Lava Park

Description

The ridge on the east side of Highway 97, just 6 miles north of Weed, marks the edge of an andesitic lava flow that, from an aerial view, resembles a hand or fingers. This flow poured from a flank vent on the northern side of the Shastina cone on Mt. Shasta. The Lava Park flow is 9,000 years old, slightly younger than Mount Shasta. It is a block lava flow with beautiful examples of flow levees, which have higher edges and a lower middle. Like a river, it built levees at the margins, while lava in the middle continued to flow after the margins stopped.

Address

37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058

Lat/Long

41.51166200, -122.30255100
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(530) 398-4391

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