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Top Tent Camping near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Are you planning a tent camping trip to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area? We've got you covered. Find the best information on tent camping near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, including sites, reviews, and tips for getting the most out of your camping experience. Each tent campsite offers quick access to one or more of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's most popular destinations.

Best Tent Camping Sites Near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, CA (163)

    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

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

    5 Reviews
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    53 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.

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

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Bottom Tent Campground — Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
    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

    5 Reviews
    16 Photos
    96 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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    Camper-submitted photo from Beehive Point Shoreline Campground
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    Beehive Point Shoreline Campground

    6 Reviews
    21 Photos
    125 Saves
    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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    • Group
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    Camper-submitted photo from Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort
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    Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort

    4 Reviews
    17 Photos
    41 Saves
    Lewiston, California
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Hayward Flat
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    Hayward Flat

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    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

    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.

    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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    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $23 / night

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    Mountain Gate RV Park

    4 Reviews
    25 Photos
    1 Save
    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary Smith Campground
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      Sacramento River RV Park

      5 Reviews
      20 Saves
      Anderson, California
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      • Electric Hookups
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      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
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      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort

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      Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort

      29 Reviews
      47 Photos
      307 Saves
      Mount Shasta, California

      Welcome to Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, located on the SW side of Lake Siskiyou, with panoramic views of Mt Shasta and the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Enjoy quiet fishing moments on the dock, quality family time on the lake, or kick back and relax on your cabin deck, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the great outdoors.

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      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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