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Pit River Campsite Chimney Creek Campground Campsite at Afton Canyon

Campsite at Pit River Recreation Area

 Chimney Creek Campground

 Camping at Afton Canyon


Tremendous camping opportunities can be found on public lands throughout California.  These include developed campgrounds, dispersed camping opportunities and long term visitor areas.  For information on specific areas and sites visit the field office pages below. The map links provide field office boundaries. 


Alturas Field Office Campgrounds
Modoc, North Lassen, West Siskiyou, and Northwest Shasta Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

Pit RiverPit River Recreation Area$8/night; Group $12/night 8 campsites with tables, fire rings. Located on the Pit River with access for fishing, canoeing or rafting.From Redding, CA, take Highway 299 East toward Burney, CA. After Burney, go 12 miles east until you see the sign "Pit Power House" road. May1-Nov 30


Arcata Field Office Campgrounds
Humboldt, North Mendocino, Southwest Trinity, and Del Norte Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

King Range NCA Mattole$8/night14 tent/trailer campsites, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no hookups, potable water, parking area, wheel chair accessible. No OHV access.North end of King Range at the beach. U.S. 101 at Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew, or Ferndale exits. Follow signs toward Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Road to ocean.
  
Open all year
King Range NCAHoneydew Creek$8/night5 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No water (campground is near creek; treat water before drinking), no hookups. Wheelchair accessible.

U.S. 101 at South/Fork Honeydew exit. Follow signs to Honeydew, turn south onto Wilder Ridge Road toward Ettersburg for 1 mile.

 

Open all year
King Range NCA Horse Mountain $5/night9 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets. No water. No hookups.
 
U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 6.5 miles north on King Peak Road.
 
Open all year 
King Range NCA  Tolkan $8/night5 trailer/4 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No hookups. No water. Wheelchair accessible. This campground provides easy access to the Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail.
 
U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 3.5 miles north on King Peak Road.Open all year 
King Range NCA  Nadelos$8/night8 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, vault toilets. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. Chemise Mtn. Trailhead. Entire campground may be reserved for overnight group use for $85 per night. Minimum number of people in group is 20, and maximum group number is 60. All applications and fees must be received 30 days prior to the first use day. To request a permit application please call the BLM King Range Project Office at 707-986-5400. NO group reservations are available Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend or Labor Day weekend.  U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.Open all year 
King Range NCA  Wailaki $8/night13 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, vault toilets. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. Chemise Mtn. Trailhead.U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 2 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.Open all year 
Arcata Field OfficeLacks CreekFree5 tent campsites at Lacks Creek trailhead with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilet. No reservations are available. Camping in other designated sites is allowed. See map for designated sites. In winter and spring, call (707) 825-2300 for road conditions.Drive east on Highway 299 for 17.8 miles from Highway 101. Turn left at the Redwood Valley turn off (Bair Road) and travel 3.9 miles. Make a right turn at the sign that reads "Hoopa - 22 miles", and travel 5.9 miles up this windy gravel road. The entrance is a left turn.Open all year

Bakersfield Field Office
Southwest Kings, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, Northwest Kern, West Ventura Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

 Walker PassDonations 11 sites are walk-in sites for Pacific Crest Trail hikers and tent campers, while 2 sites have a parking spur for vehicles. Drinking water is no longer available, but an alternate source of water is from a nearby spring development located 1/10 mile west on Highway 178, in the bottom of the drainage by the 30 mph sign. Look for the square cement structure. West of Walker Pass on State Highway 178.open all year 
Chimney PeakChimney CreekDonations 32 sites nestled in a wooded setting at 5,700 feet. Drinking water is available. No trash cans. 

