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Mountain Gate, Shasta County


Mountain Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) situated in Shasta County, California, United States. Nestled at an elevation of 915 feet (279 meters), this community presents a blend of natural beauty and small-town charm.


As of the 2020 census, Mountain Gate had a population of 815 residents, which marked a slight decrease from 943 in the 2010 census​​. By July 1, 2023, the population was estimated to have risen to 939, reflecting a growth trend in recent years​​. This growth is further evidenced by the projection for 2024, which anticipates a population of 935, indicating a 6.61% annual change from 2020​.


The 2010 census revealed that the racial composition of Mountain Gate was predominantly White (90.1%), with smaller percentages of Native American (2.9%), African American (0.7%), Asian (0.5%), and other races (1.4%). The Hispanic or Latino population constituted 5.2% of the total​​. The community had 403 households, with an average household size of 2.34 and a family size of 2.83. The median age was 46.4 years, indicating a mature population base​​.

As of 2023, the demographic landscape showed a total of 377 households with an average household size of 2.49, and 209 family households with an average family size of 3.00. The median household income was estimated at $30,882, with a per capita income of $24,296​.

Points of Interest

  1. Shasta Lake: Just a short drive from Mountain Gate, Shasta Lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The lake offers a wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and camping. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain views, Shasta Lake provides the perfect backdrop for a day of adventure or relaxation.
  2. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Located near Mountain Gate, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a geothermal wonderland. Visitors can explore the park’s unique geothermal features, such as mud pots, fumaroles, and hot springs. The park also boasts scenic landscapes, including lush forests, pristine lakes, and rugged mountains, making it a paradise for hikers and nature lovers alike.
  3. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area: Just a short drive from Mountain Gate, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area offers a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy water sports, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming, in the crystal-clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake. The area also boasts numerous hiking trails, picnic areas, and campgrounds, making it a great destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
  4. Turtle Bay Exploration Park: Located in nearby Redding, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a must-visit destination for families and nature lovers. The park features a museum with interactive exhibits on natural history and cultural heritage, as well as a botanical garden with native plants and wildlife exhibits. Visitors can also enjoy walking trails along the Sacramento River and a seasonal butterfly house.
  5. Sundial Bridge: A remarkable pedestrian bridge in Redding, the Sundial Bridge is a popular attraction for visitors and locals alike. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge is known for its unique design and function as a working sundial. Visitors can stroll across the bridge and enjoy panoramic views of the Sacramento River and surrounding landscape.
  6. Shasta Dam: Located near Redding, Shasta Dam is an engineering marvel worth visiting. The dam, which was completed in 1945, is the second-largest concrete dam in the United States. Visitors can take guided tours of the dam and learn about its history and significance. The dam also offers panoramic views of Shasta Lake and the surrounding mountains.
  7. WaterWorks Park: Located in Redding, WaterWorks Park is a fun-filled water park that is perfect for family outings during the summer months. The park features a variety of water slides, lazy rivers, and splash pools, as well as picnic areas and snack bars. Visitors can enjoy a day of fun in the sun while cooling off in the park’s refreshing water attractions.
  8. Shasta State Historic Park: Located in the town of Shasta, Shasta State Historic Park is a fascinating destination for history buffs. The park preserves the ruins of the old gold rush mining town of Shasta, which was once a bustling hub of activity. Visitors can explore the park’s museum, which features exhibits on the town’s history, as well as several restored buildings, including a general store and a courthouse.
  9. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park: Located within a scenic drive from Mountain Gate, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is home to the stunning Burney Falls. The 129-foot waterfall is fed by underground springs and flows year-round, creating a spectacular sight. Visitors can hike to several viewpoints of the falls, as well as enjoy picnicking, camping, and fishing in the park’s beautiful surroundings.
  10. Castle Crags State Park: Located south of Dunsmuir, Castle Crags State Park is a rugged and majestic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The park is named for its dramatic granite spires, which resemble a medieval castle. Visitors can hike through the park’s lush forests and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness, including the towering crags and nearby Mount Shasta.

Neighboring Cities

  1. Redding: Located just south of Mountain Gate, Redding is the largest city in Shasta County and serves as the county seat. It is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and landmarks such as the Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
  2. Shasta Lake: This city is situated to the northwest of Mountain Gate and is named after the nearby Shasta Lake, one of the largest lakes in California. Shasta Lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping, and the city serves as a gateway to the lake and the surrounding recreational areas.
  3. Palo Cedro: A small community located southeast of Mountain Gate, Palo Cedro is known for its rural charm and agricultural landscapes. It offers a quiet, country living atmosphere and is home to a number of local businesses, schools, and parks.


Mountain Gate, Shasta County, is a small yet growing community that offers a peaceful lifestyle amidst the natural beauty of Northern California. With its proximity to various outdoor attractions and recreational areas, it presents an appealing destination for those seeking a blend of rural tranquility and outdoor adventure.


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