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BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 559

Off Roaders Love Chappie Shasta Area for Filming

The Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area near Redding continues to be a popular place for vehicle manufacturers to show off their products in commercials.

Most recently, Toyota and Cam Am were on site on the same day, film crews in tow, getting footage for upcoming TV spots.

OHVs cross a stream as cameras film the action
Can-AM side by side ATVs negotiate a hardened stream crossing as cameras roll.

More filming of OHV crossing a stream
Producers line up a shot as a Toyota FJ Cruiser prepares to cross the stream.

competing vehicles each head toward filming areas
An off-road traffic jam occurs as Can-Am ATVs and Toyotas move toward shooting locations.

Commercial filming is allowed on BLM-managed lands under a film permitting process coordinated by field offices.

The Chappie-Shasta OHV area, managed by the BLM Redding Field Office, offers 200 miles of roads and trails for off-road enthusiasts, and spectacular views of Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, and Mount Shasta. Camping is available near the staging area below Shasta Dam.

- Photos by Eric Coulter, Redding Field Office

- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District (December, 2012)

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Last updated: 12-03-2012