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Dunsmuir is conveniently located between numerous attractions, both natural and manmade. When you book an RV in Dunsmuir, you’ll have easy access to Interstate 5, which runs right through the town. This interstate connects Dunsmuir to many other cities in the region, the two major cities north and south being Medford and Redding, respectively.

The Interstate 5 corridor through the mountains in this part of California is a beautiful place to drive when you rent an RV. Because of its convenient location, Dunsmuir has grown into a major tourist hub during both the winter and summer. The town has preserved its authentic 1920s era look, and fans of railroads will enjoy that modern Dunsmuir has maintained its relationships with modern railways in the area.

After you pick up your RV rental in Dunsmuir, there are many things to check out, both in nature and in town. The bottom line is that no matter what you choose to do with your time in the area, there will be gorgeous nature surrounding you nearly everywhere you look.

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The Great Outdoors

This region of California is most well known for its mountains, the Cascade Range. These mountains are quite accessible, even in a motorhome rental from Dunsmuir. Some of the closest mountain peaks to the city include Mount Shasta and the Mount Eddy, both of which offer gorgeous views throughout the year. During the winter time, these mountains are often snow covered, but in the summer they are great for biking, hiking, and sweeping panoramic views.

Although the Cascade Range dominates the landscape, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest contains many of the trees that help make the landscape a rich green. The forest can be accessed in many places, the majority of which can be driven to in your camper rental from Dunsmuir. This forest is rich with hiking trails, many of which allow for days of exploration in the forest. Contained within the forest boundaries is Lake Shasta, a clear blue mountain lake that is ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing.

To explore a lake closer to Dunsmuir head north to Lake Siskiyou, which is next to the town of Mount Shasta. This lake has a boat launch, a dam, and is backdropped by mountains when you view it from certain angles. Visitors to this body of water can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and fishing when the weather is right.

Further north on Interstate 5 is the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Nature Preserve. This nature preserve differs from national forests slightly because of the regulations that govern it, but when you rent a motorhome in Dunsmuir to check it out, these regulations probably won’t limit your enjoyment. Animals are more protected in this preserve, making the chances of seeing wildlife higher, and the many hiking trails that are interspersed throughout the land can entertain guests for hours on end.

RV Parks

The great outdoors surround the town of Dunsmuir, so it only makes sense that there are a large number of options for camping and parking your RV overnight. There are definitely a lot of options to choose from when searching for the ideal RV park. The main difference between parks in the area is who runs them. The two different types of parks are privately owned and state/federally owned.

When it comes to privately owned RV parks, there are many in close proximity to choose from for your travel trailer rental from Dunsmuir. These RV parks have all the standard amenities, like hookups for power, water, and sewage, and the different parks have specific amenities. Some include showers and laundry, while others also have pools and recreation rooms. There are RV parks that have WiFi and cable TV, and the majority of them have convenient pull-through sites on concrete pads.

For those who want to be a bit more immersed in nature, the state or federally owned RV parks may be more to your liking. These RV parks are typically inside national and state parks and have more rustic amenities, instead relying on the nature surrounding the guests to keep them entertained. RV parks in national forests and state parks can often be booked ahead of time, so after you find the best RV rental for your family adventure be sure to reserve your campsites at the same time.

Exploring the City

Dunsmuir has grown into a tourist destination and definitely owns up to this responsibility. The town has worked hard to preserve their 1920s buildings that line the main streets, and there are many signs throughout town to help guide people who are new to the area. There are many restaurants to choose from, with options ranging from burgers to Italian food, diner fare, and even burritos and pizza.

The easiest place to find gas in town is along Interstate 5, and many of the gas stations in this part of town have large lanes to make it stress-free when navigating the pumps in an oversized vehicle. After getting your RV sorted out, there is a well-maintained trail in town that is great for stretching your legs. The Tauhindauli Park and Trail runs for miles both north and south, and is built on the former Upper Soda Springs resort site and is dog-friendly.

Other natural attractions in town include the Mossbrae Falls and the Hedge Creek Falls, both of which can be seen from convenient roadside pull-offs. The water in these waterfalls comes from mountain springs and snowmelt and is often pretty cold no matter the time of year. The waterfalls are a quick stop, so head to the Dunsmuir City Park and Botanical Gardens afterwards to learn about all the plants you saw on your drive. The gardens have different hours throughout the year, and no matter what season you visit, there are always typically different plants to see.

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