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87 Reviews of 24 Big Springs, California Campgrounds

Lori T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Great Stay

There are four campgrounds in very close proximity to each other in the Medicine Lake Recreation Area. We drive through the first two (Hemlock and A H Hogue) and didn’t see a site that suited us. The third campground is Medicine Campground and it seemed a little more spacious, so we chose a site…

Site29
Month of VisitJuly
Lori T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Quiet camp

We spent one night a Cattle Camp and enjoyed the stopover. The campground was empty compared to Fowler’s just down the road. Lots of space between sites, plenty of shade, and rather level. You can access the McCloud River trail from Camp which gave us the chance to stretch our legs and wear out…

  • Site #13
  • Along the River Trail that you can access from camp.
Site13
Month of VisitJuly
Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Loud and Poopy

Not far from Ashland and right past the Hyatt Lake Resort are some dispersed spots on BLM land near the lake. The lake level is very low so at this time you could drive quite close to it but it gets really muddy so watch out because it looks grassy and deceivingly dry. 

There is road noise but…

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Month of VisitJune
Jessica M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Surprising attraction this year

This lake is empty now (2021) and it’s a nice surprise to cross the barren lake bottom to see many different terrains. Would be a nice discovery trip for kids finding lake bottom treasures. There are many active bugs here too, for the entomologist in you. It’s a well maintained and healthy forest…

  • Y loop full hook up
  • neighboring site
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SiteY54 & Y40
Month of VisitJune
Rosie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Clean bathrooms

The spot I was in was small and nestled in a grove of aspen trees. The bear locker was well maintained and the fire ring was double walled. There were flush toilets with working lights and the tent pad was level.

Its a short drive to some great hikes, but the campground itself was too busy and…

Site12
Month of VisitJune
Karen T.
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

a lovely area

  • dispersed camping
  • no amenities
  • a beautiful open field with the woods in the back and Trinity lake in the front
  • you could camp in the open field or in the woods
  • woods area
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Month of VisitJune
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Awesome!

I can’t say enough good things about this campground. Fowler’s was 100% full but as of later on a Thursday in mid-May here we have an entire loop to ourselves. Rain/showers were in some forecasts so some may have cancelled trips. Sites are much larger & more spread out than Fowler’s. Only…

Month of VisitJune
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 18, 2021

Cheap campground near shasta

There are 14 camp grounds. About 7/8 have bear bins. There is no water right now because the spring/well is dried up)-: there are fire rings on about 1/2 the camp cites. Bathrooms are close but, kinda gross. Nice shade and trees to slack line. No camp host so but fire wood and in town. Very close…

Site5
Month of VisitJune
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Great campground very close to lake Shasta

Large campground it has 14 sites. A few of the sites are double sites pretty huge for 2 groups. The water is low right now (may 2021) but, normally it would be walking distance to the water even a few 100 feet. There is clean bathrooms, water, bear bins, and fire rings as well as trash cans! The…

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Month of VisitJune
Greg B.
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

A Beautiful Place to Stop...

Stopped here after being blocked several times by snow as I tried to get to Medicine Lake.  Great USFS campground, didn't hear anyone using generators, and everyone walking the nearby paved trails were so friendly.  A quick walk to the lower falls revealed fisherpeeps & kayakers in harmony. …

  • Some thrill-seekers going over the falls
  • My camp for the night.....wonderful spot
  • A winter of downed wood ready for a summer of camping.
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Month of VisitJune
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Nice camp ground on water

Walking distance to the water. Lots of obsidian with just a short walk. Very beautiful and secluded. Not many people and camp spots are located very far apart. Highly recommend. Nice star viewing.

Month of VisitJuly
Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Nice camp ground on the water

Very nice clean water. Camped right next to the water. The site is very busy get there early.

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Month of VisitJuly
C
Reviewed May. 5, 2021

The perfect camp

We stayed in early May so it was chilly but during the day was 70’s so we got in the river and washed off. We stayed at the one site on the left before you cross the bridge and we didn’t see anyone all day or night. Plenty of flat ground and trees for hammocks. Walk just a couple feet right down to…

Month of VisitJune
Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Beautiful Area!

We were headed to this campground but the last 1/3 mile was blocked by gate and snow covered road so we ended up staying in the large parking area which was actually not bad and we stayed 3 nights.  Website indicates campground is temporarily closed.

Signs stated that a permit is needed to…

  • campsites are tucked away
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Siteparking lot
Month of VisitJune
b
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

Great option when Fowler’s is full!!

was super impressed by this one. got in later than expected and fowler’s was full, cattle camp did not disappoint. short drive or medium walk to a cold shasta swimming hole, nice trails, some highway buzz but nothing too bothersome.

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