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If you enjoy the austere splendor of Northern California, with the vast grassy expanses dotted with copses of oaks, these campgrounds near Redding & Chico should be on your must-see list. Mountain lakes, winding roads, and hiking, biking, and wakeboarding await you at these unforgettable sites. Keep reading to find out more:

The Best Campgrounds near Redding & Chico

1. Battle Creek Campground

Battle Creek flowing through a landscape with hills in the background.

Image from the Dyrt camper J. Lynn J.

A little over an hour from Redding and Chico, Battle Creek is near Lassen Volcanic National Park. It’s a rustic park next to a creek with basic amenities, like vault and flush toilets, water, and fire rings, but not much else. There are tubing and fishing in the river, and you can find excellent swimming holes and a waterfall to swim behind just upstream from the camp.

“It is a beautiful, clean camp. The Creek is a refreshing sight and good fishing if you like to fish. We just like to camp and relax there with no agenda.”T&C B.





  • Price: $5-20
  • Number of sites: 50
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. The Parkway RV Resort & Campground

A half-hour to Chico, and an hour’s drive to Redding, The Parkway is a premiere camping destination, especially for RVers. This campground is large and only a half-mile from I-5, so it’s convenient for those on their way elsewhere. Large shaded spots and ample vegetation create privacy. There are hot showers, a camp store with ice cream, and a pool.

“Nice property with some grass to throw the tent on; none of the other residents were super loud. Restrooms and showers are onsite and they were both clean.”Adam E.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 87
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Buckhorn Recreation Area

Dusk in a field with the last sunlight turning a tree red.

Image from The Dyrt camper Gary N.

A little over an hour to Redding and 45 minutes to Chico, Buckhorn Recreation Area gives you access to some beautiful vistas with basic amenities. Campsites are located among grassy meadows and oak trees. There are no electrical or sewer hookups, but there is a modern boat ramp and tons of shoreline access to Black Butte Lake, one of the most gorgeous water spots in Northern California.

“Open all year is the draw for Buckhorn. Camp sites were plentiful in November. Took the canoe out every day.”Tom W.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-200
  • Number of sites: 93
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Woodson Bridge SRA

A beautiful campground with plenty of oak trees, Woodson Bridge SRA is located right on the Sacramento River, an hour from Redding and 20 minutes from Chico. There’s a dock on the river for fishing, watersports like tubing, and broad grassy river banks make this one of the prettiest spots along the river.

Amenities include hot showers and toilets at both the RV campground across the road and the campground near the river. Riverbanks are steep, so watch your step.

“Really nice camp hosts and facilities… They also have an American flag at each site which I really appreciate.”Angela K.

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 144
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Volcanic Country Camping & RV

Guy laying in a brown and green hammock in a campsite wooded with large pine trees.

Image from The Dyrt camper Andrew D.

Under 10 miles to the southwestern entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park, this camping and RV site has everything you need. Charcoal-only BBQ grills are available with a fire ring at all the campsites, and there are 2 community fire pits.

Plenty of trees make the slightly close-spaced RV sites at Volcanic Country Camping & RV feel more private, and this is an excellent jumping-off point for exploring Lassen NP. A restaurant and general store sit near the entrance.

“Perfect RV and tent campground just outside of Lassen National Park.”Jeff M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 30
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Red Bluff RV Park

This RV Park in the heart of Red Bluff, California, is clean, well-accommodated, and conveniently located 45 minutes from Chico and 30 minutes from Redding. The sites are gravelly and level, and the areas in-between spacious and grassy.

Perfect for a one-night stay or a long while, Red Bluff RV Park is minutes from I-5 and the Sacramento River. All RV sites are pull-through except for those against the park’s northern and western sides.

“Even though the park was full and crowded, it was relatively quiet. Good enough for a one night stop-over.”Bryan B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 70
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Durango RV Resort

Paved RV park surrounded by oak trees and green lawn.

Image from The Dyrt camper Burneall E.

This is a large, well-appointed resort with everything you need to create some excellent memories with your family. A pool, a hot tub, and large asphalt roads for biking make this a hot spot for families.

With concrete pads for your RV or trailer and every conceivable convenience, Durango RV Resort is clean and welcoming. There are no fire rings at the sites, but they have a great view with a communal fire ring.

“Easy check-in, and they even led us to our spot and guided us in. Nice big sites.” Burneall E.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $41-70
  • Number of sites: 174
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes

There’s nothing like camping in Northern California. No matter if you’re staying a while or only for the night, these campgrounds will fit the bill. For more, check out The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping in California.


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