At the top of the State of California you will find a small, friendly quaint mountain community that time passed by. Dunsmuir is nestled between tree covered mountain ridges, with a world-class trout stream running right through town.
Dunsmuir water comes straight from snow melt filtered through lava rock on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. It never sees daylight until you turn the tap on. Cold, clean, pure refreshing water is why we call Dunsmuir “The Home Of The Best Water On Earth℠.” No filters or treatments are needed, and the taste is wonderful.
The population in Dunsmuir is less than 2000. Our excellent elementary and high school have no overcrowding issues, and students receive quality class time.
Dunsmuir is a relaxed, slow-paced town with no traffic lights, no lines at the grocery store or post office–but lots of first-class restaurants.
With each season comes new activities and events throughout Siskiyou County: Fishing, hunting, railroading, swimming, hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding, mountain climbing and spelunking, to name a few. There are also community activities and events throughout the year, including theater productions at the College of the Siskiyous (17 miles north), art walks, Dogwood Daze in May, the big Railroad Days celebration in June, and many other cultural events.
Lakes, waterfalls, rivers, streams and gorgeous mountain scenery add to the quality of life in Dunsmuir. City life, just in case you miss it, is just 45 minutes away — in Redding.
Dunsmuir offers so much for everyone–fresh, clean air and water and a beautiful natural environment, for starters. Come home to Dunsmuir and discover the magic of this classic alpine village and historic railroad town.