The best camping near Modoc National Forest

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Hawk's Nest Tionesta RV & Cabin

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Tulelake, CA
Welcome to Hawk's Nest Tionesta RV & Cabins!Tucked away in spectacular Modoc National Forest at the base of Timber Mountain, Hawk's Nest Tionesta is one of the best kept secrets in the West. You won’t find a better place to enjoy Northern CA cabins and RV & tent camping. Just 15 minutes from Lava Beds Nat'l Monument, we offer some of the best camping in Northern CA.
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Secluded Campsite Near Delta Lake

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Alturas, CA
Nestled in the heart of nature's untouched beauty, close to the serene Delta Lake and reservoir, near the Oregon border, lies a hidden gem perfect for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This secluded one-acre campsite offers an exclusive retreat into the wilderness, where the lush greenery whispers the stories of the earth and the sky paints new landscapes with every sunrise and sunset. Our campsite is an idyllic setting for families and friends to reconnect with each other and nature. The sprawling acre of land is your canvas to create unforgettable memories, whether it's through sharing stories around a crackling campfire, stargazing into the vast, clear night sky, or exploring the nearby wonders that nature has to offer. Delta Lake, with its tranquil waters, invites you for an afternoon of leisurely fishing, kayaking, or simply basking in the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape. The reservoir, a stone's throw away, is a perfect backdrop for your adventurous spirits, offering hiking, bird watching, and the chance to discover the local flora and fauna in its full glory. This all-natural campsite is a haven for those looking to unplug and unwind. Leave behind the distractions of technology and immerse yourself in the simplicity and tranquility of outdoor living. With ample space for your tents 🏕️ , your weekend adventure awaits in this beautiful green sanctuary. Whether you're seeking solitude, a family getaway, or a memorable outing with friends, our campsite near Delta Lake offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration. Welcome to your secluded retreat, where the beauty of nature meets the joy of togetherness. Come and experience the allure of the great outdoors, and let the magic of this hidden escape rejuvenate your spirit and forge bonds that last a lifetime.
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Goose Lake Organics

3 sites · RVs, Tents325 acres · Lakeview, OR
You will stay on the grounds of the beautiful Historic Crane Ranch, originally established in 1869. There are 325 acres to explore, including wetlands, willow forests, hay fields, creek and peat bogs. Wildlife such as deer, bear, beaver, porcupine, skunk, raccoon, fox, coyote, cougar and squirrels have all been seen on the property. And a rattlesnake was seen 18 years ago. And many feathered friends; it’s a bird watchers paradise. There will be a variety of primitive camp sites in addition to the existing two sites close to the headquarters that have 20 amp power via extension cord. Fresh clean water is available from several faucets around the headquarters. Most campsites are sized to allow for group camping which makes this a perfect stop for adventure bikers touring the Oregon Outback or Burners to and from Black Rock City. There is a rustic but clean open air bathroom with flush toilet and a hot shower that is available to all guests in addition to a blue portapotty. Also a community gazebo that encloses a room with netting to keep mosquitos at bay. No outside fires are permitted at the campsites, however there is a community fire ring for a warming fire, pending local fire restrictions. Located just 6 miles south of Lakeview, Oregon, our slice of paradise is only 145 miles (2.5 hours) from Black Rock City and 8 miles from the California border. This is an active ranch environment so at times there could be haying operations going on during the summer. The ranch borders rural Highway 395 and even though it’s usually pretty quiet and the camping is away from the highway, you can still hear it. The wetland environment supports so many species, but it also supports mosquitos during the spring and early summer. Be prepared for mosquitos at all sites especially when camping in the willow forest during spring and early summer. Dogs are allowed in the primitive campsites but are not encouraged around the headquarters sites. Small dogs may be an exception. Not responsible for any interactions between dogs and the wildlife such a skunks, porcupines, coyotes or other animals,
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Zae’s Mountainous Adventure

117 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · California Pines, CA
The area has lots of juniper trees and cedar trees. Lots of wildlife mostly deer and birds. The property is located 10 minutes away from a fishing pond called rainbow pond. It is 45 minutes away from Alturas downtown. Two hours and 15 minutes away from Mount Shasta. You will need the coordinates to get there. It is a dirt road. Dry camping with raw beautiful land.
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Junipers Reservoir Campground

