Redding is located in Shasta County, of which it is the county seat, north of Sacramento between Dunsmuir and Red Bluff along Interstate 5 on the banks of the McCloud River near Shasta Lake and Whiskeytown Lake.
The City of Redding is situated in the center of California's most pristine recreation area and has all the conveniences of a modern city. Redding is near the majestic Sacramento River that makes its way through the city from the heavily forested and snow-capped mountains that surround this beautiful city. Less than an hour's drive from Redding, are lakes, waterfalls, State and National Parks, museums and gold rush ruins.
There is also a Redding, Connecticut.
Redding is part of the Redding, California metro area.