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Mendocino National Forest Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area

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USDA Forest Service

The sparkling Sacramento River bisects 488 acres of riparian forest, flowering grasslands, wetlands, and oak woodlands providing very diverse Naturewatch experiences. Visitor facilities are closed.

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DMN D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2023

Good for passing through

I stay here a lot as I pass through. Every single time there has been a methhead staying who is a ranting and raving lunatic dropping f-bombs this and m-fer that for the whole campground to hear. If they stopped taking cash it would fix a lot of problems separating vagrants from true nomads.

Month of VisitMarch
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2022

Great spot of passing through

This is a great spot close, but not too close to the highway. About 5-7 drive off the highway right next to the Sacramento River. There were about 20-25 sites that need to be booked online. It was full when we went, but we were able to boondock in the fisherman’s boat loading area w/out issue.

Month of VisitApril
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2021

Great Quiet Campground

This is a gem in Red Bluff. CA. You are minutes from I-5 but it is impossible to hear the traffic. Right on the Sacramento River and the skies are remarkably dark.

We paid $8 per night for a site with our Interagency Senior Pass, no hookups. There are some sites with water and electric for $25 or $12.50 with pass. No sewer dump available.

I did not use the showers or bathrooms. Quarters required for a hot shower. Husband says bathroom was clean.

Beautiful old sycamore trees give this park lots of shade in the hotter months and provide a peaceful setting even in the winter months.

It is only about an hour to Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at Lassen NP.

In November when we stayed, there were maybe four or five other campers.

We would definitely return when we are driving thru.

Month of VisitDecember


Mendocino National Forest Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area is located in California

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Arriving from the North on I-5 Take the CA-36/Antelope Blvd exit toward Central Red Bluff/CA-99. Turn Left onto CA-36/Antelope Blvd. Turn right onto Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale lane. Arriving from the South on I-5 Take the exit for Central Red Bluff/Antelope Blvd/Hwy 36. Turn Right onto Antelope Blvd. Turn right on Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane. Arriving from Chico on CA-99 Continue onto State Hwy 36W/Antelope Blvd. Turn Left on Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale lane.


40.15563869 N
122.20261055 W

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