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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
TRINITY LAKE
JACKASS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Sunset from Jackass Campground
View from Jackass Campground

View from Jackass Campground
View from Jackass Campground

It is getting harder to find free campgrounds,
and Trinity Lake is no exception. You need to
have a boat or camp on the east side of the
lake, which is more primitive with rough roads.
If your up for the adventure, there are some
great campgrounds and much less people.

Mile 19-20
Mile 19-20 Road#106

Mile 19-20 Road#106
Mile 19-20 Road#106

Road#106 includes some incredible views
of Trinity Lake with the mountains in the
background.

Clear Creek Campground
Clear Creek C.G.

CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND
Clear Creek is a free campground.
There are campsites on both sides of the
bridge. Usually limited numbers of people.
28 miles from Hwy.299, turn east and it
is 2 miles on a narrow, rough dirt road.
Metal firerings and grill, picnic tables, and
vaulted toilets. Open all year. No water.
Take garbage to Coffee Creek R.S.
Number of Campsites: 8
(If you continue on the road past Clear
Creek Campground, it is 18 miles to I-5.)

View from Jackass Campground
View from Jackass Campground

View from Jackass Campground
View from Jackass Campground

View from Jackass Campground
View from Jackass Campground

JACKASS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Jackass Creek Campground is free.
You can fall in love with this campground.
Metal and masonry stoves, picnic tables,
and vaulted toilets. Open all year. No water.
4 miles on Road#119. Rough dirt road.
(The road number is unmarked, but there
is a sign pointing to Jackass Springs C.G.)
Take garbage to Coffee Creek R.S.
Number of Campsites: 21

ROAD#36N27
Near Jackass Springs...
The gate was locked at Jackass Springs.
Road#36N27 follows along Trinity Lake
a couple miles, looping back to Road#119,
near the junction of Road#106

DISPERSED CAMPING
Camping Permitted on the shorelines of Trinity Lake,
with the exception of Highway 3, between Wyntoon
Resort and Road#106

Distances from Jct. of Highway 299 and Road#106
(Towards French Gulch)

Trinity Lake
Jackass Springs
Trinity Center

20 miles
34 miles
47 miles

23.5 miles to end of pavement

There are some dispersed camping areas on Road#106
From the junction of Highway 299 going north...

Between Hwy.299 and French Gulch
Pullout area along creek.
Between Hwy.299 and French Gulch

Between Hwy.299 and French Gulch
Pullout area along creek.
Between Hwy.299 and French Gulch

Little Cabin / Shelter
Little Cabin / Shelter
Apx 16 miles from Jct. of Highway 299

Camp area
Apx 16 miles from Jct. of Highway 299

Apx. 16 miles from Hwy.299, is a camping
and parking area. There is a little cabin and
old building foundations... continue north and
there is another camp area around the corner.

Feeny Ridge Road / Road#35N70Y
Feeny Ridge Road / Road#35N70Y
at the junction of Road#106
(The paved road is 106)

Water levels can fluctuate greatly on a daily basis.
Lake levels can vary from a few inches to several feet.

Campfire Permits Required

Camping Limited to 14 Days

There are several "Boat Access Only" campgrounds.
CAPTAINS POINT CAMPGROUND
MARINERS ROOST CAMPGROUND
RIDGEVILLE CAMPGROUND
RIDGEVILLE ISLAND CAMPGROUND
All of above boat campgrounds are free.
No water, vaulted toilets.

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
Most of the campgrounds have flush toilets.
PREACHER MEADOW CAMPGROUND $11.00
ALPINE VIEW CAMPGROUND $16.00
HOWARD FLAT CAMPGROUND $16.00
CLARK SPRINGS CAMPGROUND $11.00
MINERSVILLE CAMPGROUND $15.00
FAWN GROUP CAMP $85.00
60 sites, flush toilets
STONEY GROUP CAMP $70.00
10 sites, flush toilets
STONEY POINT CAMPGROUND $12.00
Tent only sites
TANNERY GULCH CAMPGROUND $16.00
RUSH CREEK CAMPGROUND $6.00
ACKERMAN CAMPGROUND $12.00
Flush toilets...
(Last updated 2006)

There used to be several small towns in the
Trinity River Valley, which were covered
by the waters of Trinity and Lewiston
lakes in the early 1960's.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
California Fire Permits Required

BEAR FACTS
Bears are common around Trinity Lake

LINKS:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/shastatrinity

DIRECTIONS:
From Redding, CA
Take Highway 299 west
Turn north towards French Gulch
Continue past French Gulch on Road#106
Turn on Road#119 to Jackass Springs
From Weaverville
Take Highway 299 east
Turn north towards French Gulch
Continue past French Gulch on Road#106
Turn on Road#119 to Jackass Spring
From Coffee Creek
Take Highway 3 south
Turn on Road#106 (Near Carrville Pond)
Turn on Road#119 to Jackass Spring
NOTE: Most roads are unmarked...

Mile 20-21 Road#106
Mile 20-21 Road#106

Snow not removed 7 miles past French Gulch

Weaverville Ranger Station
210 W. Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093

Also see: HIGHWAY 3 / COFFEE CREEK
Also see:
HIGHWAY 3 / HORSE FLAT
Also see:
SHASTA LAKE

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
TRINITY LAKE
JACKASS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND