The best Camping in and near Whiskeytown, California (2024)

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    • Shasta County, California

      Hike to the top of South Fork Mountain

      5 mi / 4181 ft gain

      Starting from the Kanaka Peak Trailhead, follow the Kanaka Peak Trail all the way, continuing on past the Peltier Trail Junction and the Kanaka Cutoff Trail Junction until the trail begins to head east (about 2-2.5 miles from the trailhead) and there is a gently sloping hill on your right that is...

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    • Redding, California

      Camp at Shasta Campground

      Shasta Campground offers27 tent/trailer campsites, picnic tables, paved loop road, vault toilets, OHV staging area, potable water, and fire rings. To get to the campground headalong Keswick Reservoir, below Shasta Dam. Take I-5 north from Redding about 10 miles to Shasta Dam Blvd. Follow Shas...

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    • Redding, California

      Houseboat Lake Shasta

      1 mi / 1 ft gain

      Lake Shasta sits at the foot of infamous Mt Shasta, past the major Northern California city of Redding.From the Bay Area you can count on at least a 3.5 hour drive to get to waters edge, but the drive goes by quickly just cruising on HWY 5.There are multiple Marinas on Shasta but the largestis...

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    • Douglas City, California

      Camp at Steel Bridge Campground

      Steel Bridge is locatedalong the Trinity River. About three miles east of Douglas City on State Highway 299,turn north onto Steel Bridge Road andgo about 2 miles to the campground.This campground is open from Mid-May until winter weatherforcesclosure.Thecampground is home to12camping s...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Camp at Hayward Flat on Trinity Lake

      We drove all around Trinity Lake and this was the best campground we found!Located right on Trinity Lake you will find Hayward Flat Campground. From Weaverville California you will follow highway 3 north about 20 miles. Then take a right on Hayward Flat road two miles. Boom, you are there.The...

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    • Douglas City, California

      Camp at Douglas City Campground

      The campground amenities include20 tent/trailer campsites, group picnic area, picnic tables, telephone, beach, paved loop road, flush and vault toilets, potable water, and fire rings. MAX trailer length is 28 feet.Douglas City is locatedalong the Trinity River.Follow State Highway 299 to Dougl...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Backpack Stony Ridge in the Trinity Alps

      16.5 mi / 4500 ft gain

      The Trinity Alps hasmiles and milesof beautifultrails, butone of the more stunningsections is the Four Lakes Loop. There are two main trailheads that access the trail.Long Canyon Trail and Stony Ridge Trail both are both beautiful but Stony Ridge is the more popular route yet strenuous.To...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Backpack Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lake

      25 mi / 4448 ft gain

      The Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes trailfeatures many beautiful lakes, meadows, and an area that resembles a jungle. Dogs are able to use this trail. This trail can be done as a day hike, an overnight, or a three-day backpacking trip. If you choose to make it a three day, the meadows ...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

      5.0

      27.06 mi / 4213 ft gain

      The trail begins just past the Trinity Alps Resort, a private collection of cabins near Weaverville, CA. Hikers wanting an early start can spend the night at the Bridge Camp Campground, located next to the trailhead.The path starts out wide and level, following an old road to the wilderness bou...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Stuart Fork to Alpine Lake

      16 mi / 4265 ft gain

      Nestled in the heights of the Trinity Alps, this hike to Alpine Lake is not for the faint of heart.Before embarking on this adventure call the Weaverville Ranger station to check snow levels as well as the flow of the Stuart Fork River. If you are too early in the summer season the snowpack wi...

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    • Trinity Center, California

      Backpack to Bear Basin and The Four Lakes Loop

      30.1 mi

      Day 1 Swift Creek Trail Head to Bear BasinThe trip begins at the Swift Creek trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are very easy to get, just stop by the Ranger station in Weaverville, CA. They are free and can be self-issued in front of the ranger station, or you can go in if you wou...

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    • Junction City, California

      Fly Fish the Trinity River

      The Trinity River is one that is rarely visited by your typical Bay Area resident. In fact, much of true Northern California is "untouched" in the eyes of those who live in The City, which is what drew me to this place to begin with. After a five hour journey from San Francisco, we made it to our...

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    • Junction City, California

      Camp at Junction City Campground

      3.0

      Junction City Campground is home to22 tent/trailer campsites, paved loop road, vault toilets, potable water, fire rings, andpicnic tables. MAX trailer length is 40 feet. The campground islocated1.5miles west of Junction City on State Highway 299.Dogs are welcome in the campground -- please k...

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    • Junction City, California

      Canyon Creek Lakes

      4.3

      14.35 mi / 2605 ft gain

      Numerous starting points with over 550 miles of trail and easily 50+ different featured trails depending on length and what type of activity you are are looking for. One of the more popular trails, and rightfully so, is Canyon Creek Lakes Trail. This 16 mile roundtrip hike has an overall elevatio...

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    • Junction City, California

      Backcountry Camp in the Canyon Creek Drainage

      9 mi / 2600 ft gain

      The first half of the Canyon Creek Drainage is one of the most popular destinations within the Trinity Alps, but the second half goes largely unexplored and uninhabited by sojourners. Four peaks – Thompson Peak, Wedding Cake, Mt. Hilton, and Sawtooth Peak – surround the basin and offer adventurer...

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    • Junction City, California

      Scramble Thompson Peak

      4.0

      22.7 mi / 6100 ft gain

      This adventure begins at the Canyon Creek Lakes in the Trinity Alps wilderness. Park at the Canyon Creek Trailhead near Junction City and hike the well-maintained and easy-to-follow trail for 8 miles. Once you reach the Canyon Creek Lakes, your off-trail adventure officially begins.I’d recommend...

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