Recreation

Upper Sacramento River (above Shasta Lake) Fishing Access

All information courtesy of California Department of Fish and Game

Shows how to access for fishing the Dog Creek area from Interstate 5.

Dog Creek Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Vollmers exit (#707). Turn left on Dog Creek Rd. / Delta Road, go under freeway. Travel approximately 0.3 miles and turn left on Fenders Ferry Road. Travel ~ 1.0 mile down Fenders Ferry Road, cross railroad tracks and cross bridge over the river. Park along road after crossing bridge. Walk down dirt road to the right for access to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Vollmers exit (#707). Turn right onto Dog Creek Road.  Turn left on Fenders Ferry Road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the McCardle Flat area from Interstate 5.

McCardle Flat Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Vollmers exit (#707). Turn left onto Dog Creek Road / Delta Road. Turn right on Delta Road, then turn left onto McCardle Flat Road. Travel ~1.0 mile down McCardle Flat Road and turn right onto a gravel road. Go approximately 0.3 miles down gravel/dirt road and park in wide area near railroad tracks. Walk east to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Vollmers exit (#707). Turn left onto Dog Creek Road / Delta Road. Turn left on Delta Road, then turn left onto McCardle Flat Road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Lamoine area from Interstate 5.

LaMoine Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take LaMoine exit (#710), turn left at stop sign. Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left at first paved road. Road forks at 0.1 miles; take right over bridge (Slate Creek). Travel approximately 0.1 miles on gravel road and park along road at top of hill. Walk down dirt road to the left and head east to the river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take LaMoine exit (#710). Turn right at stop sign. Go 0.2 miles, and turn left at first paved road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Pollard Flat area from Interstate 5.

Pollard Gulch Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Pollard Flat exit (#712). Turn right at stop sign. Turn left on Eagle Roost Road. Take an immediate right at USFS Pollard Gulch River Access. Follow road to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Pollard Flat exit (#712). Turn left at stop sign and go over freeway. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Gibson area from Interstate 5.

Gibson Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Gibson Road exit (#714). Follow road over freeway; road parallels freeway heading south, goes east under freeway, then parallels river. Park along Gibson Road and walk to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Gibson Road exit (#714). Turn right on Gibson Road.  Continue 1.1 miles, until road parallels river; park along the road and walk to river.

Shows how to access for fishing the Sims area from Interstate 5.

Sims Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Sims exit (#718). Turn right on Sims Road. Cross railroad tracks and bridge over Sacramento River. Parking lot is near pedestrian bridge.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Sims exit (#718). Turn left on Sims Road. Follow northbound directions. River can be accessed at campground, or by walking across pedestrian bridge and heading downstream. Can also park in dirt area to left of Sims road prior to crossing railroad tracks and access river by walking upstream.

Shows how to access for fishing the Conant area from Interstate 5.

Conant Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Conant Road exit (#721).  Turn right on Conant Road.  Turn right at first dirt road.  Park on the west side of railroad tracks.  Walk east to the river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Conant Road exit (#721).  Turn left on Conant Road at stop sign.  Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Sweetbrier area from Interstate 5.

Sweetbrier Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Sweetbrier exit (#723). Turn right immediately after stop sign onto a dirt road. Travel ~0.2 miles before road forks. Take left fork.  Park on west side of tracks, walk east to the river. OR staying on main dirt road, drive ~0.3 miles; road ends in wide parking area with steep access to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Sweetbrier exit (#723). Turn left at stop sign and then a right after northbound exit, onto a dirt road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Castle Crags area from Interstate 5.

Castle Crags State Park

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Castella exit (#724). Turn right onto Castle Creek Road, turn left on Frontage Road. Follow Castle Crags State Park Picnic area sign. Travel ~0.2 miles to Riverside Road, turn right. Take bridge over river, turn left after bridge, go ~0.3 miles and turn left at Riverside Picnic Area.

Interstate 5 Southbound directions
Take Castella exit (#724). Turn left at first stop sign onto Castle Creek Road. Turn  left on Frontage Road. Follow northbound directions. Camping and Day Use fees.

Shows how to access for fishing the Soda Creek area from Interstate 5.

Soda Creek Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Soda Creek Road exit (#726). Turn right on Soda Creek Road ~0.25 miles, cross tracks; park on right side, before you cross bridge.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Soda Creek Road exit (#726). Turn left on Soda Creek Road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Financial Avenue area from Interstate 5.

Financial Avenue Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Crag View Drive exit (#727). Travel ~0.5 miles, turn right on Financial Avenue. Cross tracks, stay to right. Travel ~0.2 miles to wide area for parking. Walk to river.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Crag View / Railroad Park exit (#727). Follow Crag View Drive under freeway. Travel north on Crag View Drive and turn left on Financial Avenue. Follow to river.

Shows how to access for fishing the Dunsmuir City Park area from Interstate 5.

Dunsmuir City Park Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Central Dunsmuir exit (#730). Turn left onto Dunsmuir Avenue. Travel ~0.5 miles and turn left at “Dunsmuir City Park” sign. Follow road down to park.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Central Dunsmuir exit (#730). Turn right onto Dunsmuir Avenue. Travel ~0.2 miles and turn left at “Dunsmuir City Park” sign. Follow road to park.

Shows how to access for fishing the Scarlett Way area from Interstate 5.

Scarlett Way Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Central Dunsmuir exit (#730). Turn left onto Dunsmuir Avenue. Travel ~0.8 miles and turn left on Scarlett Way, under Shasta Retreat sign. Turn right on Cave Avenue. Cross river and railroad tracks, turn left after tracks to dirt parking area.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Central Dunsmuir exit (#730). Turn right onto Dunsmuir Avenue. Travel ~0.5 miles and turn left on Scarlett Way. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Prospect Avenue area from Interstate 5.

Prospect Avenue Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Dunsmuir Avenue exit (#732). Turn left at stop sign.  Travel ~0.3 miles and turn right on Prospect Avenue (watch for “Prospect Avenue Fishing Access” sign). Continue straight down hill. Slow as Prospect Avenue narrows to one-lane road.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Dunsmuir Avenue exit (#732). Turn right at stop sign. Travel ~0.2 miles and turn right on Prospect Avenue. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Cantera Loop area from Interstate 5.

Cantera Loop Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Central Mt. Shasta exit (#738). Turn left at stop sign on Lake Street, cross over freeway. Turn left on Old Stage Road. Travel ~2.5 miles and turn right at Azalea Road (a “T” intersection). Travel ~0.25 miles and turn right on Cantara Road. Follow road down to dirt parking area.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Central Mt. Shasta exit (#738). Turn right at stop sign on Lake Street. Turn left on Old Stage Road. Follow northbound directions.

Shows how to access for fishing the Ney Springs area from Interstate 5.

Ney Springs Access Point

Interstate 5 Northbound
Take Central Mt. Shasta exit (#738). Turn left at stop sign on Lake Street, go over freeway. Turn left on Old Stage Road. Turn right on W.A. Barr Road, cross over Box Canyon Dam, then turn left on Castle Lake Road. Take the first available left turn at Ney Springs Road and travel ~0.9 miles; then turn left at the Ney Springs Access road.

Interstate 5 Southbound
Take Central Mt. Shasta Exit (#738). Turn right at stop sign on Lake Street. Turn left on Old Stage Road. Follow northbound directions.

All information courtesy of California Department of Fish and Game