Government Camp, California is a sparsely populated area that falls within the city limits of Shasta Lake, California. It's a low lying mountainous region with an elevation of 810 feet above sea level. Government Camp vacation rentals can provide guests and visitors a chance to visit some of the beautiful and scenic sites in the area, such as Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake Reservoir, Sacramento River Trail, Whiskeytown Lake, and many others. Aside from the area possessing so many fun and exciting sites to explore, another reason the area is so attractive to tourists is the Mediterranean climate that features warm summers and moderate winters. More Facts About the Area The Shasta Lake area originally started out as five separate communities that eventually were incorporated into one city. These five communities include Toyon, Pine Grove, Central Valley, Project City, and Summit City. The communities came together as one city shortly after construction of the Shasta Dam was completed in 1938. Fun and Interesting Sites to See (1.) Shasta Dam is the most popular tourist spot in the area. The dam structure offers guided tours where visitors can learn about the unique history of the dam as well as how it operates. The lake itself also provides breathtaking scenery of snow capped mountains that can be viewed from onshore or in a boat floating on the waters. (2.) The Sacramento River Trail is another tourist hot spot for the Government Camp area. It's a US National Park Service designated trail that offers visitors a chance to walk, hike, or bike their way through beautiful scenery full of local flora and fauna. (3.) The Sundial Bridge is one of the most unique bridges in all of California State. The bridge is designated for pedestrians only and features glass floor tiling that lights up at night and creates a wonderful spectacle. Most noteworthy about the bridge, however, is that fact that it possesses a highly accurate sundial built into its design. The sundial feature juts into the sky on one side of the bridge.