Hipcamp host Colette S.
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WE ONLY HOST ONE GROUP AT A TIME ! DOGS WELCOME OFF LEASH !

We offer our RV from $125, guest's RV from $100, Guest House from $125, and tent camping from $100. See rates below.

FORESTSPRINGS: 55 scenic miles northeast of Redding in far northern California, surrounded by Shasta National Forest, near lakes and hot springs, with many shady hiking trails along our creeksin the

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WE ONLY HOST  ONE  GROUP AT A TIME !      DOGS  WELCOME  OFF  LEASH !  

We  offer our RV from $125, guest's RV from $100,  Guest House from $125, and tent camping from $100. See rates below.       

FOREST SPRINGS: 55 scenic miles northeast of Redding in far northern California, surrounded by Shasta National Forest, near lakes and hot springs, with many shady hiking trails along our creeks in the lush and varied forest and to our small lake.  

We are about 4 hours from Sacramento,  4 1/2 hours from Berkeley, 5 hours from San Francisco or Santa Rosa, 3 1/2 hours from Medford, and 4 hours from Reno.  

The 2 splash pools are filled from June 15 to Sept 15 and are drained, cleaned and refilled between guests.  They are sun-warmed and a great spot to relax in the afternoon with views across the meadows to the mountains beyond.  

Awesome, shady trails through our lush forest lead along creeks and into the surrounding National Forest.  Our little Discovery Lake sports a dock with bench and a rowboat (in season).  Fishing for the trout is catch & release.

Off the property but nearby are hot springs, swimming holes, 2 larger public lakes for boating and fishing, and impressive waterfalls. We are 1 1/2 hours by car from Mt. Shasta or Mt. Lassen National Park.

Open April 1 thru Veteran's Day weekend, we offer tent camping, RV camping, and a complete Guesthouse (see below for info on the Guesthouse).  

From the pavement, we are at the end of a 1 1/2 mile decent gravel road, no 4-wheel drive needed unless towing an RV or horse trailer.  With mostly gently rolling or flat terrain and 2 mild hills, our elevation is about 2500' and the temp cooler than in the valley.

PETS:  Dogs are welcome off leash!  They enjoy romping in our creek and lake as well as in the mowed part of the meadow and on the trails.  

Should guests want to visit sites off-property where dogs can't, such as the hot springs, Burney Falls and Lake Britton, we offer a huge (100' x 50') secure fenced pen with shade trees and a cozy shed.  Of course well-behaved dogs can also stay in the guesthouse if it has been rented.  

RATES   

If our rates seem high, it is because we only host one  group at a time, for your peace and privacy. Besides the natural beauty, everyone notices the QUIET.  But you can bring your rock band (ask ahead).  Amazing stars, too!

Forest Springs RV (sleeps 3) (includes use of bathhouse): an older 25' long "5th wheel" with a comfortable memory-foam queen bed and a twin bed sofa is situated in a shaded private area overlooking the forest. Towels and bedding provided. The RV has flush toilet, sinks, hot shower, lights, fans or heater in season.  Less than 3 minutes walk to the bathhouse for another flush toilet, sinks and hot shower. The kitchenette has a microwave, 2-burner electric hot plate, cookware and dishes, etc.  for 4 people. The small refrigerator is outside by the picnic table, under the roof-over that surrounds the RV.  There are fans (no A/C) but the warmest nights usually cool down to 60 degrees. The RV and its car park is located in a private area near the historic barn (no animals) under huge oak trees.   It has a splash pool (in season), 2 lava-rock fire rings with grills, table-top BBQ, firewood, briquettes, picnic tables, benches, chairs.  The site has views of the forest on one side and of a meadow and mountains on another side.

RATES (plus tax):  1-2 people $125;  each additional person $15; dog $10

---- 2-night minimum ----   weekly rate is pay for 6 nights & the 7th is free.

Guest's SELF-CONTAINED RV:  you may need 4 WD for short hill onto property. Your RV may be parked anywhere you'd like on the property roads, or at our RV Site which is secluded near our historic barn under huge oak trees with views of forest and meadow where there are water hook-up and limited electricity (not for A/C); sorry, no wifi and no dump.  Hot showers and flush toilet at the bath house, less than 3 minutes' walk.    ----2-night minimum----   weekly rate available

RATES (plus tax):  1-2 people $100; each additional person $15; each dog $5

TENT Camping:  please see other listing "Forest Springs Camping" for details.

GUESTHOUSE:  please see other listing "Forest Springs Guesthouse" for details.

PLEASE NOTE:

***At check-in, we will collect the Shasta County T. O. Tax of 10% on the nightly rate. This may be paid in cash or check; sorry, no credit cards accepted.  ATM is about 1 hour away, or we accept PayPal (additional charge).  Last-minute added guests and / or pets may be paid for at check-in with cash, check or PayPal.  

