"Good place to fish"
I wish I could give this really great and Lengthy review of McCloud, since it is where I was born and raised in my youth, but unfortunately I can't now. Once a place that thrived from the lumber mill that occupied the edge of the town, now gone and with it the very heart of McCloud. A ghost town. Most of the families that once remained are now gone, having moved off and only the older retired folks remain. How anything manages to stay in business around there is beyond me, unless its the tourism that keeps it going, which I don't know what there would be to tour. There are only a few buildings on its main street, a post office, gas station, hardware store, a lodge and small grocery store with outrageous prices. Heading down the squaw valley road, there is a golf course and cemetery. Keep going further down the road and you will come to McCloud lake. The fishing is great. No fee to park or launch your boat (at least you didn't have to from last I noticed when I was there). Its not a very big lake, but the water is so clean and clear you can see quite a ways down before it starts to get deeper the further in the middle you get. My favorite fishing spot was over by the dam or by star city campground, a great place to camp by the way and once again, free. I remember putting up many good fights with huge German Browns or even Rainbow trout's. Aw yes, the memories.