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Top Dispersed Camping near Klamath National Forest

21 Reviews

Searching for the perfect place to dispersed camp near Klamath National Forest? Dispersed camping means that no facilities or amenities are provided, so that you can truly disconnect and get back to nature. Each dispersed site offers quick access to one or more of Klamath National Forest's most popular destinations.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Klamath National Forest, CA (13)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from North Trinity Lake


    North Trinity Lake

    4 Reviews
    10 Photos
    297 Saves
    Trinity Center, California
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Mt. Shasta Area


    Mt. Shasta Area

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    89 Saves
    Castella, California

    Recreation on the unit centers on the two designated wilderness areas of Mount Shastaand Castle Crags. Dominating the landscape for several hundred miles in all directions, Mount Shasta looms 14,162 feet, a beautiful snow-cloaked massif, second only to Mount Rainier in height among the famous Cascade Range volcanoes. No trails lead up Mount Shasta, but trails provide access to the Wilderness and the foot of the mountain. The Wilderness shares its southern border with Castle Crags State Park. You'll find 27.8 miles of maintained trails starting from nine trailheads. The Pacific Crest Trail rambles for 19 miles through the area. Most of the National Forest lands on the Mt. Shasta district are open for dispersed camping. Remember, most dispersed sites will be affected by campfire restrictions starting sometime in July. When restrictions are in effect, you may still operate a gas stove and/or a gas-only barbeque with a valid campfire permit. Wood fires and charcoal barbeques are strictly prohibited. Please use proper sanitation methods for human waste, pack out all of your garbage, and leave no trace of your stay. Current list of Road Closures, Campground & Trail information.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Dispersed
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Castle Lake Campground
  4. Camper-submitted photo from N 45 Rd Dispersed Area


    N 45 Rd Dispersed Area

    2 Reviews
    18 Photos
    28 Saves
    Mount Shasta, California

    Please check for fire restrictions before you go. Campfire permits are required to have a campfire or stove at a dispersed site. Campfire permits are available online at

    Generally, dispersed camping is allowed outside of developed sites within the forest unless otherwise posted. One exception to this is Lewiston Lake. Camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of the high water mark with no exceptions. Other exceptions are the Mt. Shasta plantations area and McCloud River Loop.

    Please call ahead to offices for current fire restriction and road information. Potable water, toilets, and other amenities are not available. Be sure to bring adequate water or be prepared to purify natural water sources before drinking. Camp at least 200 feet from springs, water, meadows, trails and roads. Camp at least a quarter-mile from designated campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, private property and state highways. If you brought it in with you, then remember to take it out when you leave (Pack It In/Pack It Out).

    • Pets
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Firewood Available
    • WiFi
    • Alcohol
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Beehive Point Shoreline


    Beehive Point Shoreline

    3 Reviews
    11 Photos
    99 Saves
    Sugarloaf, California
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Gumboot Campground
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Cline Gulch BLM Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Sand Flat Wild Camping
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Upper Sand Flat
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Shasta Nordic Center

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