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Mill Creek (formerly, Mill Creek Homesite) is a small cabin community in eastern Tehama County, California most noted for its close location to Mount Lassen. A few miles off the main highway (89) this place is located at an elevation of 4737'

This remote destination is tucked way back in the woods. North of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Lassen Peak which is part of a volcanic chain, the Cascade Range that runs north to Canada. The community has been spared by the recent wildfire DixieFire 2021. Forested, paved roads, dirt roads, residential cabins, mountain homes, and a historic 'mountain resort' that features rental cabins.

Bitching one lane back road (CA 172), creeks, trails, camp sites, fishing creeks, swimming holes, and dirt roads. Get a USFS map, seriously. Several developed campgrounds nearby.

mill creek, California

elevation: 4720'
population: 150
zip code: 96061


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Mill Creek

Tehama County
S of Lassen NP
off Hwy 36 on SR Hwy 172


Mill Creek



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • back roads
  • autumn colors
  • hunting
  • off-roading
  • forest trails
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Lake Almanor
  • Mill Creek
  • Plumas National Forest
  • description:
    Small mountain community located near Lassen National Park, well off the main highway & slightly off the tourist track. Tucked way back & surrounded by forests, this is an ideal place for fishing, hiking & relaxing. There is a general store at a rustic resort w/ cabin rentals & RV camping. Highway 172 is a paved loop which connects back to Mineral.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Paynes Creek
    Lake Almanor
    La Costa

    Large Lassen Lupine
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