This campground is located right near the Sacramento River with a little under 40 accessible sites. Due to its fairly unknown nature, the campground generally does not fill up completely, and its year-round availability offers a great getaway along the river. Reservations are necessary during the summer months, but you should be fine heading through to the campground with no problems at other points in the year. Normal amenities are included (showers, restrooms, picnic areas), as well as a very friendly ranger staff.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
35 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.


We’re talking about the Sacramento River here, so boating not only is a spectacular option but also a very common one chosen by...Read more


With year-round fishing on the Sacramento, Woodson Bridge offers great access to some of the best river angling in California. ...Read more


Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area doesn’t solely consist of maritime activities, as hikes in the space are a common way to e...Read more


Remember folks, we’re talking about a river, and many visitors find solace and great joy (validly so) in kayaks and canoes. Flo...Read more


Swimming! Yah! Thankfully it gets pretty hot up by Woodson Bridge SRA during the peak times of the summer, so taking a dip in t...Read more

Whitewater paddling

While there is no whitewater in the immediate vicinity of Woodson Bridge, boaters of many levels of experience can take on some...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching is a must while at Woodson Bridge, as the entire west portion along the river is undeveloped and acts as a wi...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Woodson Bridge Campground.

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Hipcamper Rosie
Rosie M.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2018

The campsite was clean, well kept, nice people. We very much enjoyed ourself.

Hipcamper Geoff
Geoff C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 9th, 2016

Great jumping off point for the Corning and Chico areas. Great access to fishing on the Sacramento River with trail access and boat ramp close by. Bait shops available within walking distance. Short drive to olive tasting in Corning, wine tasting near Vina or a day trip to Chico.

Campground is clean with beautiful surroundings. Been here twice and have never had a problem getting a site. $31 a night is bit steep which might be why. But for this area it's the best place to camp. Spaces for RVs and tents. Coin showers, bathrooms, potable water, picnic benches and fire pits. No RV hookups.

Hipcamper Rob
Rob G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 2nd, 2016

A small campground right on the Sacramento River.

I stayed here in winter, and it was tule fog and quite chilly, as is common in the Sacramento Valley in winter. Only a couple of other campers, and unfortunately the showers and restrooms were dirty and disrepair, as is typical of CA state parks these days.

The big attraction hereabouts is the biggest wildlife display in California, and one of the very biggest in the West. Amazing how people head to Yosemite to see hardly any critters when just off Interstate 5 is the best display around. That is, the winter birds in the Sacramento Valley refuge network. Check out the main unit just south at Road 68. Auto tour, nature trail, etc.

Hipcamper Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2017
Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(530) 839-2112
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39.919° N, 122.093° W
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Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 40 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 24 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)