Shasta State Historic Park

The Sundial Bridge in Redding is an awesome sight. The white pylon is 218 feet tall and free spans 500 feet across the

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At the base of the bridge tower is the northern shore line and an access point to dip your feet in the water or visit the McConnell Arboretum. The Sundial itself is functional at the northern shoreline. Accurate on the the longest day of the year (summer solstice) it has markings that indicates the time of day.

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The n the heart of Redding California. Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava was the creative thinker who came up with it's unusual design. The bridge officially opened on July 4, 2004. It is a part of and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. This includes the museum and arboretum .

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Shasta State Historic Park

With the low water temperature one must be careful because th very cold.  The water exits from Shasta Dam just a couple miles up river and well below its surface behind thermal curtains.  This helps maintain this low water temperature for multiple annual Salmon spawning runs.