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Keswick Dam and reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project – Shasta/Tinity River Divisions. The dam creates a 23,800-acre-foot afterbay for Shasta Lake. Water tends to be very cold due to releases from the lower depths of Shasta.
Many trails in the area attract hikers, dog-walkers, mountain bikers and pedestrians The Sacramento River Rail Trail follows the alignment of a historic train route and is paved for nine miles. It connects to the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail leading all the way to downtown Redding.
The Middle Creek, Stagecoach, Fisherman's Trail, FB Trail, Hornbeck Trail and Sacramento Ditch Trails are just a few of the trails in the vicinity of the reservoir. For trailhead and parking information, refer to individual trail maps at healthyshasta.com
Nine miles downstream from Shasta Dam near Highway 299 West.
Distance: 2.8 – 9 one way
Dog Friendly: OK on Leash
Bike Friendly: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes