Shingletown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 2,283 at the 2010 census, up from 2,222 at the 2000 census.
Shingletown is a small town located along California State Route 44 in the hills just below Mount Lassen. Shingletown has a history of logging large timber, including pine, fir and cedar. It is also known as "The Gateway to Lassen".
Shingletown was originally named Shingle Camp, for the workers who cut roofing slats from timber to supply miners during the Gold Rush era.
Shingletown is located at 40°29′46″N 121°51′49″W (40.496033, -121.863657) in Northern California, near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64 km2), of which 24.7 square miles (64 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.28%) is water.
The forests around Shingletown are home to the Shasta clarkia a rare subspecies of Clarkia borealis, a flowering plant in the evening primrose family.
As of 2019, the state of California classifies the entire population of Shingletown as living in a "Very High fire Hazard Severity Zone". Cal Fire plans to trim 1,124 acres of vegetation along Highway 44, the main road through the town, as the highest priority fire safety project in the state.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Shingletown had a population of 2,283.