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Highway 172 is the shortest state highway in California. Located in Northern Cal, this route connects the town of Mill Creek to the town of Mineral, on the south side of Lassen Volcanic NP and Highway 36. Mill Creek cabin community, also referred to as Mill Creek Home Site, is surrounded by Lassen NF, campgrounds, hiking and numerous dirt roads. The actual Mill Creek flows south from Lassen Park and passes by, then continues down to the Mill Creek Rim and Ishi wilderness. Rustic resort open only during summer is the main attraction with general store, cabin rentals, RV camp and a tent campground.

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.

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    nearby towns:
    Paynes Creek
    Lake Almanor
    La Costa

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