5 sites · Tents5000 acres · Lakeview, OR
Junipers Reservoir RV Resort was created approximately 30 years ago.  The RV resort sits at the end of a one mile gravel driveway, on the edge of a juniper forest overlooking the 200 acre Junipers Reservoir and its surrounding meadows. A large lawn and cedar buildings sit at the center of the oval shaped RV park, with the generously sized camping sites angled along the outside edge to provide the best views.  The resort boasts free fishing in the reservoir for trout, hiking and biking trails, rock-hounding, bird watching, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, and volleyball.  The view from the open air pavilion is spectacular!Learn more about this land:Located in the heart of a 5,000 acre cattle ranch. We have hot showers, laundry machines, restrooms, BBQ's, Covered Pavilion, park benches, and lots of lawns. Plenty of room for tent campers. We have an enclosed dog off-leash run area. Plenty of trees for shade, fresh air and blue skies. At night we are far enough from town that the dark night lights up with stars. We have a 200 acre lake for fishing (trout) and miles of trails to hike or bike on the ranch.   The rate shown here is for Tent Camping
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Camp Freedom

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Alturas, CA
Learn more about this land: TAKE NOTE: I have turned off the pump house for the winter. If you plan on camping there, you will need to bring your own water and be prepared for freezing temperatures. The water will be turned back on next spring around March. Thank you! The recreation opportunities in the Alturas CA area are endless, fishing, hiking biking, hunting, boating and OHV. The camping site has nearly 3 acres with a view of the town of Alturas and is a great place to kick back and enjoy the atmosphere of fresh air and juniper trees. There are flat usable campsites around the property and one portion of the property is fenced for horses (bring your own water trough). The property is approximately 3 minutes from downtown Alturas with restaurants and stores. The sleepy town is a perfect place to hang out and relax at the big park in town behind the VFW Hall on Main Street, have refreshments at the two bars in town or try your luck at the Desert Rose Casino. The Wildlife Refuge has a self driving tour where you can see all kinds of birds and wildlife. Take a drive outside town to the "Ranches" to see deer, antelope, eagles and various waterfowl! Alturas is a high desert area with wonderful views of the Warner Mountains and has an enchanting feel to it. Temperatures in the summer rarely get over 100 degrees, mostly low 90's, and in the fall the cool nights make for great sleeping. Pop over Cedar Pass to Cedarville which is about 20 minutes away to check out the newly designated "Dark Sky" area. Come up and hang out in this very cool and special place, you will not want to leave!!  The town of Alturas is also in the coveted X hunting zones, X3a, X3b and X2, for those of you who like to hunt. Two sites have full hook ups and the small trailer site on the above pad (see trailer picture) has electric only.  During the winter, the pump house is turned off and drained due to freezing temperatures and the risk of blowing a pipe, so campers must bring their own water during November through March.  Please ask if there are changes in these dates for the water hook ups.
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Sheila M.’s Land

8 sites · RVs7 acres · Lakeview, OR
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Camp Marchy

6 sites · RVs60 acres · Lake City, CA
Centered in the heart of Surprise Valley, Camp Marchy provides camping for Squirrel Hunters, Mule Deer Hunting (x3B), outdoor recreation with close access to Modoc National Forest, Oregon and Nevada. Many lakes and Creeks in the area provide trout fishing opportunities, not to mention hiking, 4 wheeling, cross country skiing and other Winter Sports. Surprise Valley, where the pavement ends and the West begins……
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Nicky’s Camp Site

1 site · RV1 acre · Alturas, CA
This land has a beautiful view of the valley below and it’s surrounded by beautiful pine trees and pondsLearn more about this land:This beautiful mountain lot is in the California Pines development which surrounded by the 2 million acre Modoc National Forest. Alturas, is located on the Pit River, east of the center of Modoc County, with a population of 2,700. It is on US 395 and about 50 miles south of the Oregon border and minutes away from Cal Pines. The California Pines lodge is 10 miles southwest of Alturas off of Centerville Road and sits next to the 256 acre Cal Pines Lake. The elevation in the Hill Units varies from 5,000 to 6,400 feet. The Hill Units cover an area of 20,000 acres. Within minutes of your new property you will be able to hunt, fish, hike, ride mountain bikes, camp, boat, four wheel drive, snowmobile, ski, golf, wildlife & bird watch, picnic and explore the Modoc National Forest. Also you are just a 90 minute drive from Mt. Shasta ski resort and only about a 3 hour drive from Reno. THE PROPERTY: This beautiful parcel is on Ashley Road in Hill Unit 3. You can drive right on this nice level lot with native grasses and scattered Ponderosa pines. Camp and enjoy the great view of the valley below and the Warner mountains to the east. It is timbered with Ponderosa Pine. You can take the kids to nearby Rainbow Pond which is stocked with rainbow trout and Canyon Creek or for a swim at the Lodge.
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Joines Rd Property

