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Lake Siskiyou
Mount Shasta 8-4-2007.jpg
with Mount Shasta in the distance.
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Location Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates 41°17′00″N 122°20′21″W / 41.28333°N 122.33917°W / 41.28333; -122.33917
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Sacramento River
Primary outflows Sacramento River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.62 mi (2.61 km)
Max. width 1.39 mi (2.24 km)
Surface area 430 acres (170 ha)
Water volume 26,000 acre⋅ft (32,000,000 m3)
Surface elevation 3,185 ft (971 m)
Settlements Mount Shasta, California

Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir formed by Box Canyon Dam on the Sacramento River, in far northern California, near the town of Mt. Shasta, California. It is the site of local recreation, as well as being used for watershed protection and flood control.

Lake Siskiyou satellite view
Satellite view

Wagon Creek Bridge

In late 2010 a walking bridge over the wagon creek inlet was completed, finishing a trail that wraps around the entire lake. The cost of the bridge was $2.8 million; funding was obtained from the McConnell Foundation, The State of California and federal stimulus funds. The McConnell Foundation also provided funds for the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California.

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