Dunsmuir, California, United States
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Dunsmuir Information

About Dunsmuir

Take a trip to Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County, California with a heavy dose of small town charm. A river runs through the centre of town that’s ripe for fishing, drawing thousands of tourists. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced adventure or slow and steady relaxation — Dunsmuir is the place for you. The town motto is strangely “home of the best water on Earth,” so get fishing and find out for yourself! Dunsmuir has a 1920s and 30s historical look, making it a walk back in time.

Things to do in Dunsmuir

Dunsmuir attracts all kinds of visitors to go fishing in the Sacramento and McCloud Rivers. The Sacramento River is chock-full of trout, making it a fisherman’s delight. With skiing, biking and hiking available to you in this natural town — you’re sure to stay active. There are even waterfalls to visit on your hikes such as Mossbrae Falls or Hedge Creek Falls. Hedge Creek is convenient to get to, and has a cave behind the falls that you can explore. The water varies in its force depending on the season. Tauhindauli Park and Trail can be found along the Sacramento River canyon and bank, making it a great spot for fishing. The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens feature ten acres of gorgeous gardens, a real gem in the small town. The Gardens are free and don’t take too much time to walk around and admire the flowers.

Day trips from Dunsmuir

Sacramento is a three hour drive away from Dunsmuir, and is the closest big stop around as otherwise it’s mostly forests. While in Sacramento, visit the Old Sacramento State Historic Park, a great landmark and tourist attraction. The area is packed with historic building and museums, where you can learn about the railroad and local history. The Big Four House is particularly popular as a site for railroad pioneers. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is famous in the area for hosting some of the best art in California, as well as work from all over the world. In the State Capitol, it only makes sense to visit the California State Capitol Museum. The incredible building is bright white, with the history packed in the museum inside.

Dunsmuir accommodations

Tripping has a small selection of rentals and hotels for you to choose from in Dunsmuir. The hotels will set you up without a care in the world, and the rentals will give you a home away from home in this quaint small town. Find mild winters and hot dry summers in Dunsmuir — a wonderful vacation spot all year long.

Transportation in Dunsmuir

Dunsmuir is a small town with very little traffic, making driving a breeze. The town has a long history with the railroad, and Amtrak stops at the Dunsmuir station in the historic district. A bus service leaves from Dunsmuir through the county. Biking, hiking and exploring the nature and town on foot are a must. However, if you’re going to specific spots to see waterfalls or to go fishing, you’ll need a car to get there.

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Vacation Rentals in Dunsmuir

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These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 191 of Dunsmuir’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 9 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 181 vacation home rentals.

Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 88 pet-friendly rentals in Dunsmuir that allow you to bring your extended family’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!

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