Hipcamp host Colette S.,
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We  offer our RV from $140, guest's RV from $115,  Guesthouse from $140, and tent camping from $115. See rates below.       

FOREST SPRINGS: 55 scenic miles northeast of Redding in far northern California, surrounded by Shast



We  offer our RV from $140, guest's RV from $115,  Guesthouse from $140, and tent camping from $115. 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 splash pool is filled from June 15 to Sept 15 and is drained, cleaned and refilled between guest groups.  For a large group, a 2nd splash pool is also filled.  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 to Autumn  

From the pavement, we are at the end of a 1 1/2 mile decent gravel road, no 4-wheel drive needed unless towing.  With mostly gently rolling or flat terrain and 2 mild hills, our elevation is about 2500' and the temps 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.  Pet fee. 

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.  Of course well-behaved dogs can also stay in the guesthouse if it has been rented.  


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.  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 and chairs.  The site has views of the forest on one side and of a meadow and mountains on another side.

RATES:  1-2 people $140;  each additional person $15; dog $10

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

GUEST'S  SELF-CONTAINED  RV:                                                                                    please see other listing:  "Forest Springs Camping & RV"   

TENT CAMPING:  please see other listing "Forest Springs Camping & RV" 

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


*** ATM is over an hour away.  Last-minute added guests and / or pets may be paid for at check-in with cash or check (sorry, no credit cards).  

***A refundable Cleaning / Damage Deposit of $25 or more will be required at check-in (cash or check only; sorry, no credit cards).

Check-in and check-out:  check-in is 4:00-9:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. 

***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 refundable clean-up deposit required.   If you so request, these forms may be emailed to you in advance.

*** This is a private establishment and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.   Rates may change without prior notice.

*** 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 pool(s) (24" deep) are emptied, cleaned and refilled between guests groups. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 25ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Colette a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


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.


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.


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


Natural features you'll find at Forest Springs RV set up, on site in California.


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.


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


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


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

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Hipcamper Kimberly

Happy and serene stay

Kimberly L.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

We had a wonderful time at this location. The stay and hospitality exceeded our expectations. We saw a cute bear by the lake the first day and he ran off because he was afraid of us. We felt safe and happy. The entire ranch has a very positive, happy vibe. We will be regulars now.

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Hipcamper monty
Monty W.
recommends this listing.
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!

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 Irv  L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 14th, 2021
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