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Red Bluff, CA

There is a lot to see and do when you are visiting the Red Bluff area. Here are just some of the sights and events you can take in while staying at O’Nite Mobile Home, RV Park and Campground. Please confirm calendars and events directly with organizers, as availability changes with years, seasons and other factors beyond the control of O’Nite.


Annual Events and Festivals


The Red Bluff Round Up

The Red Bluff Round Up includes a week of events throughout the community including a bowling tournament, foot race, pancake breakfast, street dance, antique shows, Chamber mixer, golf tournament, chili cook-off, parade, dances and more. The event is a major income booster to the community filling hotels, restaurants and gasoline stations like few other weeks of the year. Being a major PRCA spring rodeo, its timing is ideal for securing top stock contractors as well and world class contestants hungry for season points. http://www.redbluffroundup.com/index.html


Tehama County Crawdad Festival

If you love a good party, Cajun food, craft beer, and live music — don’t miss the Crawdad Festival. Come hungry, because the only limit to how many crawdads you can eat is the size of your appetite. http://crawdadfestival.net/


Corning Olive Festival

Don't miss out on the Corning Olive Festival held each year in August. It's an exciting event for the whole county, including a parade, races, a fun run/walk, arts & crafts, the Miss Corning pageant, carnival games, a pancake breakfast, youth dance, and more. Check the Chamber website for details. http://corningcachamber.org/


Manton Apple Festival

The festival is held the first Saturday in October 9:00 am-4:00 pm. From its humble beginnings as a small "apple harvest" fair in 1992, the Manton Apple Festival has grown into one of Northern California's premier craft and art events. We pride ourselves in providing a venue for high quality, artisen created art, crafts, and food products. Of course, we can't forget the apples. Apple themed product, locally grown apples, apple pies, (whole and by the slice), are available. Live entertainment, apple pie baking and eating contests, and various family entertainment events occur throughout the day. http://www.mantonapple.com/


Parks and Recreation Areas


Lassen Volcanic National Park

With over 150 miles of hiking trails, both day hiking and backpacking are popular summer activities. Don't miss Lassen's active hydrothermal areas including Sulphur Works and Bumpass Hell. Note that due to snow pack, the Bumpass Hell trail usually does not open until early to mid-July. The summer is season is also a great time to enjoy ranger-led programs and special events. Lassen receives over 30 feet of snow on average each winter! The season often begins in October and persists through June or July. Snowplay, skiing, and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy Lassen's winter wonderland. If you're new to winter at Lassen, join us for a ranger-led showshoe program offered January through April. http://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm


William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

The park includes a new adobe housing a museum, and an open air museum with replicas of a typical carriage shed, a replica blacksmith shop, and a small visitor center. A picnic area overlooks the Sacramento River. There are several interpretive program events scheduled throughout the year: Adobe Day in August, Adobe Ferry Championship Horseshoe Pitchers Contest in October and a Pioneer Christmas Party in December. School programs are also offered to students visiting the museum: Life in the 1850s which is an all-day program and Mini-Life in the 1850s which is a 1–2 hour program. Volunteers in Parks is another program which encourages visitors to become volunteers at the park. Additional interpretive programs include demonstrations of pioneer crafts and period parties as well as performances by the Ide Adobe Players, a Gold Rush era band, and Gold Rush Gambling which gives visitors to the park an opportunity to play Faro, Monte, Shut the Box and other games which were common during that time. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=458


Black Butte Lake Area

Black Butte Lake was formed in 1963 upon the completion of Black Butte Dam. Located on Stony Creek west of Orland, the lake is an inviting and accessible recreation area on the west side of the Sacramento Valley. When full, the lake has a surface area of 4,460 acres, is seven miles long and has a shoreline of 40 miles. The dam provides flood damage protection for local towns and agricultural lands. A 75-acre ATV area is open June through February on the north side of the lake. Powerboats, personal watercraft and sailboats will find ample room for water fun throughout the "v" shaped lake. Boat ramps are located at several locations. Black Butte is well known throughout California as an excellent warm water fishery providing catches of crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, channel catfish, and more. Nature trails, playground equipment and several picnic facilities complete one's visit to scenic Black Butte Lake. http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=CAAEBB&CU_ID=1


Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area is a beautiful oak woodland park nestled along the Sacramento River between Chico and Red Bluff. Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and the Trinity Alps loom in the distance. A boat launch ramp located across the road in the county park makes for easy access to the river for those who enjoy water sports. A broad sand and gravel beach provides the opportunity to enjoy the sun and enjoy the Sacramento River. Another special feature of Woodson Bridge is the preserve. This dense native riparian forest is a winter home to the Bald Eagle and a summer nest site for the Yellow Billed Cuckoo. This jungle like grove displays some of the last remaining riparian habitat to be found in California. Over a hundred plant species have been identified throughout the park; the most prominent is the large valley oak. The California black walnut, Oregon ash, black cottonwood, sycamore, and willow are also plentiful. Beneath the oaks and cottonwoods along the river is a profusion of elderberry, wild grape, and wildflowers in season. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=459


