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Westwood
Lassen County, California

ZipCodes
96137




Page Contents for Westwood, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Westwood is approximately 1,998 (2000), 1647 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 978 (1990), 715 (2010).
The amount of land area in Westwood is 14.845 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Westwood is 5.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.062 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westwood to Washington DC is 2416 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 126 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westwood is positioned 40.30 degrees north of the equator and 121.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Westwood median income is $ 24,148 (2000).
The Westwood median home price is $ 76,500 (2000).
Westwood average annual rainfall is 14.29 inches per year
Westwood average annual precipitation is 40.3 inches peryear.
Westwood average annual snowfall is 25.3 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 31.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 44.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.4 degrees F.

Location

in northern California on the north shore of Lake Almanor at Hwy.36 @ jct. 147, 22 miles west of Susanville. Nearby communities also include Hamilton Branch, Lake Almanor Peninsula, Almador, Clear Creek, Chester, Canyondam and Greenville. Chico is just 77 miles and Redding 111 miles. Here is a page with a map and directions to Westwood
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Climate


Nearly ideal! It is generally dry with warm days and cool nights. There are four seasons here, but none are extreme.
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Weather


seasonal. Most forecasts originate so far away the weather men can't see what's really happening here. So this forecast and report considers local observation. It's updated twice daily.
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History & History Related Items

Westwood was home to the Red River Lumber Company which was the largest pine lumber mill in the world from 1913 to 1956.
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Attractions

Paul Bunyan Mountain Festival and Blues Festival
held every year in July. Logging show, Paul Bunyan's home tour, music, arts and crafts, parade, picnic and children's carnival. The town has a 24 foot statue of the legendary logger on display all year.

Westwood Museum
Phone: (530) 256-3709
artifacts nad photographs of Westwood from 1913 and more.

Oktoberfest
October Festivities each year include authentic German dinner, beer and wine tasting and music, Volksmarch to Mt. Meadow Reservoir.

Skiing at Stover Mountain

Lassen Emigrant Trail
Hwy 36 (P.M. 0.3), 2.5 mi W of Westwood
Emigrants and gold seekers came over the Lassen Trail from 1848 - 1851.

Lassen Volcanic National Park
There are a number of different geothermal features at this park, including: bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles and boiling springs along with forests, meadows, streams, lakes and waterfalls. Mt Lassen erupted in 1915 after a year of volcanic activity and the park opened in 1916.

Bizz Johnson Trail
A 30 mile trail between Susanville and Westwood. Take Richmond road to South St. in to Hobo Camp. Parking and picnic areas are available.
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Westwood Chamber

Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce
3rd & Birch St.
P.O. Box 1247
Westwood, California 96137
Phone-Fax: 530-256-2456


Lassen County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 338
84 N. Lassen St.
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 257-4323
Fax: (530) 251-2561
Email

Westwood Organizations

Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce
3rd & Birch St.
P.O. Box 1247
Westwood, California 96137
Phone-Fax: 530-256-2456


Lassen County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 338
84 N. Lassen St.
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 257-4323
Fax: (530) 251-2561
Email

Westwood Libraries

Westwood Community Library
500 Birch
Westwood, CA 96137

Westwood Schools

Westwood Unified School District
one K-6 school and one junior/senior high school, grades 7-12.
Phone: (530) 256-3235
Fax: (530) 256-3539 Westwood

Miscellany

The population of Westwood was:
1990 - 2,017
2000 - 1,998

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