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Old Station

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Old Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California. It is located 13 miles (21 km) north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, directly between Redding and Susanville. The ZIP code in Old Station is 96071 and the area code 530. Old Station sits at an elevation of 4386ft. The 2010 United States census reported Old Station's population was 51.History and industriesOld Station was once a stagecoach stop on the trail from Sacramento to Yreka in 1857. It was also a temporary military post while soldiers patrolled the stage road. Old Station also sits on an alternate route of the historic Nobles Immigrant Trail to California that was used by gold seekers around 1852. It now has mostly traveler services including 1 gas station, 3 general stores, a restaurant, and many campgrounds. It is the southern gateway to the Hat Creek Recreation Area. It is home to Subway Cave, the largest lava tube formed by the local lava eruption from vents near Old Station. There is a two mile Spatter Cone trail that leads from a United States Forest Service trailhead just off Highway 89/44.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), 99.94% of it land and 0.06% of it water.ClimateThis region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Old Station has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
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