Access is from the graded dirt Canebrake Road. 

open all year
Chimney PeakLong ValleyDonations 13 sites at the trailhead for a 3-mile trail down to the South Fork of the Kern River.  No drinking water or trash cans.Located along the Long Valley Loop Road which is part of the Chimney Peak Back Country Byway. open all year 
Carrizo Plain National MonumentKCLDonations 12 campsites (two are elevated American Disability Act compliant), easily accessible from Soda Lake Road.  Picnic tables, fire rings, corrals and vault toilet.  No hookups and no trash cans.  If you pack it in, please pack it out. West of Soda Lake Road, 10.4 miles south of Goodwin Education Center, and 19 miles north of State Highway 166.open all year 
Carrizo Plain National MonumentSelbyDonations 13 campsites located in the foothills of the Caliente Mountains. Picnic tables, fire rings, corrals and vault toilet. No hookups and no trash cans.  If you pack it in, please pack it out.   4.5 miles south of Soda Lake Road at the end of Selby Road. open all year 
San Joaquin River Gorge Aholul$175 A group site which can accommodate up to 250 people, 6 large accessible tables, and two large fire rings. Paved parking lot which can accommodate large trailers or motor homes and two vault toilets. The site is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry, California in the scenic San Joaquin River Gorge. open all year 
San Joaquin River Gorge Yeh-Gub-Weh-Tuh

$10 single; $15 double

6 walk-in tent sites, with a maximum of 8 people per site, double and triple sites are also available. Drinking water available, and paved parking lot which can accommodate large trailers or motor homes. Camp host.The site is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry, California in the scenic San Joaquin River Gorge.open all year
San Joaquin River Gorge Equestrian$25Large unpaved parking area, 2 campsites accessible by vehicle, water, garbage, a portable toilet, and a 4-stall pole corral.The site is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry, California in the scenic San Joaquin River Gorge.open all year

Barstow Field Office Campgrounds
East Inyo and San Bernadino Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

Rainbow Basin Owl Canyon $6/night 30 RV/ tent sites available, campground host on site, 5 vault toilets and numerous trash receptacles, limited potable water (hand pump) temporarily non-functional, no electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, shade ramadas,  bbq and campfire rings, connecting 2 mile hiking trail, horses are allowed, with separate group site and 2 permanent horse corrals. From Main Street in Barstow, travel north on First Avenue and turn left on Irwin Road.  Proceed out of town until you see the sign for Rainbow Basin. Turn left on Fossil Bed Road and follow signs to Owl Canyon Campground.  open all year
Afton Canyon Afton Canyon $6/night 22 RV/ tent sites available, no campground host on site, 2 vault toilets, numerous trash cans, no electrical hook-ups, limited potable water from hand pump and cistern, shade ramadas, picnic tables and campfire rings.. 

Located in the Afton Canyon Natural Area ACEC, adjacent to the Mojave River, about 37 miles northeast of Barstow and a few miles south of Interstate 15. 

open all year 
 El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area $15/day; 
$30/week; $90/season 
Camping is allowed anywhere with the riding area that does not block travel on a road and within 100 feet from the edge of the El Mirage Dry Lake. Visitor Center, toilets. East of the main El Mirage community, Mountain View Road goes north from El Mirage Road into the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. open all year 
 Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area $30/week; $90/season; $120/season with holidays Camping is on a huge flat area. There are no facilities at Dumont other than pit toilet restrooms. No running water. The closest store, motels, gas stations, etc are in Baker, Ca (approx 30 miles). Located south of the Amargosa River and east of Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker, California. open all year 

Bishop Field Office Campgrounds
Mono and Northwest Inyo Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

Eastern Sierra Crowley Lake$5/night; $300/seasonLTVA, first come first serve, Potable Water Available, 376 people capacity, no horses, 47 RV/ tent sites available, 4 vault toilets, pull-through trailer spaces, picnic tables, campfire rings lantern holders, dumpstation, no electrical hook-ups.  US Highway 395 to Crowley Lake exit. Proceed west through the Crowley Lake Community for 2 miles. Turn north (right) at Crowley Lake Drive and proceed for 2 miles. Follow sign to campground.  Normal season of operation: Last weekend in April - October 31st.
Eastern Sierra Goodale Creek$5/night; $300/season 

LTVA, no potable water, first come first serve, no horses, 43 RV/ tent sites, pull-through trailer spaces available, 3 vault toilets, , picnic tables, campfire rings lantern holders, no electrical hook-ups.  

10 miles north of Independence on US Hwy 395, then 2 miles west on Aberdeen Road. Follow signs to campground. 

