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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.
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elevation: 4720' population: 150 zip code: 96061


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



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

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Lake Almanor
  • Mill Creek
  • Plumas National Forest
  • mill creek campgrounds

    Gurnsey Creek Camping
    Lake Almanor Campgrounds
    McCarthy Point Fire Lookout
    Hat Creek Camping
    Burney Falls Campground
    Mill Creek RV Resort & Cabins
    Volcano RV Camp @ Mineral
    Hole-in-the-Ground Campground
    Domingo Springs Campground
    Willow Springs Camping
    Southwest Walk-In Camp
    Lassen Camping

    tent camping

    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:
    Paynes Creek
    Lake Almanor
    La Costa
    local links:

    Mill Creek Resort & Cabins
    40271 Hwy 172, Mill Creek , CA 96061

    California State Route 172
    All the Mill Creeks in California
    Lassen Lakes
    Lassen Forest Roads
    Lassen County Fair
    Wildfire 2021: Dixie Fire

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