Slide Show – Diestelhorst Cabins


Redding historical photos of the Diestelhorst Auto Camp and cabins, built in the early 1920s by the Diestelhorst family, near Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento River.  A great flood in February 1940 wiped out the camp and cabins, and they were never rebuilt.


Randall R. Smith
Randy Smith is a retired physician, morphed into a full-time professional volunteer. He is a former member of the Redding Planning Commission and Cal-Tip Advisory Board. He is an active member and the founder of the Allied Stream Team of Rotary Club of Redding. He lives in Redding with his wife, Judy.
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2 Responses

  1. Randall R. Smith Randall R. Smith says:

    Thank you for publication of photographs from Shasta Historical Society. There is movement afoot to obtain official historical recognition for this site. Your coverage is important so that people understand this early and successful enterprise which helped begin the now well known motel/RV business.

    Viewers should also remember your previous coverage of recent discoveries on this property now belonging to City of Redding. Concrete pads, showers, a wonderful well and huge trees are part of the present scene from this bygone business.

    People with memory of the functioning resort are encouraged to make contact. Your help in obtaining improved understanding of what was here it very much appreciated.

  2. Avatar Janelle says:

    It is wonderful sharing the history of our town. The historical society has so many wonderful photos. The Diestelhorst auto camp and bridge are some of my favorites. I have a bed and brekafast on Riverside drive, and I've placed photos of the bridge and auto camp in our living room. I purchased them from the Historical Society, it is very fun sharing them with guests from out of town. Tourism has always been an important business in our community. Thank you I look forward to seeing more.