Area Attractions

Nestled against the base of Mount Shasta, McCloud, CA presents countless opportunities to visitors interested in sight seeing, special tours, unique fishing experiences, and many winter sports activities.  Here are but a few ideas of how you can spend your Northern California vacation while allowing the McCloud River Mercantile Hotel to serve as your base of operations!  Please let us know if you need additional information after visiting the individual Web sites presented by the links below.



  • Shasta Sunset Dinner Train –Located in downtown McCloud, next door to the Mercantile.  Offers 3-hour dinner train excursions and scenic trips around Mount Shasta. The Dinner train is currently closed.

  • McCloud River Nature Conservancy - The preserve allows 10 anglers to fish using catch and release techniques at any one time; 5 fishing spots are available by advanced reservation, and the remaining 5 spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are held until 10 a.m. of the date reserved. Anglers may use spinning or fly equipment, but the creel limit is zero, and fishing is catch and release only. Single, barbless hooks are required by state law. 
    (415) 777-0487

  • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Highway - The official site of the All-American Volcanic Scenic Highway in California and Oregon.


  • Mt. Shasta Board and Ski Park- Snowboarding, downhill skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and yearly events. 
    (530) 926-8610

  • Mt. Shasta Nordic – Llocally based non-profit organization that offers cross country groomed and back country trails and rental equipment.  Donations are welcomed.
    (530) 926-2142

  • The Fun Factory – Snowmobile & Waverunner rentals
    (530) 842-8585


  • McCloud Flyfishing Adventures- Fly fish with experienced local guide, Rick Cox, for rainbow & German Brown Trout.  Packages and equipment avail. & beginners welcome.
    (530) 964-2533

  • Shasta Vortex Adventures- Mt. Shasta guided tour and integrative healthcare and sacred site treks, telemark and winter awareness clinics, custom tours.
    (530) 926-4326

  • Mt. Shasta Climber’s Guides – Offers current mountain conditions, photo tour, and information on how to get to the summit.

  • Shasta Valley Balloons - Flights daily over the beautiful Shasta Valley north of Mt. Shasta, one of the most magnificent volcanic peaks in the world
    (530) 926-3612

  • Shasta Mountain Guides – Mountaineering, rock climbing, special women’s trips, and skiing.  This company specializes in high quality adventures on the Mt. Shasta peak.
    (530) 926-3117
  • Jack Trout – Fly Fishing guide service by drift boat, wading or raft.
    (530) 926-4540


  • McCloud Chamber of Commerce- Offers visitors' information and business directory on McCloud and surrounding area.  Includes special events calendar.
    (530) 964-3113

  • Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce- Offers visitors' information and business directory on Mt. Shasta and surrounding area.  Includes special events calendar.
    (800) 926-4865

  • Siskiyou County Visitors Bureau- Has a great Web site and a variety of activities and ready-made, self-guided tours.
    (530) 926-3850
  • Northern California and Chile fly fishing and scenic tour guide's photos and stories. 
    (530) 926-4540


The McCloud River Mercantile Co. & The Mercantile Hotel
241 Main Street, PO Box 658~ McCloud, CA 96057
Ph: 530.964.2330 | F: 530.964.2846
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