Hat Creek Ranger District


Hat Creek includes the Intermountain Area communities of Burney, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek and Old Station. In the shadow of Lassen Peak, seven campgrounds and four picnic areas are nestled along ten miles of Hat Creek. Opportunities for fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife observation and natural history are many. Lava tubes, dormant and extinct volcanoes, massive lava flows and fault lines reveal a fascinating volcanic past.

Fish the world renowned stream, hike geologic wonders and experience excellent photo opportunities of Lassen Peak in the Hat Creek Area.

The following list of recreation activities are available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area. For more detailed information please stop by the Old Station Visitor Information Center at 13435 Brian's Way Highway 44/89 in Old Station, CA. You can also call or visit our Hat Creek District Office located in Fall River Mills. Give us a call year-around Monday - Friday at (530) 336-5521. Enjoy your visit to this very interesting country.

For printable Guides/Brochures of recreation opportunities in the Hat Creek Recreation Area visit our Maps & Brochures page, look under Guides/Brochures.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Camping & Cabins

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Estuary Fishing

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Hat Creek Ranger District

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Hat Creek Ranger District


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Rocks & Minerals

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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