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Maren G.’s Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Bella Vista, CA
Beautiful 8 acres on a private pond that is fully stocked with large and small mouth bass, blue gill, carp and catfish. Different spots to choose from with different privacy levels and access to power and water at some camp spots. 10 minutes to Shasta Lake, 20 mins to Whiskeytown Lake, shooting range and dirt bike trails within 20 minutes. Right off the highway (heads up, you can hear the road from camp) so it's easy to find and quick access to Redding, 7 minutes away.
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Oak Trails Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Igo, CA
Discover the charm of our property, nestled amidst countless blue oak trees. Free-ranging cows contribute to the authentic rural setting, creating a unique ambiance. Explore a network of biking and walking trails that wind through the landscape, offering opportunities for both adventure and introspection. The pond, stocked with fish, adds a practical touch for fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking an RV, our property provides a raw and genuine camping experience where the rugged beauty of nature takes center stage. Welcome to a no-frills retreat for those who appreciate the simplicity and authenticity of outdoor living.
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Trinity Outpost Wilderness Resort

15 sites · Lodging, Tents100 acres · 122.928142, CA
Private Tent Camping: under the stars. Community areas, swimming holes, creek running through ALL campsites, shared lodge & rustic accommodations. @ResortTrinity Fall asleep stargazing under a dark sky, surrounded by trees, water and wildlife. Wake up to birds chirping then visit the Cold mineral springs bubbling out of the mountainside, attracting many types of wildlife along with people seeking out the healing properties of the sulfur scented spring water. Sacred healing mineral spring "Deadshot" named by the native peoples for its ability to cure all ailments with 'one shot'. Nipisum or 'health water' was later bottled by the California Medicinal Springs Co. after the land was homesteaded in 1886. This historic retreat rests at the foot of lower Chanchelulla 'black rock' Mountain. Bordering a Wilderness Area this land is pristine and wild inhabited by many animals and incredible bio-diversity such as Pileated Woodpeckers, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Blackhawk, Goshawk, Great Horned Owl, Flying Squirrel, Pacific King Snake, Salamanders and Protected Spawning Rainbow Trout. 100+ acres with private hiking trails along the stream for easy trekking, and summit trails (climbing up to almost 6,000 ft.) to the peak. Our aim is to restore the land from the last 100 years of habitation using innovation to renovate the campground and baths for the next 100 years. We hope to revitalize the community of Trinity County, as well as educate and generate support for WILDERNESS, public lands and the agencies that manage them. The mineral springs and trails are open to the public during the daytime. Trinity Outpost is also a WWOOF Host Farm building a organic farmstead we have many culture exchange volunteers helping us bring life back to this historic land building an organic farm and sustainable community. The campground is your to book but is also surrounded by National Forest Land which belongs to everyone. We expect zero exceptions to the leave no trace standards we have put forward for our private land share. DO NOT EVER FEED ANY WILD ANIMALS, ANYTHING, EVER. (Compost bin provided at the lodge please use with care.) Bears are wild which means many have never seen a person and will avoid you as long as it is not a mama with cubs, keep your area tidy with food stored away from animals or where wind cannot blow it into the creek. Be aware of Rattle Snakes- They do not want to encounter you anymore than you do them. If you see one simple back away slowly and avoid it until it vacates the area. Always look before you step and bring a flashlight to the bathroom at night and do not wear headphones hiking so you can hear the warning rattle! Mountain lions - are dangerous. They do live in this area. Here are the California Department of Fish and Game’s suggestions based on behavior analysis of attacks by mountain lions. Do not hike alone. Make plenty of noise to reduce your chances of surprising a lion. Go in groups, with adults supervising children. Take a sturdy walking stick: you can use it to ward off a lion. Keep children close to you. Observations of captured lions reveal that they seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times. - Stop! Do not run from a lion. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely, as running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up so they won't panic and run. Although it may seem awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion. - Do not bend or crouch over. Do all you can to appear larger. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. Never approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. Give them a way to escape. Fight back if attacked. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands.
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Walker Mine Campground

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Redding, CA
Walker Mine Campground is surrounded by hundreds of acres of BLM land ready to be explored. Choose from a variety of secluded campsites perfect to rest and recharge for your next adventure. There are miles and miles of well maintained trails from Shasta Dam down to Keswick Reservoir and beyond.
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Peter's Forest Vacation Rentals

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Shingletown, CA
Living Springs Resort, a peaceful campground nestled in the woods with majestic tall pine and cedar trees close to Lassen Volcanic National Park. There's also a lake and a year round creek with fish on the property where you can relax in the natural & peaceful wooded setting . Quiet and beautiful place to enjoy with your friends and family. Guests from all backgrounds are welcome.The "LIVE" well water is drinkable and extremely clean straight out of the volcanic ground without anything added to it, lab tested every month.Amazing attractions near by like Subway Lava Tube Cave, Burney Falls, Shasta Lake and Caverns, Whiskeytown Lake and all amazing lakes and hiking trails up on Lassen.About 15 miles from Lassen National Volcanic Park. 
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Trinity River FlyCamp

