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Cottonwood is a city in Shasta County in the Shasta Cascades region of California.

Get in[edit]

Map of Cottonwood (California)

The only main way to get into Cottonwood is by car.

By car[edit]

From the north: On I-5 S, drive down from Redding for 14.4 miles.

From the south: On I-5 N, drive up from Sacramento for 144.7 miles.

Get around[edit]

Cottonwood is small, so it is good to walk, bicycle, or drive a car to get around.


  • 1 Coleman National Fish Hatchery, 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road. Open for self-guided tours 7:30AM to dusk. The largest salmon hatchery in the lower 48 states, this hatchery has got a lot to offer. The primary adronomous fish that are hatched here include chinook salmon and steelhead trout. Coleman National Fish Hatchery (Q5143020) on Wikidata Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Wikipedia
  • Old Town Cottonwood. This area captures the history of Cottonwood very well. A wide variety of events are held here (history-themed, of course).


The closest fishing access is on the Sacramento River, about 8 miles away. You can also go boating, or combine the two.

Around Cottonwood, you can also go hiking, biking, and horseback riding.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Cottonwood
ReddingAnderson  N I-5.svg S  Red BluffSacramento

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