Located in the Shasta Cascade area of Northern California, Dunsmuir is a popular destination for tourists.   Visitors come to fish trout in the Sacramento and McCloud Rivers, or to see and climb Mount Shasta, Castle Crags or the Trinity Alps.   

The town is also a destination for historical and cultural tourists, as the town is preserved an authentic 1920s and 1930s look and feel.  Dunsmuir’s long connection with the railroad draws railfans to enjoy the sights and sounds of the railroad in the steep Sacramento River canyon.  Dunsmuir is officially a Union Pacific “Train Town” and enjoys many financial benefits because of it’s relationship with the railroad.

Frequent events include weekend festivals like the State of Jefferson Brewfest, Dogwood Daze, Railroad Days and the Tribute to the Trees al fresco dinner/concert along the river in the City’s pristine park home to the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens.

  • Elevation: 2290 ft   

  • Population: 1650

  • Rainfall: 65.04 inch

  • Snowfall: .05 inch

  • Summer High: 78 degrees F

  • Summer Low: 53 degrees F

  • Winter High: 44 degrees F

  •  Winter Low: 29 degrees F

Website: ci.dunsmuir.ca.us