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Northern California District
Release Date: 05/14/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 ,
  Bill Kuntz , (530) 224-2157  
News Release No. N-12-60

BLM to Open Trinity River Campgrounds

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced that its Trinity River campgrounds will be opening for the summer season. The Junction City and Steel Bridge campgrounds will be first to open on May 21, followed by the Douglas City Campground on May 24.

Junction City Campground is a mile-and-a-half west of Junction City along State Highway 299. It offers 22 campsites for tents and trailers, a paved loop road, vault toilets, potable water, bear-proof storage boxes, fire rings and picnic tables. The facility can accommodate trailers up to 40 feet long. The fee is $10 per night, with a $5 fee for additional vehicles per campsite.

The Steel Bridge Campground is about three miles east of Douglas City on Steel Bridge Road, about two miles from the junction with Highway 299. There are 12 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and bear-proof boxes. There are vault toilets, but no potable water. The fee is $5 per night with a $5 nightly fee for an extra vehicle. The campground can accommodate trailers up to 20 feet long.

A newly-built shower and restroom facility awaits campers at the Douglas City Campground. There are 24 tent/trailer campsites with fire rings, picnic tables and bear-proof storage boxes. The campground has a Trinity River beach, a paved loop road, flush toilets and potable water. It can accommodate trailers up to 40 feet long. The fee is $10 per night with a $5 nightly fee for extra vehicles. To reach the campground take Highway 299 to Douglas City and then follow Steiner Flat Road a mile-and-a-half west to the campground entrance.

BLM officials urge visitors to be careful around the Trinity River. Flows can change quickly, and there are hidden underwater obstacles in many areas.

More information is available by calling the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100, or by visiting


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Last updated: 05-16-2012