Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California. As of the 2010 Census, There are several unincorporated communities adjacent to, or just outside Weed proper. These include Edgewood, Carrick, Lake Shastina, Rancho Hills and Hammond Ranch. These communities generally have mailing addresses that use Weed, or its ZIP code. Weed is about 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark, and the second tallest Volcano in the Cascade Range.
Recreation and Ttourism
Visitors use Weed as a base to engage in trout fishing in the nearby Klamath, Sacramento and McCloud Rivers, or come to see and climb Mount Shasta, Castle Crags or the Trinity Alps.Visitors also engage in nearby skiing (both Alpine and cross-country) and biking, or hike to the waterfalls, streams and lakes in the area, including nearby Mossbrae Falls, Lake Siskiyou, Castle Lake and Shasta Lake.
Recreation Facilities and Parks
Weed is centrally located to Castle Crags State Park, Lava Beds National Monument, and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to these state and federally designated parks, there are numerous local recreation opportunities.
Historic Sites and Museums
- The Lake Shastina Golf Resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, and a 9-hole Scottish links course in a scenic setting.
- Local parks managed by the Weed Parks and Recreation District include: Lincoln Park (renamed Charles Byrd Community Park in 2004) which is an 11-acre (4.5 ha) park with restrooms, a playground, basketball courts, and is the home to the Weed Skatepark; as well as Bel Air Park, adjacent to College of the Siskiyous and home to the community swimming pool.
- Weed is located on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, and is a short distance from the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Nearby Mount Shasta Ski Park offers alpine and Nordic skiing in winter, as well as summertime mountain biking, rock climbing, and a concert series.
- The same wind that prompted the founding of Weed, as it was used to dry wood products, makes nearby Lake Shastina a popular destination for short-board windsurfing.
- The Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, is located 18 miles (29 km) north-east of Weed on US Highway 97 and offers 250 miles (400 km) of groommed trails.
- The Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum is a small, seasonal, local museum in the heart of Weed. It features sawmill machinery and artifacts from the town's early days
- The Veterans' Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is 13 miles (21 km) north-east of Weed on US Highway 97, and consists of steel sculptures and other memorials honoring the service of U.S. Veterans.