McCloud, California

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McCloud is a small town and census-designated place (CDP) in Siskiyou County, California, United States. The population was 1,343 at the 2000 census.

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Commerce and tourism

Located in the Shasta Cascade area of Northern California, McCloud sees many visitors. Visitors use McCloud as a base to engage in nationally-recognized trout fishing in the nearby McCloud,[1][2] Sacramento[1][2][3] and Klamath[1] Rivers, or come to see and climb Mount Shasta, Castle Crags or the Trinity Alps.[4] Visitors also engage in nearby skiing (both alpine and cross-country), or bike or hike to the waterfalls, streams and lakes in the area, including nearby Falls of the McCloud River, Burney Falls, Mossbrae Falls, Lake Siskiyou, Castle Lake and Shasta Lake.[4]

Geography

McCloud is located at 41°15′17″N 122°8′11″W / 41.25472°N 122.13639°W / 41.25472; -122.13639 (41.254682, -122.136321)[5] on the southern slope of Mount Shasta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.00%) is water.

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