Siskiyou Lodge No. 297

Making true friends,
improving ourselves, having an impact

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Mission and Our Lodge

Nested at the base of the Majestic Mount Shasta is the city of Mt. Shasta, CA. This is home of Siskiyou Lodge No. 297, Free and Accepted Mason of California, with members from the surrounding towns of Mt. Shasta.  White Pine No. 555 was founded in February 1923, Mt. Shasta, Sisson No. 310 in October 1892, McCloud No. 430 in May 1912, and Dunsmuir No. 297 in 1889. After world War II, there were over a thousand Masons in Siskiyou County, today there are approximately 200. As a result, many of these lodges have now merged. McCloud No. 430 affiliated with Dunsmuir No. 297 in 1985. Weed White Pine No. 555 affiliated with Mount Shasta, Sisson No. 310 in 1988 and became Sisson-White Pine No. 310. In September of 1999, Dunsmuir No. 297 affiliated with Sisson-White Pine No. 310 and became Siskiyou Lodge No. 297.

Lodge meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month.  Temple board meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and are followed by a social dinner at 6:00 p.m. All Mason and their Wives are welcome. Dinner is $8.00 plus a $2.00 donation to the Junior Warden Fund. Lodge Meeting is at 7:00 p.m.

For more information please contact our Secretary John Murphy  at  (530) 938-1886 or email him. You may also contact Master Leo G. Sartor PM at (530) 722-7701 or email him.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Siskiyou Lodge No. 297, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

Join Us

If you are interested in becoming a Mason, drop our Secretary a line.                                                                                                  


Siskiyou Masonic Lodge
629 Alder St
Mt. Shasta, Ca. 96067
(530) 938-1886


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