At Sims Flat Campground you might just feel like you’re in the 1930’s when you pitch your tent beside the mighty Sacramento River at historic campsites, as the Union Pacific freight train rumbles its way through the canyon. You might just feel like you’re in the 1960’s when you visit the cute vintage style town of Dunsmuir just down the road. And you might just feel primordial, when you witness the majestic Castle Craigs and dive into river canyon swimming holes that are located nearby. Whatever the year, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this popular camping spot.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
19 sites
Up to 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.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sims Flat Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Ben S.
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March 12th, 2018

Looking forward to camping here on an Upper Sacramento River trip I'm planning for Memorial Day.

Hipcamper Ben S.
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March 12th, 2018
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 226-2500
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41.062° N, 122.359° W
Tent Only: 19 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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