Old Station is a small unincorporated town in Shasta County, California, United States. It is located 13 miles (21 km) north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, directly in between Redding and Susanville. The population is approximately 250. The ZIP code in Old Station is 96071 and the area code 530.
Old Station was once a stagecoach stop on the trail from Sacramento to Yreka in 1857. It was also a temporary military post while soldiers patrolled the stage road. Old Station also sits on an alternate route of the historic Nobles Immigrant Trail to California that was used by gold seekers around 1852. It now has mostly traveler services including 1 gas station, 3 general stores, a restaurant, and many campgrounds. It is the southern gateway to the Hat Creek Recreation Area. It is home to Subway Cave, the largest lava tube formed by the local lava eruption from vents near Old Station. There is a two mile Spatter Cone trail that leads from a United States Forrest Service trailhead just off Highway 89/44.
In the state legislature Old Station is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Old Station is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.