BLM Trinity River campgrounds will open May 26


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A rushing river in a lush forest.

REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has announced that campgrounds along the Trinity River will open Wednesday, May 26, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and traditional start of the summer recreation season.

“These are beautiful spots that provide great access to the Wild and Scenic Trinity River,” said Jennifer Mata, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office. “Camping 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, west of Douglas City, offers 20 tent and trailer campsites and a riverbank beach. The Junction City Campground, west of Junction City, offers 22 tent and trailer sites. It is a convenient site for travelers on Route 299 between Redding and the coast. Both areas offer potable water, vault and flush toilets, picnic tables and campfire rings. Due to COVID precautions, the showers at the Douglas City Campground will remain closed. The fee is $10 per vehicle, per night, at both sites.

The smaller Steel Bridge Campground, about three miles east of Douglas City, has 12 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.

Camp hosts are on site at these locations.

The primitive Steiner Flat Campground will remain closed this summer while maintenance and improvement projects are underway.

Details, including maximum trailer length for each campground, are available by telephoning the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100. Information on these campgrounds and other recreation opportunities in the region is available 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.