Volcanic National Park’s Dark Sky Festival Aug. 11-13. Special programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival.

Just five minutes from most Redding-area lodging properties, visitors will find the coolest place in Redding: Waterworks Park (PRNewsfoto/Visit Redding)

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