Red Bluff Recreation Area and Sacramento River Discovery Center

The sparkling Sacramento River bisects 488 acres of riparian forest, flowering grasslands, wetlands, and oak woodlands providing very diverse Naturewatch experiences. Birds literally flock to this variety of habitats over the course of the year, with over 125 species observed to date. Fishing opportunities attract otter, herons, egrets, ospreys and bald eagles. Other visitor facilities include day use areas, one campground, four miles of trails, one boat ramps, and the Sacramento River Discovery Center. The trails provide great views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and the Yolla Bolly Mountains, which are especially scenic in the winter and spring when they are capped with snow. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacramento-River-Discovery-Center/160963430590993


Ishi Wilderness

The Ishi Wilderness is a 41,339 acre wilderness area located on the Lassen National Forest in the Shasta Cascade foothills of northern California, United States. The Ishi Wilderness is located approximately twenty miles east of Red Bluff, California. The wilderness was created when the US Congress passed the California Wilderness Act of 1984. The land is etched by wind and water, and dotted with basalt outcroppings, caves, and unusual pillar lava formations. The land is a series of east-west running ridges framed by rugged river canyons, with the highest ridges attaining elevations of 4,000 feet (1,200 m). Deer Creek and Mill Creek are the principal drainages and flow into the Sacramento River. The Ishi Wilderness is the only protected area in California that preserves a significant portion of the Sierra/Cascade foothill region of the southernmost Cascade Ranges. http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&WID=266


Museums


Tehama County Museum

Located on the corner of 3rd and C Streets in Tehama, the Tehama County Museum showcases much of Tehama Country's colorful and varied past. View mastodon tusks, a video of "Ishi, The Last Wild Indian in America," original railroad spikes, artifacts from the cattle and farming industries, and period clothing, furnishings and photographs. It is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. http://tehamacountymuseum.blogspot.com/


Corning Museum

The Corning Museum Association was founded in 1990 by a group of individuals that wanted to preserve Corning's history and present it to the public. The museum shares space with the Corning Chamber of Commerce and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and closed for lunch. The Corning Museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Corning and Tehama County specifically and Northern California in general. Displays at the museum include German and Japanese mounted machine guns, articles of period clothing, tools, pictures and other items dating back to the early days of Corning, such as many historical items from the Hotel Maywood. http://corningcachamber.org/page/Attractions


Gaumer's Mining and Mineral Museum

Gaumer's Mineral and Mining Museum features fifty years and four generations of collecting. Beautiful, rare gem and minerals specimens from around the world , stone carvings, fossils, Native American artifacts, a fluorescent mineral display, and a detailed replica of an old mine tunnel complete with ore car, tracks and mining equipment. The free museum is open to the public during normal business hours; group tours are available for schools and special interest groups. http://www.gaumers.com/?q=node/1


Kelly-Griggs Museum

The Kelly Griggs House Museum is a classical two-story Victorian home built in the 1880's. Museum guides lead tours through rooms where Victorian garbed mannequins grace the authentic antique furnishings of the period. Also on display are Native American artifacts and the Pioneer Room is filled with photographs of Tehama County. http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/2517


South Shasta Model Railroad

The South Shasta Model Railroad is a real railroad in miniature, built to a scale of 1/4" to the foot. The working museum features trains, track, buildings, bridges, and actual terrain in replica of the Southern Pacific Railway from Gerber to Dunsmuir. Rarely seen features include working fireboxes in the steam-type locomotive, a mail catcher that actually catches mail, water plugs and towers, neon signs, and a working sawmill. The attraction also features actual rides on a 59-year-old German-built steam locomotive that uses wood for fuel. Open weekends only, April and May. http://www.ohwy.com/ca/s/southsmr.htm


Local Culture


Tap into Tehama

Tap into Tehama is a project striving to provide opportunities for local breweries and businesses to come together in an exhibition of community spirit. Its mission is to share the bounty of craft beer with Tehama County and its surrounding area, while creating a stage for participating sponsors to present themselves in a lively, fun atmosphere. http://tapintotehama.com/


The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

This annual event boasts the sale of the best bulls, geldings, stock dogs & replacement females; is the home of Cinch Jeans Buckin' Best Invitational bull riding; and hosts a huge western trade show as well as a western art show & sale. http://www.redbluffbullsale.com/


Western Open Fiddle Competition

The Western Open has provided motivation and a showcase for hundreds of youngsters of all ages who practice all year for this event. Old friends and new get together this week and everyone revels in the wholesome family atmosphere. The toe-tapping music resonates from every nook and cranny of the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, and "fiddling around" during Fiddle Week has become an October tradition in Tehama County. The old-time tunes, passed down through the years, are heard once again. http://www.westernopenfiddle.com/


Red Bluff Outlaws

The Red Bluff Outlaws are the preimier Outlaw Sprint Kart series. Races have taken place for 35 consecutive years. They are held at the Tehama County Fairgrounds. http://rboutlaws.com/


Other Resources

A Boating Trail Guide to the Sacramento River from Redding to Red Bluff

Sacramento River: A Guide to Recreation and Public Access

Biking Shasta-Cascade