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Mediocre Campground in a Unique Park

This review is specific to the Juniper Lake Campground. There is no water available and no separation between sites. It is high elevation and dry so the landscape is sparse. There is a very cold lake that is lovely. Canoes and row boats available for rent. This campground would be great for RVs if you don’t require any hookups or amenities. There are other campgrounds at lower elevation that have running water and firewood available. The park itself has incredible geothermic features. The visitor center is not to be missed.

Surreal Waterfall

This is a very large campground outside of Lassens, if you are deterred by the size of the campground you are making a mistake! We got an excellent site right next to the cliff with plenty of privacy. The waterfall is amazing and theres an awesome little lake nearby too!

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.

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.

Great campsite

Spacious campsites with soft dirt/gravel that makes tent camping pretty comfy. Bathrooms were in good shape. The camp store is a close walk and has everything you would need. Stunning views of Lassen Peak from the lake.

Love this campground!

At only $16 a night this is a nice campground in Lassen National Park. Pretty standard, all the normal stuff like picnic tables and fire rings. Cool to find thu-hikers from the pct out wandering in the park. Subway cave is across the street and really cool to explore.

One of our favorite spots

Beehive point offers camping right on the waters of Shasta Lake and has absolutely amazing views. We have been up there a few times and it has rarely been busy. Depending on the water level real estate on the beach can get tight, but there are spots off the beach that are wooded. You can tent camp or bring your travel trailer. The entrance is a little rutted so if you bring a trailer just be cautious. the beach has a ton of drift wood for fires, we have yet to bring our own. There are some small stores and boat launches near by.

Very clean

I am a bit picky where we stay when it comes to camping. This place is top notch, the staff is friendly. The facilities are clean and laundry rooms were cleab as well. Very family friendly!! Easy access of highway 3

It was very pleasant

There is a state rec area for day use only. However, there is also a quant trailer park/ campground right behind it. If your looking for a good place to shack up for the night I would highly recommend this place. I parked there with a RTT on my truck and had a few łocals asking me about it. There is plenty of shade as well as a park to be at during the day time. There was a $25-37 overnight fee and showers. For extended stay I’m sure there’s negotiating room. Also SHOWERS!!!

Small and cozy campground on the north shore of Lake Britton

This campground is situated on the north shore of Lake Britton, CA. directly across the lake from the McArthur-Burney Falls campground. It offers 30 campsites, many with a view of the lake, and has coin-operated showers and vault toilets available in the campground. A camp supervisor/host is on site. All camp sites have fire rings and picnic tables but no food lockers. For boaters there is lake access and room for anchoring at the shore. The fishing here is a short walk to the shore and there is a small swimming area as well. There are no RV hookups present.

Nice sites along the creek.

Nice little no fee campground run by the U.S. Forest Service.  Sites are fairly well spread out so you are not on top of your neighbor.  We stayed for 3 nights and the campground was never full and most people were just staying 1 night.  All the sites are along the creek and deer came through our camp.  The only draw back is the toilets are not well maintained, make sure you bring your own toilet paper.

Friendly place

Love this place. We visit the store across the road friendly guy. Mosquito heaven though. The water hole is great when it’s high tide. The sites are very close together

Very quiet, close to lots of fishing

This is a great little mom and pop rv campground. There are tent sites away from the rv part, but we never checked that area out. The rv spots are very clean, and even though they’re close together with no privacy it was an amazingly quiet park. The park is about 1/4 full time residents, 1/4 permanent vacation spots that people keep trailers at and visit from time to time and the other half is campers. We stayed for a week and became buddies with the camp host Craig who gave us great fishing tips for the area and had some great conversation with as well. The owners were very nice and run a tight ship. The rv spots are full hook up with nice green grass, no cable but ok Verizon signal and we got a few local channels on the tv antenna. They have a nice little store and a fish cleaning stand. We fished Lewiston lake less than 10 min. away and Whiskeytown Lake about 20-25 min. away with great luck. The little town of Lewiston is pretty cool and a 5 min walk from the campground as well is the trinity river. We will definitely be back.

Something for everyone

This campground is super popular, so you will most likely need a reservation in advance. But it’s so worth it! The waterfalls are breathtaking, the lake is refreshing and the campground itself is relaxing and peaceful. The sites aren’t super cramped, there is a general store, clean facilities, and even cool cabins if that’s your thing. We’ve been in July and late fall and both times were spectacular.

