Paskenta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California. Paskenta is said to be an 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. Paskenta sits at an elevation of 725 feet (221 m). The 2010 United States census reported Paskenta's population was 112.
Within Paskenta, there is a store for gas and food also called "Paskenta". It is being reconstructed.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.