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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).

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Westwood 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 & Weather

The climate for Westwood is Nearly ideal! It is generally dry with warm days and cool nights. There are four seasons here, but none are extreme.
The weather in Westwood is 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.
Westwood average annual rainfall is 14.29 inches per year
Westwood average annual precipitation is 40.3 inches per year.
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.

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Westwood history:

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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Westwood 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.

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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