Nomal season of operation is mid-April to November 30, weather permitting.
Eastern Sierra  Horton Creek

$5/night
$300/season

LTVA, Potabale water available, first come first serve, 49 RV/tent sites available, 5 vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings, lantern holders, no electrical hook-ups, dumpstation, no horses allowed.  US Hwy 395 north, 8.5 miles to Sawmill Road. Turn left (south) onto Sawmill Road and then take an immediate right (west) onto Round Valley Road for 3 miles. Follow sign to campground. Normal Season of operation: May - Nov 1st 
Eastern Sierra  Tuttle Creek$5/night; $300/season LTVA, Drinking water available, first come first serve, 83 RV/tent sites available  9 vault toilets, no electrical hook-ups, 27 sites available for winter season (Nov.1– March), picnic tables, campfire rings, lantern stands, dumpstation, 2 horse corrals.From Hwy 395, drive 3.5 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road, then 1.5 miles south on Horseshoe Meadow Road. Follow signs to campground. Open all year
Eastern Sierra Pleasant Valley Pit$2/vehicle 75 sites, fires outside camping area need a permit, a dumpster is in the campground, 4 vault toilets, no water, some tables, fire rings..5 miles off of the Pleasant Valley Road. Labor Day (September) to mid-May

Eagle Lake Field Office Campgrounds
Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, and East Nevada Counties (view map)

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

North Eagle Lake$8/night20 sites in a pine and juniper forest. Vault toilets and drinking water are available. Some campsites can accommodate RV's up to 35 feet long. A campgroundhost is available.30 miles north of Susanville on Highway 139 and a half-mile west on Lassen County Road A-1.Mid-May to mid-Nov.
Rocky PointDonationsA vault toilet is available. Campers must pack out all items that they bring with them.From Susanville travel north on Highway 139 for 30 miles. Turn west (left) on County Road A-1 and travel approximately 6 miles. Turn south (left) at the bottom of a mile long grade.open all year
RamhornDonations10 sites with picnic tables and fire rings, one accessible vault toilet and a small horse corral. Small desert canyon east of Highway 395, 45 miles north of Susanville.open all year
DodgeDonations11 campsites with picnic tables, and fire rings and one accessible vault toilet. There is no drinking water.17 miles northeast of Ravendale, CA, beside Dodge Reservoir in the high desert setting of sagebrush hills with scattered junipers. open all year


El Centro Field Office Campgrounds
Imperial and Eastern San Diego Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

 LTVA

Hot Spring Long Term Visitor Area$40/2 weeks; $180/season Self-contained camping units only.* Vault toilets are located across the street from Hot Spring North. Onsite dumpster.
Dump station and water facilities located in Holtville. 
I-8 (West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro, CA) to 115 North/Van Der Linden (Exit 131). East on Evan Hewes for 3.8 miles.  Mid-Sep through Mid-April 

 LTVA

Pilot Knob Long Term Visitor Area$40/2 weeks; $180/season Self-contained camping units only.* Onsite dumpster. Nearest facilities are located in Yuma, AZ, seven miles east of Pilot Knob. 

I-8 (West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro, CA) to Sidewinder Rd. (Exit 164). South on Sidewider Rd. 

Mid-Sep through Mid-April  

 LTVA

Tamarisk Long Term Visitor Area$40/2 weeks; $180/seasonSelf-contained camping units only.*  Onsite dumpster. Nearest facilities are located in Yuma, AZ or Holtville, CA. I-8 (West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro, CA) to Hwy. 98 (Exit 143.)  Continue west on Hwy 98 for approximately 2.7 miles. Turn south onto a dirt road. Tamarisk LTVA will be on the west side of the road. Mid-Sep through Mid-April 
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational AreaNorth Dunes Campgrounds 

Off-site purchase:
$35/week

Onsite purchase:
$50/week

Oct 1 - Apr 15
$150/season

Gravel or paved surfaces for campers. 
Vault toilets, dumpsters. 
From Yuma, take I-8 west toward El Centro, CA (12 mi), Right on Ogilby Rd/CR-S34 (24 mi), turn Left onto CA-78 (9 mi).  Arrive at Glamis.open all year 
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational AreaSouth Dunes Campgrounds

