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HIGHWAY 5 NORTH ●RED BLUFF

After passing over a crest just before town, a verdant valley unfolds backed by the magnificent mountain range dominated by Mount Shasta. 

Annual Events

Honey Bee Festival  September.  Free.  The town buzzes with excitement during this happy event, which includes a pancake breakfast, food booths, and bee-related stuff.

Attractions

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Coleman National Fish Hatchery
  24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd., in Anderson, 16 mi. E of I-5. Free.  The huge Chinook, or king salmon, flap their way out of Battle Creek and up the fish ladder here four times each year.  See the fall run spawn October through mid-December; the late fall run spawn January through March; the winter run spawn May through July; and the spring run spawn August through September.  Steelhead trout spawn January through March.  Fingerlings can be seen in holding tanks in the hatchery building.  This is the largest salmon hatchery in the U.S. 
     A Salmon Festival occurs here each October. 

Kelly-Griggs House Museum  By donation.  Located just off the freeway, this restored 1880s Victorian features era furnishings and local Native American artifacts.  While here, pick up a self-guiding map to local Victorian homes. 

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park  21659 Adobe Rd.  Fee.  Located on the outskirts of town beside the Sacramento River, this authentically furnished one-room adobe was the home of early California settler William B. Ide--the Republic of California’s first and only president. Other buildings in the 3-acre park are an adobe smokehouse, a carriage shed for old buggies, and a small corral. This is a great spot for a picnic.

MORE INFORMATION:
Red Bluff/Tehama County Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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