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Places to Camp near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Whiskeytown National Recreation Area campgrounds just for you. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, CA (203)

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

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

    5 Reviews
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    52 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

    Peltier Bridge is a tent-only campground. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, a large bear-resistant storage locker, a metal fire pit with a swing-arm barbecue grill, and a lamp pole. The campsites share two vault toilets. For campsites 1, 2 and 3, park and walk approximately 25-35 feet to your site. Drinking water and electricity are not available. Due to a small parking area, towing vehicles is prohibited in this campground. This includes vehicles towing trailers and fifth wheels and vehicles towing pop-up campers. Motorhomes are not allowed in this campground. No overflow parking is available.

    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.

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

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    $20 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Beehive Point Shoreline Campground

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    Beehive Point Shoreline Campground

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    Sugarloaf, California

    There are no permanent facilities at Beehive shoreline campground. Portable restrooms and trash receptacles are provided during the peak operating season.

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    • Tents
    • Group
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

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    Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

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    95 Saves
    Whiskeytown, California

    Oak Bottom Campground is the only campground within the boundaries of Whiskeytown NRA that are located on the shores of Whiskeytown Lake. The campground is operated by a concessionaire and is open year-round. 92 sites available, there is one ADA accessible site. Seasonal coin operated showers are available within walking distance at Oak Bottom Beach.

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    • Reservable
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  4. Camper-submitted photo from Brandy Creek RV Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

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    Brandy Creek RV Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area

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    33 Saves
    Whiskeytown, California

    ALERT: Campground temporarily closed due to Carr Fire.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Picnic Table

    $20 / night

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    Boulder Creek RV Redding

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    Shasta Lake, California

    Boulder Creek RV Resort is open year-round & located just outside the beautiful community of Redding, California. Located right off of I-5, just 15 minutes from Lake Shasta. Our Resort offers everything one could want in a pleasurable stay; From the tranquil setting, the meticulously landscaped grounds to our inviting pool area and fitness center. We are constantly striving to maintain and upgrade our amenities!

    Our park is quiet, nicely wooded with oak and maple trees. We pride ourselves on cleanliness, safety, responsiveness and integrity which ultimately ensures our guests a wonderful stay at Boulder Creek. The Resort is ideally located with quick access to shopping and outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, golf, cycling, skiing, boating, sightseeing and more.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $50 - $70 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort

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    Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort

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    41 Saves
    Lewiston, California
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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Hayward Flat

    6 Reviews
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    82 Saves
    Trinity Center, California

    Overview

    Hayward Flat is one of the most popular campgrounds on Trinity Lake, offering excellent lake access and plenty of shade from Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. Located on one of the best arms of the lake for water skiing, Hayward is favored by visitors interested in water sports. Relics from the area's Placer mining history are scattered throughout the campground, with interpretive signs providing explanations.

    Recreation

    A boat ramp and marina are located 3 miles away, but mooring may be available at the campground. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Anglers can fish for catfish, as well as a variety of bass, trout and salmon.

    Facilities

    The 98-unit family campground is comprised of 5 loops. The Dogwood and Elderberry loops provide lake views and informal mooring for boats. Every campsite has a paved spur, table and campfire ring. Most campsites also provide a bear-proof food storage locker. Additional amenities include flush toilets and drinking water. The site also offers an amphitheater with educational interpretive programs offered seasonally. Program dates and times will be posted at the campground.

    Natural Features

    The Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape ranging from 1,000 to 14,162 feet. The 2.1 million acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers. Trinity Lake sits at an elevation of 2,370 feet and is surrounded by the Trinity Alps. Black bears are frequently spotted in the area, as well as bobcats, mountain lions and a variety of bird species.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Weaverville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This former mining town offers restaurants, shopping and self-guided walking tours.

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    $23 / night

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    Mountain Gate RV Park

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    Shasta Lake, California

    Mountain Gate RV Park and Cabins is located in the foothills of The Shasta Cascades near magnificent Lake Shasta and the City of Redding.

    It boasts one of the most pristine, friendly, full service parks in Northern California. We are just a few miles from Lake Shasta and Redding -providing for all your big-city needs. Your recreational needs and wants while away from the hustle and bustle of the city will be all around you.

    We are a safe, secure park, surrounded by woods and grasslands.

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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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  10. Camper-submitted photo from Sacramento River RV Park

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    Sacramento River RV Park

    5 Reviews
    19 Saves
    Anderson, California
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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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