Off-site purchase:
$35/week

Onsite purchase:
$50/week

Oct 1 - Apr 15
$150/season

Gravel or paved surfaces for campers. 
Vault toilets, dumpsters. 
From Phoenix, take I-10 west toward Los Angeles, CA (31 mi), merge onto AZ-85 South toward I-8/Yuma, AZ.  From Yuma, take I-8 west toward San Diego, CA. Buttercup: Take Gray's Well Rd. Exit South, Dunebuggy Flats: Take Gordon's Well Exit North.open all year 
McCain Valley Cottonwood $6/night  25 developed campsites, water, fire rings, tables, trash cans and vault toilets. Horses are allowed only in the east loop. From Interstate 8, take the Boulevard exit. Proceed south to the first stop sign. Turn left/east on Old Highway 80.After approximately 2 miles, turn left on McCain Valley Road. open all year 
McCain Valley Lark Canyon$6/night 15 developed campsites. Fire rings, tables, water (not tested safe for drinking), trash cans, and 8 vault toilets are found in the campground. Group camping sites are available.

From Interstate 8, take the Boulevard exit. Proceed south to the stop sign at Old Highway 80.Turn east (left) on Old Highway 80.At approximately two miles, turn north (left) on McCain Valley Road. Continue on McCain Valley Road for approximately four miles.

open all year

*LTVA:  Camping is in self-contained units only.  Self-contained camping units must have a permanent, affixed waste water holding tank of 10-gallon minimum capacity. BLM does not consider port-a-potty systems, systems that utilize portable holding tanks, or permanent holding tanks of less than 10-gallon capacity, to be self-contained.


 


Hollister Field Office Campgrounds
Contra Costa, West San Joaquin, West Stanislaus, West Merced, West Fresno, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

San Benito CountyCondon Peak Recreation Areano fees Developed campsites with: vault toilets, shaded picnic tables, fire-pits, and a kiosk providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area.  No electricity, trash collection, or running water. From Hollister go south on State Highway 25 and turn left at Coalinga Road heading east.  Continue approximately 21 miles to the Access point on your left at the San Benito-Fresno County line.  open all year 
San Benito CountyLaguna Mountain Recreation Areano fees2 campgrounds (Laguna & Sweetwater) each with developed campsites including level RV pads, fire rings, shade structures, picnic benches, vault toilets, and a kiosk providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area. No electricity, trash collection, or running water.From Hollister take State Highway 25 south.  Turn left onto Coalinga Road and look for the access points located on the west side of the road.  From Coalinga take Gale Avenue west which turns into Derrick Avenue.  Turn left on Los Gatos Creek Road.  Los Gatos Road turns into Coalinga Road at the Fresno County line.  Continue on Coalinga Road and look for the access points located on the west side of the road.open all year
South Monterey CountyWillams Hill Recreation Areano fees7 campsites with: vault toilets, shaded picnic tables, fire-pits, and a kiosk providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area.  No electricity, trash collection, or running water.Primary access is from U.S. Highway 101.  Take the San Ardo exit and travel west onto Paris Valley Road, turn left onto Lockwood-San Ardo Road.open all year

Mother Lode Field Office Campgrounds
Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, Sacramento, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Toulumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, and Fresno Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

Merced River McCabe Flat $10/night 11 Walk-in campsites, 3 Vehicle/RV campsites, pit toilets, and composting toilets, picnic tables, fire grills, and garbage collection. From Mariposa, follow Hwy 140 to Briceburg, then river road to site.   April 30-Sept. 5 
Merced River Willow Placer $10/night9 Walk-in campsites, 1 Large group site, pit toilets, and composting toilets, picnic tables, fire grills, and garbage collection. 

From Mariposa, follow Hwy 140 to Briceburg, then river road to site.  

