BLM opening Trinity River campgrounds May 5


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Kayakers in a forest river.

REDDING, Calif. – With summer camping season just around the corner, the Bureau of Land Management is preparing to open Trinity River campgrounds, along State Route 299, on Friday, May 5. These campgrounds are first-come, first-served, with no reservations taken. Campers can deposit their fees in cash at campground collection boxes. The maximum stay is 14 days.

“These are beautiful spots to access the Trinity River for fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports,” said Jennifer Mata, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office. “Camping along the Trinity River is a great way for families to connect with nature and learn about the natural wonders to be found on our public lands.”

The Douglas City Campground, just west of Douglas City, offers 23 tent and trailer campsites and a riverbank beach. The site offers flush toilets and showers. The Junction City Campground, west of Junction City, offers 21 tent and trailer sites and vault toilets. It is a convenient site for travelers on State Route 299 between Redding and the coast. Both areas offer picnic tables and campfire rings. The fee is $10 per vehicle, per night, at both sites.

The smaller Steel Bridge Campground, about six miles east of Douglas City, has 11 camping sites with picnic tables and fire rings. There are vault toilets. There is no potable water. The fee is $5 per vehicle, per night.

Details, including maximum trailer length for each campground, are available by telephoning the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100, or by visiting the website at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.