Mt. Shasta is one of the untapped gems in northern California for recreation. The kayaking in this area has a great range of white water from class II to class V.
The premier drainage in this area is the mighty Sacramento River. While fun class II-IV+ lies on the Sac, Mt. Shasta’s classic class V lies on Slate Creek and Mears Creek, which are both tributaries of the Sacramento River. Both of these creeks contain epic scenery and classic rapids, from beautiful boulder gardens to clean waterfalls, for the experienced boater. The Box Canyon section of the Upper Sacramento is a great warm up for Slate and Mears Creek. With some of the most verticle walled gorges in the North State, Box Canyon, which lies 5 minutes outside of Mt. Shasta City, contains fun class III-IV and beautiful bedrock.(for more Box Canyon info see Base Camp Culture/Boating/local info). On your journeys through Northern Cali, be sure to stop and take advantage of Nature’s candy in Mt. Shasta where endless boating, climbing, mtn biking, hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, and many other activities await. Mt Shasta is a global hub for adventure, contact Shasta Base Camp regarding any travel needs while in the area.