Redding Field Office


Campgrounds and other public lands open for camping have a stay limit of up to 14 days during any calendar year unless otherwise closed to camping. This can be 14 consecutive days or through a number of separate visits. If you are planning your trip to one of the following campgrounds near the opening or closing dates please call to confirm that the site is open before you travel.  Camping Limits

There are five developed campgrounds available within the BLM Redding Resource Area. The Shasta Campground below Shasta Dam, three campgrounds in Trinity County - Douglas City, Junction City, and Steel Bridge campgrounds - and Mallard Cove near Copco Lake in Siskiyou County which is co-managed with Pacific Power Company.  Three primitive camping areas are available at Forks of Butte Creek, Steiner Flat (Trinity River) and Stateline (Klamath River). The Reading Island group area along the Sacramento River is available with a permit. To reserve the Reading Island group camping area fill out the Reading Island application. Call the Redding Field Office for more information. There are detailed descriptions of each site below.

Camping is Prohibited at the Following Locations:
Clear Creek Greenway and Cloverdale
Swasey Recreation Area
Sacramento River Rail Trail System and public lands along Keswick Reservoir
Weaverville Community Forest and adjacent public lands
Areas posted as "No Camping" along the Wild & Scenic Trinity River

***BLM-Redding is looking for campground hosts for the summer 2013 season.  Hosts will be needed at Douglas City, Junction City, and Steel Bridge Campgrounds.  For more information or to apply, contact Bill Kuntz at 530-224-2157.***

Redding Field Office Campgrounds
Siskiyou, Trinity, Shasta, Tehama, and Butte Counties (view map)


Name of Campground




Open Dates

Trinity River Douglas City Campground 

$10 (per vehicle/night)

$5 for extra vehicle

20 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.Along the Trinity River. Follow State Highway 299 to Douglas City, turn onto Steiner Flat Road and go about one-half mile west of Douglas City to the campground turnoff.Mid May - Oct. 30, weather dependent
Trinity River  Junction City Campground

$10 (per vehicle/night) 

$5 for extra vehicle 

22 tent/trailer campsites, paved loop road, vault toilets, potable water, fire rings, and picnic tables. MAX trailer length is 40 feet.1.5 miles west of Junction City on State Highway 299.
Mid May - Nov. 30, weather dependent  
Trinity River   Steel Bridge Campground 

$5 (per vehicle/night)

$5 for extra vehicle

12 camping sites with picnic tables and fire rings, day-use parking area, vault toilet. No potable water. MAX trailer length is 20 feet.Along the Trinity River.  About three miles east of Douglas City on State Highway 299, turn north onto Steel Bridge Road and go about 2 miles to the campground.Mid May until winter weather forces closure
Trinity River Steiner Flat Primitive Campground no fees Primitive camping area.  8 tent sites suitable for tent camping or small trailers. Vault toilets, no potable water.
Along the Trinity River. Follow State Highway 299 to Douglas City, turn onto Steiner Flat Road and go about 2.5 miles west of Douglas City to the campground turnoff.

open all year

Chappie-Shasta OHV AreaShasta Campground$10 (per vehicle/night)27 tent/trailer campsites, picnic tables, paved loop road, vault toilets, OHV staging area, potable water, and fire rings.Along Keswick Reservoir, below Shasta Dam.  Take I-5 north from Redding about 10 miles to Shasta Dam Blvd.  Follow Shasta Dam Blvd. to Shasta Dam (dam hours are 6AM to 10PM), cross the dam, turn left and follow the road about 2 miles down to the campground and staging area.  To cross Shasta Dam you must show a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and your vehicle and trailer may be subject to all year
Sacramento RiverReading Island Group Campground

$90 per day, reservation only, group size limit of 20

Reading Island Application

Picnic Tables, fire ring, vault toilet

***No potable water***

5.4 miles east of Cottonwood at the end of Adobe Roadopen all year
Butte CreekForks of Butte Creek Primitive Campground no feesFire rings, water access, gold panning.  No toilets, no potable water, no trailers.From Paradise, take the Skyway north towards Stirling City, past Magalia turning left on Powelton Road (about 5 miles north of Magalia). Follow Powelton Road and turn right just past the PG&E water ditch (1/2 mile from the Skyway) onto Ditch Grade Road which will take you down to the Forks of Butte Creek and a primitive camping area. Mid May until winter weather forces closure
Klamath River Stateline on the Klamath River no fees Primitive boat ramp, picnic tables, and vault toilets.About 6.5 miles north of Copco Lake on Ager-Beswick Roadopen all year 
Copco LakeMallard Cove Campground no fees Boat ramp, RV parking and camping for 6  trailers, 4 campsites with picnic tables, toilet, fire rings, no potable water. Co-managed with Pacific Power Co.6.5 miles east of Hornbrook, CA, on Ager Road, then 15 miles north on Copco Lake Road. open all year

Bureau of Land Management
Redding Field Office
6640 Lockheed Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 224-2100
Fax: (530) 224-2172
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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