Riverside Campground makes up only 12 of the 76 developed campsites around Castle Crags, but it offers a great detached place to reserve and camp during your stay at the good ol’ Crags. With a 15$ fee, this site has all the usual amenities (restroom, showers, picnic areas, etc.), as well as fantastic proximity to the Sacramento River. Coupled with a delightful day use area, this campground is great for all ages and visitors.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
60 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Due to its location in the Sacramento River Valley, fishing is totally available in the Sacramento River itself. Trout is a cro...Read more


Hiking at Castle Crags? Yes please and thank you. 28 miles of trails meander through the gorgeous Northern California wildernes...Read more


Ok, let’s get real and talk about the supreme and unbeatable rock climbing options readily available to visitors to Castle Crag...Read more

Snow sports

We’re talking about some serious elevation here, so the area definitely gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. B...Read more


With its proximity to the Sacramento River, many hikers enjoy taking a dip in the chilly river waters to cool off. There are ma...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Riverside Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole S.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2017

Awesome. They keep it well maintained, but you should get there earlier so you can have your pick of the nicer spots. Didn't realize that when we reserved our camp site we would get there, check in, then drive around to choose a site. We were late so by that time a lot of the good ones were filled up.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 12th, 2018

This looks great! Planning a memorial day weekend rafting trip on the Sacramento River, so this looks like a GREAT PLACE to camp out.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad P.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2018

I enjoyed this place very much! There's a river nearby the train tracks, the water is very cold but another river that feeds into it is pretty warm, it also has a cool swing. Hiking to the top of the Crags is awesome! At the top is an oasis of white stone/sand with beautiful green foliage. I would recommend going on the hike about two or three hours before the sun begins to set as that's about how long the hike takes (start 4 - 5 o'clock)

Hipcamper Caitlin O.
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January 20th, 2019
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July 16th, 2018
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June 23rd, 2018
Hipcamper Dawn M.
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May 13th, 2018
Hipcamper John S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 17th, 2017
Hipcamper Diana W.
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September 12th, 2017
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August 16th, 2017
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March 1st, 2017
Castle Crags State Park
United States
Phone Number
(530) 235-2684
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41.152° N, 122.31° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 60 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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