Pitch your tent under an open sky, across the road from Shasta Trinity National Forest, with a 360* view and the mythical Mt Shasta looming large on the Southern horizon. Enjoy 2.5 acres all to yourself. 30 miles from the Oregon State border and in the between Modoc and Klamath National Forests, Siskiyou County offers fantastic refuge for intrepid travelers, and the geological oddities and abundant protected areas offer wildlife beyond comparison.
There are no amenities on site aside from parking.
Blue Juniper is in the community of Shasta Vista, 20 minutes from Weed, Yreka and Mt Shasta City, and a short hike to Pluto's Cave. Within a few miles are Juniper Flat off-highway vehicle area, fantastic wilderness, geological oddities and infinite outdoor activities.
Access to your campsite is an easy 5 minute drive down a well-maintained gravel road off the highway. As soon as you're there you'll feel the power and earthly quiet of Siskiyou County's plateau.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
The vibe at Blue Juniper
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The terrain is mostly sand so be sure to bring a vehicle that can drive through sand. Nice views of Mt. Shasta. No amenities so you are roughing it a little. The campsite is next to some other private properties so you aren't able to explore too much due to crossing into other people's property area.
Blue Juniper was a last minute book for us. It turned out to be exactly what we needed...nothing more, nothing less. If this is on your path of travel and you need a place to camp for the night, it will work. We camp out of our van so we were limited to the "driveway" which is only a few car depths in length. There are a few sand spots to set up tent a short walk from your car, though. Nice views of Mt. Shasta. Unfortunately for us there was a huge amount of traffic from water trucks. I hypothesize that this is not usual and had something to do with the large amount of wildfires in northern CA at the time of our stay? I was happy to be able to book this within 2 hours before our arrival and the price is appropriate for the site. Contact from host was quick and directions were good - we found our way after sunset.
Great view of Mt. Shasta. This campsite was the PERFECT stop for my brother and I on our road trip from Phoenix to Seattle. I booked the reservation at midnight the night before our stay and had absolutely great response time from the property owner and no hassle. The property is very easy to find(outlined with blue rocks). If you are traveling on the I-5, this is a very very easy place to spend a night. The site has great access for those traveling towards klamath falls and crater lake, clearly labeled sites, tons of little lizards running around and the junipers were all covered in berries during our stay. If you stay here, make sure to grab a good flashlight and head to pluto's cave which is only a 5 minute drive from the property, an amazing volcanic cave about a mile long, that has been mentioned by john muir among other famous naturalists. We went all the way back with our iPhone lights and wish we had better, but the experience was amazing. No restrooms on site, but if you're not afraid to rough it, give this place a try! I will likely be returning a night here on my trip back to Phoenix in the fall.
The camp host was supportive, helpful, and avaliable. 10 out of 10 for sure. The camp is well upkept and decorated. More so than the photos, so I was pleasantly surprised!
There are three campsites. Campsite 2 is the most private. Campsite 3 seems to be very close to a road or driveway. At least seems the people in the vehicle could see you in the campsite as they passed. I enjoyed Campsite 1 as it had the best views of Mt.Shasta. All campsites had privacy between each other and from the main road.
A lot of jagged lava rocks climbing into the campsites; once over those rocks, it is sand. The campsite is about 25 miles from anything as far as stores or gas.
There is little wildlife, mostly just lizards and rabbits. It seems that you can hear people from up to half a mile away. Neighbors having conversation. The neighbors dogs were the worst. They would bark and howl literally all night from 10pm until 5am the two nights I was camping. Sounded like several hound dogs, but then the other dogs in the neighborhood would start barking too. It freaked me and my dog out, yet we turned out okay.
Definitely a place to go if you want to be secluded and have good views of the mountain.