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Lakeshore Villa RV Park

92 sites 路 RVs, Tents7 acres 路 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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Cave Springs Resort

48 sites 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Dunsmuir, CA
Welcome to Cave Springs, a mid-century modern resort in Dunsmuir, California. Located just off the I-5 freeway, our resort is an ideal basecamp for exploring the dynamic beauty of Northern California: nestled along the Sacramento River in premiere fly fishing territory, minutes away from countless waterfalls and hiking, and a 10 minute drive from stunning Mt. Shasta. Choose your adventure. We鈥檒l take care of the rest. Our resort is designed with comfort and beauty in mind, and it鈥檚 this intentional atmosphere that will make your stay one to remember. Whatever brings you our way, we look forward to hosting you and yours.
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Alpen Vineyard Hideaway

6 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 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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Trinity Outpost Wilderness Resort

15 sites 路 Lodging, Tents100 acres 路 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鈥檚 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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Trailer Lane Campground

18 sites 路 Lodging, Tents15 acres 路 Weed, CA
Conveniently located long I-5 just south of the CA/OR border, we have 15 acres that are a mix of conifer forest and a chaparral hilltop with spectacular views of Mount Shasta. Our small, friendly campground offers clean, comfortable bathrooms with (free!) hot showers and a coin-op laundry room. Community fire pit & bbq area, too! Minutes from world-class fishing, hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing... all year long, it's an outdoorsmans paradise! Use us as your base camp for all your NorCal adventures! Did we mention we have goats & chickens to watch, feed & pet? Fruit trees & wild blackberries. Walking trails through the forest, and the most perfect hilltop spot to kick back in our comfy Adirondacks with a glass of wine to stargaze.
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Trinity River FlyCamp

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 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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Regeneration Base Camp

1 site 路 RV, Tent320 acres 路 Callahan, CA
Beautiful land in the fishtail of the amazing Scott Valley just 35 minutes West of I-5. This is an 1850s homestead with an RV park constructed in 1964. We took ownership in Spring 2022 and are bringing the homestead and campground/RV park back to life. The East Fork of the Scott River runs through the land and we offer riverside dry camping as well as full RV hookups 500' from the river. Hiking, skiing, climbing, fishing, hunting and boating opportunities abound in the immediate vicinity. Ask us about ranch tours, goat hikes, catered picnics and meals grown and cooked onsite. This site is being offered through the non-profit organizations, The Future Starts Now, Inc. Through education, research and empowerment we bring about health, joy and abundance. Thanks for viewing and we look forward to hosting you in this gorgeous setting.
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Lewiston Lake Getaway

3 sites 路 Lodging15 acres 路 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聽in the 1960's.聽 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.聽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.聽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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Luxurious & Unique Creek-side Cabin

1 site 路 Lodging20 acres 路 Hayfork, CA
Experience the ultimate luxury in our serene creek-side cabins at Mystic Flora Farm. Whether a glamper or an outdoor enthusiast, this retreat offers it all Now adorned with the rustic allure of fall and winter, invite yourself to savor autumn hues on serene hikes and snow-kissed trails. Then cozy up with some hot chocolate and a book by a crackling fire This rare gem beckons you to experience its unique beauty-a perfect blend of seasonal charm and a comforting getaway. All 3 cabins included
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Cabin Hideaway

3 sites 路 Lodging, RVs2 acres 路 Dunsmuir, CA
This little cabin is located in Cedar Pines Rv Resort.
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Kosk Creek Campgrounds

25 sites 路 RVs, Tents50 acres 路 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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seclution and gold

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Trinity Center, CA
Learn more about this land:high in the trinity alps 20 miles from the head waters of the trinity river THERE IS A 20 acre gold claim just off highway three ... far from the city the stars come out great camping for cars ,,4x4 ,,and small trailors(UNDER 20 FT) . NO RVS ...WE HAVE ALL THE GEAR U NEED .. PANS,, SHOVELS ,,BUCKETS,,, SCOOPS SLUICES............... ...HIGH BANKING AND OTHER MACHINES CALL FIRST 5302663316. or 7074601519.. THERE IS ALSO AN OLD STAGE COACH STOP TO METAL DETECT ..AND A LAKE NEAR BY WITH BASS, TROUT, SALMON WE WELCOME U TO JOIN US ..bring your wadders or rubber boots聽.
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The best camping near Trinity Lake guide

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About

Trinity Lake is is a man made body of water with several marinas, campgrounds, and plenty of hiking opportunities. Known for its fishing, kayaking, and boat rentals there is always something new to try out on the water. Northwest of Redding, CA, Trinity Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in California. Like many other towns in the region, Trinity got it's start during the gold rush and as a result there are many local mining attractions nearby.

When to go

The best time to visit Trinity Lake is during the late spring to early fall, when the weather is warm and the natural beauty is at its peak. Winter can be harsh, with roads less accessible due to snow, making some areas of the lake difficult to reach.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your trip, as mountain weather can be unpredictable.
  • Be bear aware; store food securely and dispose of garbage properly.
  • Some areas may have limited cell phone reception; plan accordingly.
  • Boating permits are required for watercraft; ensure you have the necessary documentation.
  • Visit the official website for updates on any closures or restrictions.

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