Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Area
A good example of dry and wet high elevation meadows is the Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Special Interest Area that is 290 acres. Alongside the Forest Service road 46N09 about 1.6 miles northeast of the Martins Dairy campground you can access a dry meadow area of The Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Special Interest Area. Here you can find a description of the botanical special interest area with an interpretive sign. You will be able to find wet meadow portions of The Little Shasta Meadow Botanical Special Interest Area at Burnt Camp which is 0.2 miles off of the main paved road on Forest Service Road 46N06. The Burnt Camp borders a larger meadow where Shovel Creek flows along the south west edge. The plants that you will find in Burnt Camp range from many conifer species to several stands of quaking aspen. The wet and dry meadow areas have so much native wildflowers that are at their peak in mid-July.
Photo Credit: United States Department of Agriculture