Clear blue water over a stone creek bed,

Big Lake

Walking along the trail at Big Lake offers lovely views of Mt Shasta and Mt. Lassen, marshland, lake front, and prime bird watching. This is a popular choice for folks to walk with family and pets. Nearby, a boat launch at Rat Farm is a prime boat launch spot for those canoeing and kayaking, hunting and fishing. This path is a open-view out and back route with a semi flat, gravel based trail. 

Horr Pond

The trail at Horr Pond meanders along the Pond, eventually meeting with Tule River trail. Horr Pond is the central gateway to three different aquatic areas- Big Lake, Tule River, and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. On the bank opposite the trail lies Ahjumawi, which can only be reached by boat. This flat, gravel surface trail walks between the pond and pasture land with incredible views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. This is a popular choice for folks to walk with family and pets.

The pond itself is popular for kayaking, canoeing, motor boating, hunting and fishing due to the nearby

boat launch at Rat Farm.

Tule River

The trail beside Tule River follows the river, eventually meeting with Horr Pond trail. This flat, gravel surface trail walks between the river and pasture land with incredible views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. The river is used by those kayaking, canoeing, motor boating, hunting and fishing.

This primitive park can only be accessed by the public via boat.  The park offers 3 campsites and several hiking trails. Visitors by boat will enjoy passing through Ja-She springs, a pristine and clear spring, enticing for swimming and beautiful to behold. Other noteworthy points of interest include lava tubes, an old abandoned ranch home, and a lone, old fireplace overlooking the springs. 

Recommended Activities

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Hunting

  • Kayaking

  • Canoeing

Known Wildlife

  • Eagles, Hawks, Pelicans, Herons, Ducks, Geese

  • Muskrats, Minks, River Otters

  • Terrapins, Snakes, Lizards

  • Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout