Hat Creek, renowned for its fly-fishing and camping, is an unincorporated town of under 400 people 26 miles north of Lassen Park, 13 miles southeast of Burney (9 miles south of the junction of hwy 89 and 299), and 15 miles south of Burney Falls.
Rural Hat Creek is home of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HCRO) which houses the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) and was the location for the 1986 movie, “Stand By Me”. Climb to the top of Hat Creek Rim for magnificent views of the Hat Creek Valley as well as views of Lassen Peak, Burney Mountain, and further away Mt. Shasta. Cold and clear, Hat Creek is famous for its fly fishing and rafting. Other things to do in or nearby include hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing and bird watching, picnicking, hang gliding off Hat Creek Rim, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Places to visit nearby include the Subway Underground Caves and the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Trailhead. You will find camping and picnic areas along Hat Creek, and the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is just a short drive away on Highway 89. Shopping and dining can be found in nearby Burney or at the small grocery store and restaurant in Hat Creek.
The median price of homes is approximately $180,000 to $200,000, while properties with larger acreage are usually priced from $350,000 to upwards of $400,000.
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