NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

The Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

Description: An active Chinese Temple built by Chinese miners in 1874. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. A visitor center/ museum tells of the history of the miners. Self-guided tour. This one is a logical side-trip when in the Lake Shasta/ Whiskeytown area. Attractions in the area include Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, Whiskeytown Lake and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Facilities: Visitor enter, the temple, restrooms.

Open: Open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The park is closed every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Phone: 530-623-5284. GPS coordinates: Latitude/Longitude: 40.7311 / -122.9408.

Location: In Weaverville, on Hwy. 299. From the Bay Area drive Int. 5 north to Redding and then west on Hwy. 299 to Weaverville.