Mirror lake

California Hidden gems.

Hidden treasure!

This was a basic dry campground with nothing but clean vault toilets but we had a great time. The sites are pretty private and most overlook the creek. We were the only people on our loop. Our site had a trail down to the water for hiking and fishing. We listened to the sounds of the creek all night long. We would definitely return here!

Family Camping

Great campsites, wide open spaces available for families. Will camp here again

Solid Campground

We camped here in July and it was definitely hot, but cooled down at night. The campsite we had (#20) was great. Pretty large campsite, flat with picnic bench, fire pit, and large bear box. The night we stayed the campground was pretty vacant and tons of spots to choose from. Even though it's right on the water, you can't actually see the water or access from the campsites. At night, it was a little tough to fall asleep with trains running next to the campground and the highway noise, but other than heat and noise, we enjoyed it. The manzanitas are beautiful and campground was well kept up.

Very Nice

We stayed one night in our 40' motorhome. Easy to make reservations. Easy check in and they even led us to our spot and guided us in. Nice big sites. Great place, we will stay there again.

Family camp out

The campground was beautiful with easy access to the lake and spacious sites that easily fit our large family. This campground was also pet friendly and welcoming to our dogs as well.Our only complaints were that there was no lightning in the bathroom and the quiet hours were not enforced as we were woken up by loud partying well after 2 am.

Beautiful & Peaceful

We arrived late at night and it was a little difficult to find at first but it was a gorgeous sight when we woke up right on the waterfront. There is a boat launch area and it is right under a train bridge so don’t be alarmed when you hear a train go by at night! There was also one port-a-potty on sight, no other facilities.

Quick get away

Deer creek river is easily accessible from all the camp spots. Nice condition with fire pits and tables. No spots are directly on the river so theres no intrusion through other camp spots with people in them. Fills up fast on weekends. The pit toilets near the entrance is really low which is great for smaller children.

Clean and well run

We spent a full week here and enjoyed it immensely.  Our tent site was large and spacious and even when full, the campground was quiet and peaceful. The hosts were very attentive to the needs of everyone staying there.  We had one night during which a nearby, private property had some dogs that barked all night.  We reported this concern the next morning, after which the hosts contacted the neighboring individuals and the dogs were quite for the remainder of our stay.  The bathrooms and showers were always clean and well maintained.  We will definitely stay there again.

Great sites! Family friendly

Found the camp and sites easily right off the highway across from the Subway Cave. Visited for the night with my oldest son’s Boy Scout troop, troop 16. Tent sites were flat and free of major debris and rocks. Fire ring was put to good use. The Camp Host, Gary was very friendly and introduced himself and offered to help in any way he could. We also enjoyed a very entertaining magic show by one of the camps frequent guest, Clancy. Flush toilets were clean and well stocked, minus hand soap or sanitizer. It was an easy walk from the site to the subway cave lava tube, which was the destination for the quick trip, is not to be missed. We neglected to bring fishing poles by observed many anglers returning with trout for their camp fires. Park Rangers we’re friendly and inviting.

Will return again!

Well maintained and beautiful area!

This was a perfectly placed campground near the McCloud Falls, which are definitely recommended if you stay at the campground. Also, go to Clear Waters coffee and the adventure business next door, we had a great lunch and coffee at the cafe before heading north.

Not our speed, but well maintained

We came thru at a time that little OHV traffic was in the area, but it clearly gets busy at this site. Hosts were excellent and helpful, and there is a wonderful trail nearby for bikes. Not being a fan of OHV noise, I would recommend some of the dispersed camping in the area for those that go to nature to avoid the noise of their neighbors.

Stunning area!

After reading another review from a backpacker we decided to dispersed camp near the Castle Lake Campground. The campsites themselves are nice with and offer fire rings, but there are few sites to use. The Lake is a trailhead for an amazing hike that is quite popular, so expect some traffic. The view is top notch of both Castle Lake and Mt Shasta

amazing view

we cant wait to come back again. the crags are beautiful!


the falls are amazing. i love the temperature difference you can experience when you hike to the bottom of the falls. looking forward to going again.