Gateway Inn

Gateway To Lassen National Volcanic Park

Discover Red Bluff CA

Centrally located on the Sacramento River in Northern California, Red Bluff is just 120 miles north of Sacramento on I-5, 190 miles west of Reno/Tahoe, and 155 miles south of the Oregon border. Red Bluff not only serves as the gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park but, with its spectacular calendar of major events and outdoor recreation at its finest, Red Bluff and "Tehama Country" promises a great visit.


The Sacramento River bisects 488 acres of riparian forest, flowering grasslands, wetlands, and oak woodlands providing very diverse nature viewing in this region. Birds flock to its variety of habitats, with over 125 species observed to date. A seasonal lake is created each summer when a wide sweep of the Sacramento River is backed up behind the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.


Fishing opportunities attract otter, herons, egrets, ospreys and bald eagles. Other visitor facilities include day use areas, one campground, four miles of trails, two boat ramps, and the Sacramento River Discovery Center.


There are several trails which provide breath taking views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and the Yolla Bolly Mountains, which are especially scenic in the winter and spring when they're capped with snow.

Black Butte Lake Area - Corning

Black Butte Lake lies Southwest of corning, an accessible recreational area on the west side of the Sacramento Valley. The lake is seven miles long and has a shoreline of 40 miles. Camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting and sightseeing are just some of the many activities available.


Coleman National Fish Hatchery - N. of Red Bluff

Open daily from 7:30am to dusk. - (530) 365-8622

The hatchery rears 13 to 15 million Chinook salmon and about 1 million steel-head annually.


Cone & Kimball Plaza - Red Bluff

The beautiful Victorian clock-tower has often been called "the heart of Red Bluff" It symbolizes the Victorian background and flavor of the city, and crowned one of the most photographed buildings in the region. The original clock-tower was destroyed in 1984 by a fire. The Red Bluff Rotary and Downtown Red Bluff Business Association decided to rebuilt the tower in 1997.


Corning Museum - Corning

For Hours of operation call (530) 824-5935

The Corning Museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Corning, Tehama County and Northern California.


William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park- Red Bluff

For information call (530) 529-8599

Stroll back in time and enjoy the 3 acre park with a one-room adobe house tucked under an old oak tree. The exhibit host early day furnishings and implements to commemorate the California Republic's first and only President. An adobe smokehouse, carriage shed, and a small corral are on the park grounds.


Ishi Wilderness - Red Bluff

Discover Ishi with 41,000 acres of wilderness, basaltic outcroppings, caves, and pillar lava formation in the southern Cascade foothills, 20 miles East of Red Bluff. The trails range from easy to difficult and were originated from Native American travel routes.


Kelly-Griggs Museum - Red Bluff

Guided tours available call (530) 527-1129

A two-story Victorian home built in the 1880's. Enjoy rooms of authentic antique furnishings of the period and Native American artifacts with photographs of Tehama County.


Lake Red Bluff - Red Bluff

With 15 miles of shoreline and watchable wildlife viewing. Lake Red Bluff offers excellent fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and wildlife observation. Boating is also popular during the summer months. Swimming is available near the Diversion Dam and Salmon-Viewing Plaza.


Lassen Volcanic National Park - N.E. of Red Bluff

Explore 106,000 acres of volcanic terrain at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Spectacular views, fishing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and guided snowshoe walks are just a few of the activities you can enjoy throughout the year. The trans-park road (hwy 89), open only in summer months, traverses near lassen Peak at the 8,500' level and leads motorists to railheads for Sulfur Works, Bumpass Hell, Kings Creek Falls and the Devastated Area. Remember to bring comfortable clothing, good shoes and drinking water when hiking. (530) 595-4444


Manton Museum - Manton

For more information call (530) 474-3356

Open 10am - 3pm First two weekends of each month.

Special hours may be arranged for group tours. Please call in advance.


Sacramento River Discovery Center - Red Bluff

For more information call (530) 527-1196

Explore 500 acres of interpretive trails through riparian forest, flowering grasslands, wetlands, oak woodlands, demonstration agricultural site and more.


Salmon Viewing Plaza - Red Bluff

For more information call (530) 527-3043

Open daily May - September from 6am - 8pm



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250 S. Main St. | Red Bluff ,CA | 96080

Phone: 530.527.3545 | Fax: 530.527.3035