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About Red Fir Flat Group Campground
Red Fir Flat Group Campground is located on the southern slope of Mt. Shasta at 6,400 feet in elevation. Snowpack in this location may extend into late June on heavy snow years, and usually sees late season snowfall in early November, possibly October. It is a popular site for meditation/retreat groups. Natural Features: The campground is situated in an old growth forest of Shasta red fir. The forest provides plenty of shade and has open sunny spots as well. There is no view of the upper mountain from this location; however, views to the west and south include the Trinity Alps, Mount Eddy, and Castle Crags. Recreation: Most visitors enjoy the peace and solitude of the forest setting. Several hiking trails are located nearby, including the trail to the historic stone cabin at timberline owned and operated by the Sierra Club Foundation. Also within a few miles are Upper and Lower Panther Meadows, the access trail to South Gate Meadows and the trail to Gray Butte. Facilities: Facilities include several picnic tables, an established fire ring, and vault toilet. Limited garbage service is provided and visitors are asked to pack out what they can. There is no water at this site; please bring your own. Campfires are allowed with a California Campfire Permit. Gathering of dead and down firewood is allowed. Nearby Attractions: The area offers hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and climbing routes to the summit of Mt. Shasta. Mt. Shasta City is 10 miles away and provides full services including grocery stores and restaurants. ACTIVITIES Hiking Visitor Center: Ranger Station
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Red Fir Flat Group Campground is located in California
41.344 N
-122.253 W
Get Directions
From Interstate 5, take exit number 738. Head east through the town of Mt. Shasta on Lake Street. Lake Street becomes the Everitt Memorial Highway as it ascends the mountain. At about milepost 9, look for the campground entrance sign on the left.
1 Review of Red Fir Flat Group Campground
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Great campsite for summit attempts

I stayed at this campsite the night before my group and I climbed up to Helen Lake to setup basecamp. I got to the trailhead around 3:30 and hung out around the area. The rangers are amazing, super friendly and offer a lot of information about the climb. There are campsites all over the place, but I stayed in my car so I don't have any information about the sites themselves. You have unreal views of Mt Shasta and when I was there the gate was locked to go up to Old Ski Bowl so I took my bike to go check it out. It was super cool!