About Magalia, California

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Magalia is an unincorporated community located in Butte County, California. It is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The community is located approximately 16 miles northeast of the city of Chico. The name “Magalia” is derived from the Latin word “magalia,” which means “huts” or “cottages.” In the 1850s, Magalia experienced a gold rush, attracting miners in search of riches. Today, the economy of Magalia is primarily based on retail, healthcare, and tourism. The community has a population of around 10,537 as of the 2024 census. Magalia has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The community is known for its natural beauty, surrounded by forests and offering scenic views of the nearby Butte Creek Canyon. Magalia is home to the historic Magalia Depot, a former railway station that played a significant role in the area’s transportation history. It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading in the surrounding areas. Magalia has several community parks, including Cedarwood Park and Magalia Community Park, which offer recreational facilities such as playgrounds and sports fields. Paradise Lake, located near Magalia, is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. The nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park offers opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring volcanic landscapes. The annual Magalia Day Parade and Celebration is a beloved community event, featuring floats, music, and local vendors. Magalia is within proximity to the Feather River Canyon, which offers opportunities for rafting, fishing, and camping.


Services we offer in Magalia :

E Waste Recycling
Hard Disk Destruction
Batteries Recycling
Fire Extinguisher Recycling

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