Home of the best water on Earth
in Northern California, exits 729-732 off I-5

Beyond the Mountain Gate, deep in the Shasta forest, in a canyon carved into the landscape by the Sacramento River, Dunsmuir awaits you. This hidden gem in Siskiyou County offers some of the area’s most unique stores, delicious restaurants, abundant fishing, and inspired local art. A short distance south of Mt Shasta, Dunsmuir makes the perfect stop for a rest, a gourmet meal, or a weekend retreat when you are traveling along the I-5 corridor.



All across America, cities large and small are hosting Second Saturday events that feature the arts, shops, food, and music of our local communities. For more than a century, Dunsmuir has delighted visitors with its pristine waters, excellent fishing opportunities, and legendary railroad history. Join us for Second Saturdays each May-October to explore even more of what Dunsmuir has to offer:

  • curated art exhibits

  • fantastic gourmet food

  • beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts

  • hiking, botanical gardens, and outdoor adventures

  • unique, small town charm



The businesses of Dunsmuir are the beating heart that helps keep our town alive and kicking. We employ local residents, offer opportunities for artists and creatives to get their work in front of potential customers, and make the most of the beauty and community spirit in our quaint little corner of the world.

If you are a Dunsmuir business owner, a Siskiyou County musician or artist, a food truck vendor, or a Siskiyou County artist interested in street vending, local gallery/shop shows, or bringing your talents to Dunsmuir, please contact us below to inquire about participating in Dunsmuir Second Saturdays.


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