4 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Lewiston, CA
FlyCamp is Trinty River front property surrounded by BLM land and Salmon spawning pond, adjacent to a federally maintained drift boat launch and bathroom. This stretch of river is classified as Wild and Scenic and is legendary for its salmon, steelhead and Brown Trout fishing by drift boat starting from the Old Bridge in Lewiston or from the property ending at the Steel Bridge take out, or wading the more than 2 mile of river front. The natural beauty of the Trinity River has been one of the most popular sights for visitors to the north coast. Scenic Highway 299 makes easy access to many points of interest. Rafts, canoes and kayaks frequent the rapids in the springtime, and tubers enjoy summertime flows.
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Mcmacken House

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Anderson, CA
Funky little cabin tucked amongst trees ,on ten acres with access to trail outside of cabin and a beautiful swimming pool. Gorgeous view on a clear day of mt Shasta . Quiet and private . cute equipped kitchen , owner lives on site with two sons, two cats and a friendly dog . Outside camping toilet .
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Lakeshore Villa RV Park

92 sites · RVs7 acres · Lakehead, CA
Located in Lakehead, California, Lakeshore Villa RV Park spans over 6.7 acres and features two outdoor restrooms with free hot showers, picnic tables and trails. We cater to large and small RVs and trailers ranging from 16 feet long to over 40 feet long plus sufficient space for a towing vehicle. Most of our spaces are approximately 16-24 wide and some are even wider, accommodating everyone's needs. Our sites feature 30 amp and 50 amp hookup service with full hookup to water with each space providing a sewer drain. As a convenience to our guests, propane is sold on site. The park backs up to a creek where swimming and fishing are popular. Fishing requires a state license which can be purchased online. Outdoor BBQ is allowed but, currently, no charcoal or wood burning is permitted due to the recent fires. Propane tank or electric BBQs are acceptable. Please note that trains do run near our park and throughout the City of Lakehead. Also, the lake water level is dependent upon the season and the amount of rainfall With such in mind, whether your prefer a short and or a long term stay, we hope to see you soon!
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Farias Urban Farmhouse

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acres · Redding, CA
Learn more about this land:A beautiful 2.0 acre lot in Rural residential area of Redding! Enjoy the open private space of a property with a seasonal flowing creek (fall, winter and early spring)  property snuggled in a natural rural area of City. Property is secluded in a rural residential neighborhood which is close to City amenities restaurants, financial institutions and abundance of recreational activities in surrounding area. Property is within 10 minutes of Main City. 
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Site Along Salt Creek

2 sites · RVs3 acres · Redding, CA
Learn more about this land: Quiet peaceful location to park your RV or bring your camper! Springing new life in the middle of the Carr Fire burn scar. Access to Salt Creek trail leading to Reddings west side trail network and the Sacramento river (3 miles on the trail). Perfect for mountain bikers, cyclists, and hikers looking for a unique experience. Family owned property for over 25 years.
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Lewiston Lake Getaway

3 sites · Lodging15 acres · Lewiston, CA
Originally a gold and quartz mine, Lakeview Terrace Resort was built by the Army Corp of Engineers to house the workers building the Trinity Dam in the 1960's.  Experience the rich history and tranquil setting of the Shasta Trinity National Forest!There is a reason some call Lewiston Lake the best-kept secret in California. Far less crowded than neighboring Trinity and nearby Shasta Lakes, Lewiston Lake is the ideal destination when you truly wish to get away from it all. Nestled hillside overlooking the peaceful Lewiston Lake, you will find Lakeview Terrace Resort serving up some of the best camping in Northern California. Large pool, open late spring through the hot months. Playground, Horseshoe pit, Restrooms with showers, Coin laundry, Wi-fi hotspot, Darts, croquet, badminton, ping pong, Fire pits, Amphitheatere. We offer many options for your Lewiston Lake camping adventure.Fully appointed cabin rentals with 1-5 bedrooms Full 30 and 50 amp RV hookups. We'd love to speak with you about your upcoming travel plans.
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Kosk Creek Campgrounds

25 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Big Bend, CA
We are a 400 acre ranch nestled in the mountains of Shasta County. There is a mile long creek that runs through the property. We have multiple hot spring pools ranging in various temperatures. Dry and overland campsites available. Activities: Boating, hiking, kayaking, 4x4, mountain bike, and fishing.
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The only gold in these hills are the golden hues of fall foliage at Whiskeytown Lakes. Other colors are crystal-blue waters, white, cloud-covered mountain peaks, and deep green trees. You might see reds from the sunburn you get from spending too much time here. One look at Whiskeytown and you may not want to go home.

In addition to the lake, there are 39,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore. More than 70 miles of trails offer day hikes, mountain biking, and backpacking excursions. Reach the top of Shasta Bally Mountain for a beautiful view of the Sacramento Valley below. Numerous waterfalls make these hills sing.

BYOH and BYOB, bring your own horse or boat if you prefer faster modes of transportation. Outfitters in the area have rental options for convenience. You can sail, paddle, and motor on the lake. Sunbathe on the deck of a pontoon boat or cast your line into the water for some great fishing.

If you're into history, the visitor's center points to the first European settlements in northern California during the Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. Fortunes were won and lost overnight by rumors of gold to be had.

Whiskeytown is part of a grouping of seven great national parks in northern California and southern Oregon. Reserve great campsites in this area, whether you prefer a hillside overlook or stream-side haven. Bring along your equipment to pan for gold. Flakes still pop up from time to time.

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