Wonderful Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Restaurants, and Shopping provide Today's Traveler with Armloads of Great Memories! Below you will find a brief summary of a number of exciting and interesting things to do and see in the McCloud region throughout the year.
McCloud Mushroom Festival - Held every Memorial Day weekend, the mushroom festival celebrates the wild mushroom hunting that occurs every spring in and around McCloud. Event features live music, mushroom vendors, wine tasting, special mushroom delicacies, cooking demonstrations, seminars and educational booths on mushroom harvesting.
Main Street Flea Market - Held annually for over 30 years on the first Sunday in June with dozens of food, crafts and “stuff” vendors up and down historic Main Street. A must visit!
Fireman's Parade, Muster, and Dance - Held every first Saturday of June. Join us in celebrating and honoring the men and women who where the boots and pull on the red suspenders. We have fireman's fun for the kids, too!
Lumberjack Fiesta - Held annually for over 60 years on the last full weekend in July at Hoo Hoo Park. Food, craft, toy and other assorted vendors pack the park full. Softball tournament, horseshoe tournament and amateur logging competitions. The sole purpose of the Fiesta is to raise funds for the youth of McCloud and the McCloud community.
Heritage Days - Held annually on the third weekend in August. A fun way to show off McCloud’s great history. There are demonstrations of life in a Mill Town, including the town’s lumber, rail, forestry and recreation history.
Vendors who have handmade crafts, antiques; cottage industry foods, and food vendors show off their wares. Period and popular music is heard throughout the day and at the dance under the stars. Come hiss and boo at a historic Melodrama created by a local writer, based on events in the town. Kids will have fun as well as their faces are painted, eat watermelons and other surprises.
Heritage Days supports the Heritage Junction Museum of McCloud which is vital to preserving our history.
Dog and Pony Show Parade - Held every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Dog and Pony Show Parade is fun for all ages. Bring your pets, dress them up, join in the Stick Pony Contest and the Bike Brigade. Meet Sparke the Dog, Smokey the Bear, and Santa Clause.
Old Fashioned Christmas - A true country celebration held annually on the first Friday in December, with Santa Claus arriving via fire truck or sleigh, carolers, food vendors, tree lighting and Main Street businesses opening their doors into the evening with decorations, goodies and song.
- Four-star hotels
- Bed and Breakfast establishments and numerous vacation rentals
- RV parks with full hookup spaces, laundry facilities and fishing ponds.
- U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located throughout the area. There are several maintained campgrounds available for public use within the National Forest boundaries. Visit Shastahome's Camping Guide to the Mt. Shasta area and Siskiyou County Public Campgrounds & RV parks, California State Parks, and US Forest Service Campgrounds!
While vacationing in McCloud, you will enjoy dining in our restaurants which represent a variety of price ranges and types of food. Refer to the Dining section for addresses and contact information.
We offer fabulous summers and a winter wonderland of activities of all kinds with limitless opportunities for recreation. A golf course, numerous hiking and biking trails, access to the Mt. Shasta Wilderness Area, world-class glaciers and the Mt. Shasta summit are all available within a few miles of McCloud. McCloud is the closest community to the Mt. Shasta Board and Ski Park, located 10 minutes away. The Ski Park offers winter downhill, snowboard and Nordic skiing. Sledding provides old fashioned family fun and enjoy an exciting day at the Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park. During summer, activities include a scenic chairlift ride, mountain bike trails and various outdoor concerts and events. Bicycle at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park in the summer months or along dozens of beautiful country roads. Visit The Mount Shasta Climber's Guide for detailed climbing information, store, photo tour, and conditions updates! Fishing the Nature conservancy, McCloud River or the McCloud Lake for rainbow trout and German brown trout as well as brook trout is an exciting adventure. Experience camping, fishing, and swimming along the McCloud River and don't miss the McCloud River Falls! These three waterfalls are truly breath-taking and the fishing is world class! Check with the fishing and sporting goods shops in the area for the latest information. Lake McCloud, 10 miles south of town, features great fishing, a boat ramp, and other water sports. Nationally known McCloud Dance Country, schedules ballroom, square and round dancing workshops and events throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Dance in the beautifully restored dance hall all summer with world-class callers and instructors.