Escape To These 7 Hidden Oases In Northern California To Find Peace And Quiet

There is no better oasis than being in nature. Oasis means different things to different people. Maybe your oasis equals solitude, or maybe it means experiencing scenery unlike what you’re accustomed to looking at daily. Our list of hidden oases in Northern California has something for everyone. Cool off in a waterfall, visit a high alpine lake, or relax at a suburban beach park. Check out our list below: 

Honorable mentions: 

French Gulch County Park- French Gulch 

This patch of green straddles Clear Creek in Shasta County. You can picnic, play horseshoes, and play in the creek. French Gulch County Park is located in what was once a major gold mining area. You might even find little flecks of gold in the water! Not to be confused with French Gulch Campground near Bakersfield, this out-of-the-way park is a tiny oasis that few people know about. Dogs are welcome. 

Beardsley Day Use- Pinecrest 

This day-use area on Beardsley Lake has picnic tables and restrooms for visitors. Open April through December, this spot is great for fishing and swimming. 

How do you define an oasis? What relatively unknown place in Northern California is your hidden oasis?

Address: Sutter's Mill Replica, Coloma Rd, Coloma, CA 95613, USA
Address: McNears Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
Address: Upper Faucherie Lake Falls #1, Sierraville, CA 96126, USA
Address: Rancho Seco Recreational Area, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USA
Address: Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632, USA
Address: Greenhorn Park, Yreka, CA 96097, USA
Address: Potem Falls, California 96003, USA

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