April 30-Sept. 5
Merced River Railroad Flat$10/night 3 Walk-in campsites, 6 Vehicle/RV campsites, pit toilets, and composting toilets, picnic tables, fire grills, and garbage collection.From Mariposa, follow Hwy 140 to Briceburg, then river road to site.  April 30-Sept. 5 
South Yuba River South Yuba $5/night16 campsites for tents or RV's, piped water, pit toilets (wheelchair bound person will require assistance), picnic tables, fire grills, garbage collection. From Nevada City, follow Highway 49 to North Bloomfield Road and travel ten (10) miles to South Yuba Recreation Lands. From the one lane bridge at Edwards Crossing it is approximately 1-1/2 miles on a dirt/gravel road to the campground. April-Oct. 15th 

  Needles Field Office Campgrounds
San Bernadino County (view map)

 

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

 Horse Thief CampNo fee 3 single and 1 double campsite, tables and fire grates, vault toilet.      Located 23 miles north of I-15 on Excelsior Mine Road (use the Cima Road Exit).  open all year 

Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office Campgrounds
Southeast Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Southwest San Bernadino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

 Corn Springs $6/night9 camp sites including 1 group site is available with tables, grills, potable water, and shade ramadas. Handicap accessible vaulted toilets are also available in this campground. From Interstate 10, take the Corn Springs Exit and turn south. At the end of the road take a left and watch for the sign for Corn Springs Campground, located 10 miles from I-10.  open all year
 Midland Long Term Visitor Area$40/2 weeks; $180/season  Situated on flattened desert pavements. Amenities include a dump station and trash collection. 

From Blythe, CA, travel 8 miles north on Lovekin Road. (Lovekin Road will turn into Midland Road 2 miles north of Blythe.) 

Mid-Sep through Mid-April
Mule Mountain Long Term Visitor Area Coon Hollow $40/2 weeks; $180/season 28 campsites with picnic tables, grills, shade ramadas and handicapped-accessible vault toilets. Potable water is not available on site. A trailer sanitary station is located two miles north of the campground on Wiley's Well Road. Located on Wiley's Well Road, three miles south of the Bradshaw Trail National Back Country Byway. Mid-Sep through Mid-April 
Mule Mountain Long Term Visitor Area  Wiley's Well$40/2 weeks; $180/season 14 campsites, with picnic tables, grills, shade ramadas and handicapped-accessible vault toilets. Potable water is not available on site. A trailer sanitary station is located two miles south of the campground on Wiley's Well Road. Located on Wiley's Well Road, nine miles south of Interstate 10.Mid-Sep through Mid-April 

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

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

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 inspection.open 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


Ridgecrest Field Office Campgrounds
Inyo, West Kern, Northwest San Bernadino, and Northeast Los Angeles Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

 Fossil Fails$6/night 11 sites, restroom, a hand pump for potable water, fire rings and picnic tables. Fossil Falls is located 45 minutes north of the city of Ridgecrest on the east side of US 395. Take the Cinder Road exit.  open all year 

Surprise Field Office Campgrounds
East Modoc, Northeast Lassen, and Washoe, NV, Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

East of Fort Bidwell, CAFee Reservoir no fees Pack-in, Pack-out campsites, group, toilet, semi-primitive camp sites, vault toilets, 7 sites with enclosed fire rings and picnic tables, 20 - 24 ft. trailers/RVs possible, approximately 30 miles to nearest food/gasoline/hospital, no drinking water available on site. There is a 14 day maximum stay limit. First-come first-served basis.From Cedarville, CA, take Surprise Valley Road north 20 - 25 miles turning right (east) onto Fee Reservoir Road. Take it 6 - 8 miles to the reservoir site. open all year weather permitting
Hays Range, NV

