Located in scenic Northeastern California, Susanville is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,255 ft.
It is part of Lassen County, which has a population of 34,000 with Susanville itself accounting for about 17,500 residents.
Susanville is surrounded by mountains and is in a valley of open agricultural areas, cattle ranches, forests, and lakes.
Most of Susanville is classified as a Historical California town – in fact, it is established in 1854, the second oldest town in the western Great Basin. There are numerous historic buildings and landmarks in the area, including Roop's Fort, built in 1845. You will also find murual on various downtown walls are murals depicting the founding, development and growth of Susanville.
The mild climate in this portion of Northern California mixed with ample streams, lakes and reservoirs make this is an angler's paradise. Fishing for trout, catfish and bass is a favorite pastime in Susanville, and skiing, hiking, camping, and golfing are also available and popular.