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acres · Adin, CA
Discover the Beauty of Modoc County: A Land of Endless Possibilities Welcome to Joines Rd , a captivating piece of land that presents a rare opportunity to create your dream camping vacation in a stunning natural setting. Spanning acres, this remarkable parcel of land is a blank canvas awaiting your vision and imagination. Land Highlights: 1. Breathtaking Natural Surroundings: - Nestled in the heart of Modoc California, this land boasts picturesque views of rolling hills, and majestic mountains. - Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you explore the diverse landscapes, lush forests, or meandering trails that surround the property. 2. Endless Development Potential: - With [Land Size] acres at your disposal, the possibilities for development are limitless. Whether you envision an exquisite estate, a thriving farm, or a tranquil retreat, this land provides a blank canvas for your aspirations. - The land's expansive size allows for the creation of multiple structures, spacious gardens, recreational facilities, or any other elements that enhance your desired lifestyle. 3. Privacy and Seclusion: - Experience a sense of tranquility and seclusion as you escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This land offers a peaceful retreat where you can immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. - The surrounding trees, natural barriers, or strategic positioning of the land ensure utmost privacy, allowing you to enjoy your oasis undisturbed. 4. Convenient Location: - Despite its secluded ambiance, offers convenient access to nearby amenities, ensuring a harmonious blend of natural solitude and modern convenience. - Enjoy proximity to [mention nearby attractions, shopping centers, schools, or transportation hubs], allowing for easy access to daily necessities and recreational activities. 5. Utilities and Infrastructure: - [Describe the availability or proximity of utilities and infrastructure to the land, such as water, electricity, road access, or other relevant amenities]. - [If applicable, mention any existing structures, wells, or utilities on the land that may facilitate development]. 6. Investment Opportunity: - Acquiring this exceptional land presents an excellent investment opportunity. Whether you plan to develop it immediately or hold it as an asset, the potential for future appreciation is promising. Do not miss the chance to transform this remarkable land into a reflection of your dreams and aspirations. Whether you envision an idyllic countryside escape, an equestrian estate, or a sustainable agricultural venture, [Land Location] offers the canvas to bring your vision to life. To explore the endless possibilities that await on this captivating land, schedule a visit and witness firsthand the beauty and potential it holds. Contact us today to embark on your journey towards creating a legacy on this remarkable piece of land. Joe M. Kappia II
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EverClear Ranch

3 sites · RVs10 acres · Lake City, CA
Quiet Rv lots with a fantastic view of the warner mountains! Located ten minutes north of Cedarville; this easy access lot (right off county road 1) is the perfect hitchin' post for seasonal hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, or people who just want a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! By day play cornhole and explore the thousands of acres of public lands and off road trails; all within a 5 minute drive! Evenings present the perfect time to have a drink by the fire pit while enjoying the clear night sky boasting wonderful views of the stars and the milky way!!Learn more about this land:Quiet Rv lots with a fantastic view of the warner mountains! Located ten minutes north of Cedarville; this easy access lot (right off county road 1) is the perfect hitchin' post for seasonal hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, or people who just want a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! By day play cornhole and explore the thousands of acres of public lands and off road trails; all within a 5 minute drive! Evenings present the perfect time to have a drink by the fire pit while enjoying the clear night sky boasting wonderful views of the stars and the milky way!!
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Gomez Country Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Beryl, UT
Very nice piece of land that I purchased and think a lot of people can enjoy it as we do. Please take care of the land and leave no garbage so we can all enjoy a very long time. 25 mins from Newcastle reservoir, 40 minutes from Cedar City. Great location for hiking, 4 wheeling, fishing, and hunting. I have a 50x50 yard section that is cleared out for drive in of vehicles and RV parking.
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With 1,654,392 acres to explore, this national forest has something fun to do no matter how you define fun. Known for its distinctive landscape contrasts, this park spans mountains, meadows, lakes, soaring canyons, and mystical wetlands. It's the perfect place to go if you are looking to wander in some of California's most rural and striking wilderness.

Try to strike it lucky! You can pan for gold in the streams. Throughout the park, you'll find fire lookouts and ranger stations in remote areas. While hiking, you may come across wild horses. With a fishing license, you can cast your line in the many ponds and lakes.

Sleep at one of the primitive campsites available throughout the park. If you prefer a campground with varying amenities, this park has 22 different sites available.

The campgrounds are in four different ranger districts and don't require a reservation. You can bring your RV to many of these campgrounds but there aren't hookups available.

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