Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about visiting the Susanville Railroad Depot Museum?
The depot is located at 601 Richmond Road and is open Memorial Day through October 31st – Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
November through May the visitor’s center is open Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Besides helping you explore the fascinating history of the railroad depot the museum and visitor center staff can provide you with advice on a wide variety of recreation opportunities and travel planning.
The Bizz Johnson trailhead starts at the depot in Susanville. It follows the railroad tracks west across Richmond Road and into the Susan River Canyon. The railroad tracks end 1/4 mile west of the Depot where the trail becomes a smooth old railroad bed.
The Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center & Museum offers up-to-date information on regional recreational activities for northeastern California.
Opportunities abound as there is something for all ages with a variety of interpretive displays on the colorful cultural and natural history of the area.
A bookstore and gift shop offer a variety of items to purchase as souvenirs. Mountain bike rentals are available by contacting The Bike Station, at 530-257-2525.
The historic Susanville Railroad Depot was built by Southern Pacific Railroad in 1927 and is a wonderful historical landmark. Its easy to step back in history at the Depot, when you view historic photographs of the railroad and logging trains that rolled through Susanville.
Learn about the exciting history of the Red River Lumber Company and the Fruit Growers Association.
The Susanville Railroad Depot and Museum are operated under the auspices of Lassen Land and Trails Trust, a non profit organization whose goal is to, “conserve significant natural areas and agricultural landscapes and to promote and enhance a public trail system throughout California.”
For more information about the Depot and Lassen Land and Trails Trust click here to visit their website.