Local Lodging and Camping Options

The following is a pretty dang complete resource of camping and lodging sites in our beautiful corner of the world. Trinity, Shasta, and Humboldt counties are known for their world class hiking, boating, and wilderness experiences. We encourage you to spend time exploring this amazing place we call home and hope you find it as magical as we do!

  • – Guide Favorites

Big Bar Area (Closest to 6RR & CA-299)

Roughing – it! (Campsites)

  • Big Bar Picnic Area (No Potable Water/No Restroom/No Fee) – Travel directly across from the Big Bar Ranger Station on Corral Bottom Rd. Cross the bridge and continue on for about 1/8 mile. The campground will be marked with a Forest Service sign.
  • Big Flat Campground (No Potable Water/Vault Toilets/$12 per night) – From Big Bar Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 299 three miles to the small town of Big Flat. Continue on Hwy 299 approximately 1 more mile to Wheel Gulch Road. Turn right at the Forest Service sign onto Wheel Gulch Road, driving up the entrance to the campground.
  • Junction City Campground (Trailer Accommodation/Vault Toilets/Potable Water/$10 per night) – From Six Rivers Rafting, head east on CA-299 for 4 miles. The campground entrance will be on the left side.
  • Hobo Gulch Campground (No Water/Vault Toilets/No Fee) – From Six Rivers Rafting, head 1.5 mile on CA-299W. Turn right onto East Fork Rd. and continue for 4 miles. Take a slight left turn onto Hobo Gulch Rd. and proceed for 5 miles. Turn left to stay on Hobo Gulch Rd. for 7 miles.
  • Pigeon Point Campground (20-ft Trailer Accommodation/No Potable Water/Vault Toilets/$12 per night/Reservation Required for Group Sites) – From Six Rivers Rafting, travel east on Hwy 299 for 2 miles. The campground will be on the south side of Hwy 299.
  • Hayden Flat Campground (Drinking Water Available/Vault Toilets/$12 per night/Reservation Required for Group Camping) – From the Big Bar Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 299 through the community of Big Bar. Proceed 7 miles through the town of Del Loma, continuing east 1 more mile to the campground. Part of the campground will be on the north side of 299 and will be marked by a Forest Service sign. The other portion is located just east, approximately 1/8 mile and will be on the south side of Hwy 299.
  • Ripstein Campground (No Potable Water/Vault Toilets/No Fee) – From Six Rivers Rafting, travel Hwy 299 east 5 miles to Junction City making a left turn onto Canyon Creek Road just passed the old bar and restaurant (Cody’s Café) that is there. Once on Canyon Creek road, travel about 10 miles to the campground entrance.

Glamping (Cabins/RV Hook-ups/Facilities/Amenities)

Backpacking – Hike in Camping



Hayfork Area Camping (if traveling CA-36)

Trinity Lake

Humboldt County, CA

Roughing – it! (Campsites)

  • Big Lagoon County Park (First come, first serve, 25 campsites, $25 per night, flushing toilets, potable water, coin operated showers) off Highway 101 in Humboldt County, 7 miles north of Trinidad. Visitors to the campground have both a freshwater lagoon and an ocean beach adjacent to the campground. The lagoon is great for boating and fishing. Although swimming is not recommended on the ocean beach, the miles of sand offer wonderful opportunities for beach combing and surf fishing.
  • Sue Meg State Park (Restrooms, showers, and potable water available, To make reservations, visit www.reservecalifornia.com.) “Thirty miles north of Eureka, Sue-meg State Park sits on a lushly forested promontory beside the Pacific Ocean. The one-square-mile park is densely packed with potential adventures. On a short walk around the perimeter of the park, you can hunt for agates, explore tidepools, and walk through a jungle of shrubs and trees as you peer out at seals, sea lions, and migrating whales. In the park’s interior, you’ll find a visitor center, a native plant garden, and a reconstructed Yurok plank-house village. You can picnic or wake up to birdsong at one of three campgrounds. In summer, you can witness a traditional ceremony at Sumêg Village or take a hike led by a docent or professional naturalist. You don’t have to go far to find something fascinating at Sue-meg.”
  • Mattole Campground (14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no hookups, first come first serve.)
  • Richardson Grove State Park – A four-hour drive from San Francisco, the park features stunning coastal redwoods more than three hundred feet tall and a national “wild and scenic” river (the South Fork of the Eel). Check out the walk-through tree and the bat tree; learn from the tree-ring study conducted in 1933. You can camp, picnic, and hike on nine miles of trails. Don’t miss the gentle “racetrack” path, which passes many unusual redwoods, including a chandelier tree with multiple trunks branching several feet above the ground. Richardson Grove is liveliest in the summer, when the visitor center and nature store are open. Summer brings campfire programs, Junior Ranger activities, and guided nature walks.
  • Mad River Campground – some first come first serve campsites, available for RV and tent camping, tables, campfire rings, vault toilets and drinking water is available on site. Campground is located on a bluff overlooking the river, with ample shade available. Fishing is popular and will produce many trout for experienced fishers. Nearby Ruth lake is popular for swimming, boating, and other water related activities. Ruth Lake is about three miles south of the campground.


Shasta County, CA

Roughing – it (Campsites)

Shasta Lake