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Most Recent Klamath National Forest Camping Reviews
Bring your own coziness

Very nice and tucked away lookout tower facing the castle crags mountains. Lots of flying bugs and high vegetation area. Nice fire pit and picnic table. Bring all your gear. There is absolutely nothing around but what you bring in. Totally off the grid. Oh yeah there is a cell tower that gives you 5 BARS. Live streaming no problem.

Beautiful Forested Campsite Right off I5!

Perfect pit stop halfway between LA and Portland. Love staying near Shasta Mtn at this well maintained campsite with showers firewood and views of Shasta and the crags! Worth the lil drive and hike up to the view point. $25 per night for basic with pit and table.

Large sites and few campers

We camped in off season (Oct) so very few campers and many of the sites were open.

This was just a lay over/crash for the night site for us but it got the job done.

I do not recall what site we chose but we did have a fire ring and picnic table.

Flush toilets that were marginally clean.

McBride Springs Campground

When I'm up in Mt. Shasta this is where I camp. It's easy for both vanlife and tent camping as well as car camping. 

I hesitate to tell anyone about this place because it's one of the less expensive campgrounds in the state, has a group camp, and the sites are far enough apart to offer some privacy. It's very basic. No showers. But there are vault toilets. The running water comes down the mountain in the form of a creek, and there is a water pump at the well for those who would rather not test their constitution with the stream. 

The elevation is not as high as Panther Meadows and the access to the camp at McBride is easier.

Deer wander through the campground and sometimes visit the tents.

Bring everything you need or plan on running into town (about seven miles) to go shopping or out for meals. It's about another seven or eight miles to the Old Ski Bowl trail head where both campers and locals gather to watch the sun rise or set over the mountains.


Beautiful, serene, peaceful. Drive up isnt for the faint of heart though. But well worth the trek up.

Just ok

This place seemed pretty dated. Pot holes & speed bumps were harsh pulling trailer around. Pool was cold. Washers & dryers were garbage. Did have full hookups & spots were big. Lots of trees around. Would be nice if you have a boat with the boat launch right there.

Beautiful spot

This campground is situated near the Trinity Alps surrounded by beautiful mountains next to the Trinity River. It's a pretty amazing location. The campground itself is wooded and very pretty. The costs $10 like most other rustic campgrounds in the area.

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Basic and beautiful

This is your classic National Forest campground. It's large, there are 16 sites. at least two maybe three can be strung together as a group site. It's in the middle of nowhere which is a huge plus for some but no stores nearby if you forgot something. The amazing feature of this campground is the Trinity River running right past half of the campsites and access to the stunning mountains on all sides. As usual there are pit toilets and each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

Beautiful campground . Clean fire pits, plenty of space and privacy.

15$ per night. Big spaces. Trail to a gorgeous swimming hole. Water is very cold though. Rope swing. Lots of kids at swimming hole!  No hookups. Very close to McCloud Falls. Great hiking. Epic views

Beautiful Lake/Campground

The lake is beautiful! Perfect swimming temperature. Lots of fish from Bass, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout. It's surprisingly clear too. The campground was very clean, there are 23 campsites. Each one has a USFS fire pit and a USFS water bucket for your fire. The site sizes are great for tent camping and trailer. Not much for firewood though. If you drive down the road a mile or so and just walk into the woods a little ways, you can find a bunch of decent firewood. Lots of shade and sun in most of the campsites. There are 4 pit toilets that they keep pretty clean. They also have drinkable water that comes from a spring at the top of the nearby mountain. There is a 1.5 mile hike around the lake that is completely paved. I took my wife and kids there for a few days and everybody loved it. We will definitely be back.