***A refundable Cleaning / Damage Deposit of $25 or more will be required at check-in (cash. check or PayPal only).

***We require all adults to read and sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  Leaders of large groups (3 or more family units) are also asked to read and sign the Group Camping Addendum.  Guests wishing to target practice will be required to read and sign a special Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk for this purpose; paper targets only; a $25 refundable clean-up deposit req.  

If you so request, these forms may be emailed to you in advance of your arrival.

Check-in and check-out times are flexible according to availability if pre-arranged, else check-in is 3:00-8:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. Rates may change without prior notice.

*** This is a private establishment and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. 

*** Because of our remote location and the inherent dangers of the forest and bodies of water, we require one competent adult per 3 children under 13 years old. From June 15 to Sept 15, the sun-warmed splash pools (24" deep) are emptied, cleaned and refilled between guests groups. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 30ft
Water and electricity hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Colette a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Our rowboat seats 4-5 people. We have 2 adult and 2 child PDFs (personal flotation devices) for use on our little lake. Guest...Read more

Fishing

Catch & release trout on our little lake. Fishing for dinner at the public lakes in the area.

Hiking

Awesome trails along creeks are marked and maintained thru our lush and varied forest and lead off into the surrounding Shasta ...Read more

Horseback riding

Bring your horses (we no longer have any). We have 2 large, shady corrals with running water troughs.

Paddling

Your kayaks and canoes are welcome on our little lake or at the public lake 5 miles away. We do not have any kayaks or canoes.

Swimming

Amazing swimming holes from 2 miles away on creek and river. Beaches at the hot springs 2 miles away and at public lakes from ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Deer are abundant at dusk and dawn. Birds galore include woodpeckers, flickers, ducks, finches, doves, and sometimes a hawk or...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Springs RV & TENT camping in California.

Forest

Marked and maintained trails along creeks thru our lush and varied forest lead off into the surrounding Shasta National Forest....Read more

Hot spring

2 miles away, on edge of creek for swimming in awesome natural site. Free. Map provided.

Lake

Our forest-ringed lake sports a dock with bench and a rowboat. Azaelias perfume it in Spring and cattails add interest in summ...Read more

River, stream or creek

The Pit River flows thru our area. Fly fishermen love it for the trout. Some people float it or swim in it. Lined with trees...Read more

Swimming hole

Amazing swimming holes on creek and river in the forest are from 2 miles to further away. The free hot springs, 2 miles away h...Read more

Waterfall

Many small falls on our creek. Awesome Hatchet Falls and McArthur-Burney Falls about an hour away. A little further to 3 fall...Read more

Driveway

Our gravel driveway leads you through the forest from our main gate to the historic log house where you check-in.

The vibe at Forest Springs RV & TENT camping

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Hipcamper Nic
Nic C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 24th, 2016

The Forest Springs RV camp was a great way to enjoy a bit of nature while still having a few creature comforts. First, I should talk about the property in general.

The physical structures of the property sit in the middle and on either side are beautiful meadows that transition to dense forest. There is a natural spring system and corresponding creek that is the life blood of the forest and makes this particular area teeming with critters. There is an abundance of natural fruit, varied vegetation, thick trees, and unspoiled land. The power of the natural spring is harnessed and converted to energy, which is how the power on the property is produce. Forest Springs is completely off-the-grid, but there doesn't seem to be anything sacrificed in the process. An abundance of water, ample electricity, and a full bathroom/shower make it easy to get comfortable here. Colette has gone to great lengths to develop a trail and map system that covers the whole of this large property. There are hidden lakes/ponds, old bridges crossing the stream, and animals galore in the surrounding forest and groves.

The RV itself is equipped with more than what was expected. It has electricity, a dual electric stove-top, microwave, coffeemaker, working toilet and shower (water is cold). There is also a small fan, which is crucial during the hot summer days. The bed is comfortable and comes with a top sheet, but it is never a bad idea to bring your own sheet to throw on top.

There is a permanent covering built around the RV that gives an added level of protection and shade. The opening is pointed towards the forest and adjacent berry thicket, which scores major points in the camp vibe category.

This property alone has a ton to offer and the surrounding area also has swimming and hot springs options, which makes this a perfect place to spend a couple days. The site is private and comfortable and is very close to a main trail, which makes this a place I would definitely recommend. The RV is a relic, but from someone who typically tent camps, this was what I would consider glamping.

A relaxing summer afternoon on the front porch.Golden light down one of the many old roads on the property.The soaking tub, filled with spring water, is a great way to beat the afternoon heat.The parking for the RV site is convenient, and the arrangement of the site itself provides maximum privacy while on the property.
Hipcamper monty
Monty W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

Collette was extremely generous and kind throughout our stay. It is a camp that is pretty remote with good facilities and a few nice things to do around. If you are looking for adventure do some research before you arrive but if it is family things with children (under 12) then Collette has all the information you need. A great stay that took all of us away from the stresses of work and back to nature. Highly recommended!

Property
Forest Springs
State
California
$125/night
4 Sites