Paskenta is a small rural town west of Corning, CA. It was once a logging town for the nearby range of mountains. Paskenta was originally inhabited by a tribe of Nomlaki people who are now part of the federally-recognized Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.The modern settlement was founded by Americans of European origin ca. 1860.A post office has been in operation there since 1872. The Paskenta Ranchería was established between 1906 and 1909 and is home to the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.