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Best Tent Sites Near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA (57)

    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

    1.

    Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

    6 Reviews
    15 Photos
    61 Saves
    Whiskeytown, California

    Overview

    This tent-only campground is located in the southeast corner of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 13.5 miles west of Redding, California, and three and a half hours north of Sacramento. Clear Creek flows past the campground, making it a popular spot for fly fishing. The camp is shaded by alders and large canyon live oaks. The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. The picturesque mountain setting and extensive forested backcountry offer ample opportunities for hiking and biking.

    Recreation

    During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and water skiing are popular on the 3,200 acre lake. Year round, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing and picnicking attract visitors. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate season.

    Facilities

    During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and water skiing are popular on the 3,200 acre lake. Year round, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing and picnicking attract visitors. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate season.

    Natural Features

    Tall trees providing cooling shade make Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground a relaxing retreat. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes.

    Nearby Attractions

    Brandy Creek Beach is located three and a half miles from the campground and features sandy beaches, a large swimming area, picnicking and barbecuing facilities. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are showers, a store with food and supplies and rentals of paddle boards and kayaks.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (530) 246-1225.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground

    2.

    Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground

    4 Reviews
    6 Photos
    36 Saves
    Bella Vista, California

    This facility is used on an "as needed basis" by the Shasta Recreation Company (Concessionaire to the Forest Service). There are 8 camping sites that can accomodate a trailer with an average max. size of 16'. All sites have a picnic table, campfire ring, and an unpaved parking spur.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Battle Creek Campground

    3.

    North Battle Creek Campground

    3 Reviews
    8 Photos
    26 Saves
    Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

    North Battle Creek Campground on the North Battle Creek Reservoir, is a scenic spot in Shasta County. Limited to non-motorized boating, the lake, at 5,600 feet in elevation, is an ideal place for canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Ten no-hookup sites for RVs or tents are available, as well as five walk-in tent sites. Booking a site with the online reservation is quick and easy. North Battle Creek Campground opens as weather permits. Potable water, fire rings, bear safe trash cans and a dirt boat ramp are available. Road is rough and high clearance vehicles are recommended.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from McCumber Reservoir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from McCumber Reservoir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from McCumber Reservoir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park

    5.

    Southwest Walk-in Campground — Lassen Volcanic National Park

    5 Reviews
    33 Photos
    56 Saves
    Mineral, California

    The Southwest Walk-in Campground is located on the east side of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area. A short walk along a paved walkway provides easy access to each site. When snow is on the ground (approximately Nov-May), the location of the Southwest Campground changes to an over-the-snow area south of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area. Winter camping registration is located at the fee booth located south of the parking area.

    • Tents
    • Market
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground

    6.

    Lower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    140 Saves
    Sugarloaf, California

    Open May 15- Sept 11 with services. Campground is open during the off season with no facilities, no fees, pack it in, pack it out.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Dispersed

    $15 / night

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      7.

      Greens Creek Boat-in Campground

      1 Review
      3 Saves
      Sugarloaf, California

      Greens Creek is one of four boat-access only campgrounds on Shasta lake. Located on the McCloud Arm of the lake, this facility is popular with those visitors who want to get away from the crowds. Whether or not the access is difficult varies depending on the current lake level. There are vault toilets and no piped water. This is a pack it in, pack it out facility.

      • Pets
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Jones Inlet Campground

      8.

      Jones Inlet Campground

      1 Review
      6 Photos
      5 Saves
      Bella Vista, California
      • Pets
      • ADA Access
      • Tents
      • Cabins
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Tent Cabin
      Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

      9.

      Sheep Camp Primitive Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

      1 Review
      5 Photos
      9 Saves
      Whiskeytown, California

      Overview

      This tent-only campground is located in the center of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 17 miles west of Redding, California, and three and a half hours north of Sacramento. Ponderosa pines and fir shade the campsites which have cliffside views of Brandy Creek. Nearby trails lead to a series of lovely waterfalls or into old-growth forest high on Shasta Bally Mountain. The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. The picturesque mountain setting and extensive forested backcountry offer ample opportunities for hiking and biking.

      Recreation

      During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and water skiing are popular on the 3,200 acre lake. Year round, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing and picnicking attract visitors. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate season.

      Facilities

      During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and water skiing are popular on the 3,200 acre lake. Year round, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing and picnicking attract visitors. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate season.

      Natural Features

      Tall pine and fir trees providing cooling shade make Sheep Camp Primitive Campground a relaxing retreat. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes.

      contact_info

      For facility specific information, please call (530) 246-1225.

      Nearby Attractions

      Brandy Creek Beach is located three and a half miles south of the campground and features sandy beaches, a large swimming area, picnicking and barbecuing facilities. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are showers, a store with food and supplies and rentals of paddle boards and kayaks.

      • Pets
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Trash
      • Picnic Table

      $20 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)
      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)
      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)
      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)
      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)
      Camper-submitted photo from Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)

      10.

      Black Rock Campground (Lassen NF)

      4 Reviews
      14 Photos
      199 Saves
      Mill Creek, California

      Black Rock Campground is a dispersed campground situated in the Oak Woodlands along Mill Creek. 6 sites are available for primitive dispersed camping. Grills and tables are provided at each of the 6 sites. Black Rock Campground is open year round.Black Rock Campground is located on the Northeast corner of the Ishi Wilderness. Hiking in the Ishi and along Mill Creek is wonderful and the fishing in Deer and Mill Creeks can be very rewarding.__Black Rock Campground is accessible via Highway__36 east from Red Bluff to__Ponderosa Way. Ponderosa Way is a dirt road, not recommended for RVs, that leads to the Ishi Wilderness.

      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Toilets
      • Alcohol
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