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Trinity Outpost Wilderness Resort

13 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · 122.928142, CA
Private Tent Camping: under the stars. Park at your campsite! Community areas, swimming holes, creek running through ALL campsites, shared lodge & rustic accommodations. No fee for children or dogs~ Follow for update tweets @ResortTrinity Trinity Outpost Wilderness is a private campground that is committed to the land-sharing ethos of Hipcamp preserving ecology and defending habitat for wildlife and pollinators. The mineral springs and trails are open to the public during the daytime. We also host with WWOOF, we have many cultural exchange volunteers helping us bring life back to this historic land building an organic farm and sustainable inclusive 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. Fall asleep stargazing under a dark sky, surrounded by trees, water and wildlife. Wake up to birds chirping then a 10 min hike to 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. With your help we hope to revitalize the community of Trinity County, as well as educate and generate support for WILDERNESS, public forest lands and the agencies that manage them.
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Camp Stoney Meadows

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Big Bend, CA
Our 120 acres is adjacent to Shasta Trinity National Forest in the beautiful Cascade Range between Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta. It's a working ranch with tree farms, animals, hydroelectric power, sawmill, gardens, orchards, creeks, springs, trails, and our camp alongside Kosk Creek. We're 54 miles from Redding off of 299E, (about 1-1/2 hour drive). The last mile or so of the road here can be pretty rough, but on arrival, you'll know it's worth the trip! No Cell phone service available here, so it's the perfect opportunity to unplug. We do have a land line up at the house in case of an emergency. Also, if you really need it, WiFi is available at the house.
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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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Alpen Vineyard Hideaway

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Trinity Center, CA
Alpen Cellars Winery was established on a family ranch in the spring of 1984; it is situated in a picturesque mountain valley at the foot of towering craggy peaks in the rugged Trinity Lake region of Trinity County, California. Alpen Cellars is a family venture in which each of us take part in the long painstaking process of wine production. From pruning to harvest, crush to fermentation and bottling, we strive for fine wine and a connection to our customers. It may seem like an unlikely location to grow wine grapes, but the combination of high elevation and favorable microclimate provide the ideal conditions for early maturing grapes.
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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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Radio Ranch

7 sites · Lodging30 acres · Burnt Ranch, CA
  Welcome nature lovers, adventurers, foragers, outdoor-enthusiasts, rock hounds, bird watchers, and tree huggers. If you love to fish, hike, forage, raft, swim, kayak, camp, go tubing, or explore, Radio Ranch is a must-experience respite in the woods. ​ We are conveniently located between Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, between Eureka, CA and Redding, CA. We are 15 minutes from Willow Creek, 1 hour from HWY 101 and 2.5 hours from I-5. Our one of a kind, 100% off-grid luxury campsites offer complete privacy and views you can't get anywhere else!   Each site is located creek-side. Take in the sights and sounds of our *two* large waterfalls on a hike through 30 beautiful acres. Our light show at dusk lasts approximately 3 hours each evening because we believe that nighttime should be just as beautiful as the day. Breathtaking views of Ironside Mountain make a gorgeous backdrop for weddings, events, and photoshoots. ​ Each site rental comes with shared access to gorgeous, modern off-grid showers, restrooms, and an outdoor kitchen with BBQs and a wood-fired pizza oven plus public space that is Instagram worthy. Free WIFI is also included, so it is perfect for remote workers.  ​ Check-in is contactless and simple. We only allow 2-10 guests on the property at once, so it's peaceful and quiet and feels like it's all yours! Don't wait to book because space is very limited. Treat yourself to a stay with us. Radio Ranch is the perfect place to get away from it all, while still having it all. Relax and rejuvenate at Radio Ranch. *Recommended for ages 21+. Children under 21 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pets are welcome for a small pet fee! This is an off-grid experience, meaning there are no electrical outlets. We recommend bringing a backup battery to charge devices. This experience may not be suitable for those who need electricity for medical equipment.
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Oak Trails Retreat

4 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 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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Black Oak Village

1 site · Tent43 acres · Round Mountain, CA
Nestled on 43 acres of private woodland, our property boasts numerous trails and serene views. Conveniently located, we are just a 45-minute drive from the renowned Burney Falls and approximately an hour and a half from Mount Shasta. Our retreat provides a haven of privacy, offering a space where guests can disconnect, unwind, and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
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Michelle G.’s magic school bus

6 sites · Lodging1 acre · Shingletown, CA
This mountain property, is great launchpad for exploring Mt. Lassen national park. Located 15 minutes to north entrance. Enjoy, Hat creek fishing, pacific Crest trail, subway caves, Burney Falls. Lots of national forest, beautiful lakes to relax, have a picnic, and gear up for hiking any of the many destinations. The Magic bus offers a queen bed, two twin bunks. Mini fridge, kitchenette, dry sink.
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Island Warriors Retreat

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Shingletown, CA
Our Hipcamp is nestled in a forest of Pine and Cedar trees on over an acre of land. You'll be surrounded by the sights, smell, and sounds of nature making for a very relaxing getaway. The property is near lakes (Lake McCumber is half a mile away), Lassen Volcanic National Park and Burney Falls, the Eighth Wonder of the World only 45 minutes away. There are neighbors on one side so be courteous and observe the quite hours. Shingletown is a ten minute drive up Highway 44 for all you grocery needs, eating out, and gasoline. Currently we have a portable toilet and shower until a permanent one is built.
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Cabin Hideaway

3 sites · Lodging, RVs2 acres · Dunsmuir, CA
This little cabin is located in Cedar Pines Rv Resort.
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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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