Paskenta is an unincorporated town located in south-western Tehama County, California. Paskenta is the Indian term for "under the bank". Historically, it had greater local importance due to the presence of an active lumber mill. The ZIP Code is 96074. The community is inside area code 530.
In the state legislature Paskenta is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Paskenta is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.