Divine Springs Dispersed

no feesPack-in, Pack-out campsites, group, primitive campsites, 5 sites with 5 fire rings, 2 game hanging stations, 1 informational kiosk, 1 registration box, approximately 30 miles to nearest food/gasoline/hospital, no drinking water available on site.  There is a 14 day maximum stay limit. First-come first-served basis.Hays Canyon Route:  4WD required.  Head south on Co. Rd. 1 out of Cedarville for 15 miles.  Turn left on County Road 38.  Continue for 7 miles onto Hays Canyon road.  Once you reach the summit, turn left and follow signs to campground.  Camp will be on your left.open all year weather permitting
High Rock CanyonHigh Rock Canyonno feesPack-in, Pack-out camping, group, no campsites, no camping amenities, approximately 47 miles to nearest food/gasoline/hospital, no drinking water available. There is a 14 day maximum stay limit.Head East on 299E out of Cedarville toward Vya for 20 miles.  Turn right on HWY 8A toward Sheldon NWR.  Continue on 8A for 12 miles. Take a right on Stevens Camp Road.  Follow signs for 15 miles past Stevens Camp Cabin.open 2nd weekend in May thru February 1st
Historic Applegate Trail, Northwestern NVMassacre Ranch Cabinno feesPack-in, Pack-out primitive cabin. The cabin has a wood stove, lights and electrical outlets (generator required), a table, and an outside fire pit. Approximately 24 Miles to nearest food/gasoline/hospital. Water may not be available on site and all water should be treated prior to use. There is a 14 day maximum stay limit.  First-come first-served basis.Head East on 299E out of Cedarville toward Vya for 20 miles.  Take a right on Massacre Cabin road (road will be directly after cattle guards and marked with a designated route post).  Continue on road for 4 miles, cabin will be on the left.open all year weather permitting
North End of High Rock CanyonStevens Campno feesPack-in, Pack-out. Four established camping areas at Stevens Camp, including a large site near the free use cabin. The cabin site(s) includes amenities such as a vault toilet, picnic tables, fire pits and a grill. The cabin itself is available for public use on a first-come first-served basis and includes amenities such as running water (must be treated prior to drinking), a wood stove, a shower and hot water heater, and connections for generator to provide power and lights to the cabin.  Approximately 42 Miles to nearest food/gasoline/hospital. There is a 14 day maximum stay limit.Head East on 299E out of Cedarville toward Vya for 20 miles.  Turn right on HWY 8A toward Sheldon NWR.  Continue on 8A for 12 miles. Take a right on Stevens Camp Road.  Follow signs for 10 miles. The cabin will be on your left.open all year weather permitting


Ukiah Field Office Campgrounds
Mendocino, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Yolo, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, and Marin Counties (view map)

Area

Name of Campground

Fee

Amenities

Location

Open Dates

South Cow MountainBuckhornno fees4 sites, toilet facilities, picnic tables and fire grates/ BBQs.In Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Follow Mill Creek Road 5 miles to staging area, veer right where road forks (there is a directional sign) and continue about 3.5 miles on turning at the trail #20open all year
North Cow MountainGoat Rockno fees2 units, water for animals, picnic tables, and fire grates/ BBQs.In Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Turn left and proceed 3 miles to Mendo Rock Road, park at Mendo Rock Road. Take Glen Eden trail east about 4 miles: hiking or horseback access only.open all year
Norh Cow MountainMayacmasno fees6 units, toilet facilities, water for animals, picnic tables, and fire grates/ BBQs.In Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Turn left and proceed 3 miles to Mendo Rock Road, and follow to site, about 10 miles.open all year
South Cow MountainRed Mountainno fees11 Units, picnic tables, and fire grates/ BBQs.In Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Follow Mill Creek Road 5 miles to staging area, veer right where road forks (there is a directional sign) and continue 2.5 miles.open all year
Cow Mountain (detached)Sheldon Creekno fees5 units, picnic tables, and fire grates/ BBQs.U.S. 101 to Hopland Road in Hopland, east 3 miles to Old Toll Road, 8 miles south on a gravel road.open all year
Indian Valley ResevoirBlue Oakno fees6 units, toilet facilities, picnic tables, and fire grates/ BBQs.From Highway 20, go north on Walker Ridge Road 5.4 miles to "T" intersection.  Turn left and proceed 2.4 miles to campground.open all year
Indian Valley ResevoirKowalskino feesPrimitive camping with no developed facilities. This is hike-in or boat-in access only.From Highway 20, go  north on Walker Ridge Road 5.4 miles to "T" intersection. Turn left and proceed 4 miles to Indian Valley Reservoir. To hike to site, cross Indian Valley dam to trailhead. Hike 2.5 miles to campsites. To boat to site, proceed northwest approximately 1 mile to site.open all year
KnoxvilleLower Hunting Creekno fees5 sites with shade structures, vault toilet, trash cans, and 3 overflow campsites. There is no potable water at the site.Located at the intersection of Dunnigan Hill Road and Hunting Creek Road at Hunting Creek.open all year