Forest Service Opens 12-More Campsites in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Gumboot Lake

Last week, Forest Service officials announced they would be reopening 37 campsites in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, just in time for the beautiful May weather and the annual tradition of camping during Memorial Day weekend. Now they have added 12 more to that list, bringing the total campsites open in the national forest to 49.

Here are the new openings that the forest service announced on Friday:

Trinity River Management Unit
• Goldfield Campground
• Mariners Roost Campground
• Ridgeville Island Campground
• Ridgeville Campground
• Ripstein Campground
• Skunk Point Group Campground
• Trinity Vista Day Use Area
• Lewiston Vista Day Use Area

South Fork Management Unit
• Basin Gulch Campground
• Forest Glen Campground
• Hell Gate Campground

Shasta-McCloud Management Unit
• Camp 4 Group Campground
• Gumboot Campground
• McBride Springs Campground

The forest service is currently asking people to recreate locally. Visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting national forests and come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash. Remember to recreate responsibly by keeping the following in mind:

• Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others

• Do not gather in groups other than those in your household and please follow the latest guidance from officials.

• Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass

• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.

Here is a full list of open outdoor areas in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest:

Shasta Lake Area

Campgrounds opening in Shasta Lake Area

  • Antlers Campground
  • Bailey Cove Campground
  • Chirpchatter Campground
  • Deadlun Campground
  • Ellery Creek Campground
  • Lakeshore East Campground
  • Lower Jones Valley Campground
  • Madrone Campground
  • McCloud Bridge Campground
  • Upper Jones Valley Campground

Group Campgrounds opening Shasta Lake Area

  • Dekkas Rock Group Campground
  • Gregory Creek Group Campground
  • Mariners Point Group Campground
  • Moore Creek Campground
  • Nelson Point Campground
  • Pine Point Campground

Picnic Areas opening in Shasta Lake Area

  • Bailey Cove Day Use Area
  • Dekkas Rock Day Use Area
  • Fishermans Point Day Use Area
  • McCloud Bridge Day Use Area

Big Bar Area

Campgrounds opening in Big Bar Area

  • Hayden Flat Campground
  • Pigeon Point Campground

Group Campgrounds opening in Big Bar Area

  • Pigeon Point Group Campground

Day Use Areas opening in Big Bar Area

  • Cedar Flat Picnic Area
  • Whites Bar Picnic Area
  • Big Flat River Access

Trinity Area

Campgrounds opening in Trinity Area

  • Ackerman Campground
  • Alpine View Campground
  • Bushytail Campground
  • Hayward Flat Campground
  • Preacher Meadow Campground
  • Rush Creek Campground
  • Tannery Gulch Campground (however TG water sytem is non-op, so please bring enough water for your trip)
  • Bridge Camp Campground
  • Clark Springs Campground
  • Cooper Gulch Campground
  • Eagle Creek Campground
  • Mary Smith Campground
  • Minersville Campground
  • Trinity River Campground
  • Goldfield Campground
  • Mariners Roost Campground
  • Ridgeville Island Campground
  • Ridgeville Campground
  • Ripstein Campground
  • Skunk Point Group Campground
  • Trinity Vista Day Use Area
  • Lewiston Vista Day Use Area        
  • Basin Gulch Campground
  • Forest Glen Campground
  • Hell Gate Campground                                  

Picnic Areas opening in Trinity Area

  • Clark Springs Day Use Area and Beach
  • Cooper Gulch Day Use Area
  • Pine Cove Picnic Area

Hayfork Area

Cabin rentals opening in Hayfork Area

  • Forest Glen Guard Station
  • Post Creek Lookout

Yolla Bolla Area

Campgrounds opening in Yolla Bolla area

  • Tomhead Saddle Campground

Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area

Mt. Shasta area above 10,000 feet is opening

Campgrounds opening in Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area

  • Fowlers Campground
  • Sims Flat Campground
  • Cattle Camp Campground
  • Camp 4 Group Campground
  • Gumboot Campground
  • McBride Springs Campground

Day Use sites opening in Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area

  • Bunny Flat and all Everitt Memorial Highway day use sites – the gate at Bunny Flat will be closed until at least July 1
  • Castle Lake Day Use Area
  • Sims Day Use Area
  • Pollard Flat Day Use Area
  • McCloud River Falls area (Lower/Upper/Middle Falls; Lakin Dam; Cattle Camp swimming hole)
  • Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park

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