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Camping along the I-5 Corridor:  From Dunsmuir, CA to the Oregon Border

Sims Flat Campground


This is a great little campground less than a mile from Interstate 5 located right near the Siskiyou County line, the camp is actually located in Shasta County. 

There are 19 sites, and no reservations. Mid size RV's and campers can be accommodated as well as tents. Self-registration fee station at entrance: $15.00 per night, with a14 day limit.


Lake Siskiyou Camp


This is a commercial establishment open from April 1 through October 31, snow levels permitting opening. Close to Interstate 5 at Mt. Shasta City. Great for weekend or longer camping, and a pleasant place to stay while traveling I-5 en route. The campground offers a wide variety of camp spaces from full hook up, to water and electric only, to simple tent spots. Cabins and other accommodations are also available.

Great fishing, boating, swimming, relaxing, and a nice hiking trail around the lake. Nice boat ramp. Convenience store on site as well as small eatery with pizza and similar foods. Total number of camping spots unknown but there are over 200, information can be obtained during the season via phone, and some information can be found at their website listed below.

McBride Springs Camp


McBride Springs Camp is located on the base of Mt. Shasta. This camp is only a few miles off I-5, but at the 4,800 elevation mark.

There are10 campsites total, and some sites are suitable for small RV's and trailers. The average parking area is 12' x 39' on gravel bed. Some campsites are in treed areas, other open. No RV hookups or pull-through sites.

McBride Springs is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through October 31 snow level permitting.

Self-registration at entrance, first come, first served. No reservations.

Lake Shastina Public Camping


This is a small county campground with minimal amenities, and is just off  I-5, adjacent to a home development area and seasonal lake. Good roads to the campsite. Parking areas are dirt, some are reasonably level. Some pull thru type-sites.


The campground is open April 1 through September 30, and closed in fall and winter. There are an estimated 10-15 sites.

Iron Gate Reservoir Camping


Iron Gate Reservoir is located about 10 miles east of Interstate 5 and continues upstream to Copco Reservoir. The road to Iron Gate Reservoir is about 15 miles north of Yreka, CA off of Interstate 5. Popular for boating, water skiing, and fishing.


Some of the recreation areas are open year-round, including Camp Creek Campground. Other campgrounds such as Mirror Cove and Juniper Point are open from May to October.


Camp Creek: 22 sites; Juniper Point Camp: 9 sites; Mirror Cove Camp: 10 sites. All sites have a 14 day maximum stay. These sites are all free, and no reservations are required.

Camping along Highway 96: From I-5 along the Klamath River to Somes Bar

Tree of Heaven Campground


Tree of Heaven Campground is located on the banks of the Klamath River. Shaded and open areas are available. Year round trout fishing, seasonal salmon and steelhead fishing, and boat launch access. Many areas are easily accessible for trailers.


Campsites are $15, with a maximum of 14 days stay.


Skeahan Bar River Access/Camping


This camping area is nicely situated along the Klamath River with dirt and gravel areas. This is a large area that could easily accommodate up to 10 - 15 campsites, depending on size of vehicle or tents. Large motor homes could access places to camp in this area.


The camping area is open year round, with a maximum length of stay being 14 days. There are no fees.


Beaver Creek Campground


Beaver Creek Campground is secluded alongside Beaver Creek. There are no fees and the sites have a 14 day limit.


Brown Bear River Access/Camping


Brown Bear Campsite is situated alongside the Klamath River. Many sites have great shade and good river access. There are approximately 6 sites, and all are open year-round, roads permitting. 


There are no fees and the maximum stay is 14 days.


Sarah Totten Campground


This campground is located in a forested area adjacent to Hwy 96. Trails and seasonal trout and steelhead fishing both near the campsite. Campsites offer picnic tables and grills. Campground may fill quickly during summer and holiday weekends.

There are 8 campsites at a first come first serve, and are $10.


Fort Goff Campground


Fort Goff Campground is in forested area adjacent to Highway 96, at the water's edge of the Klamath River. 

There are 5 walk-in campsites, free of charge. Most sites within the Klamath National Forest are open from mid-May through mid-October. Some sites may be available with reduced services.


Curly Jack Campground


Curly Jack Campground is located just on the "outskirts" of the small town of Happy Camp, along the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway. This campground is situated alongside the Klamath River.

There are 16 campsites, including 3 group campsites. Reservations are required for group campsites, the others are first come first served. Some sites can accommodate RV's up to 42 ft, with 2 sites being able to accommodate 60 ft.  There may be low overhang in parts of the campground.

Self Registration at entrance, $15 per night,  and 5 persons max per campsite. 14 day limit.


Dillion Campground


Dillion Campground is located in a forested area adjacent to Highway 96. The superb natural swimming hole is a popular place on hot summer days. Trails are also near the campground.

There are 21 campsites at $10-20 a day, and open May through October.


Nordheimer Flat Campground


Nordheimer Campground is located in mixed forest with Conifers, Oak and Madrone.  Some sites have creek views. The campground is open from May to October.


There are approximately 12 single sites, and 4 group sites. Individual sites are first come, first serve. Reservations are available for group sites only. Reservations at at or 1-877-444-6777.

The sites are $10 per day, check current rates as they may change for new season.


Camping along Highway 89 East and South East towards Lassen

Fowlers Camp


Fowlers' campground has two loops with campsites. There is good fishing and easy river access. Campsites are "smallish" and most may not accommodate two vehicles, however, some sites are available for slightly larger parties. The campground is also suitable for mid-sized RV's and trailers.

There are 39 sites at $15 a night, open from May through October.


Pilgrim Creek Campground


Somewhat remote snowmobile park that has a staging area for winter and is available for camping during the rest of the year. It is estimated to be open year-round if road is open.


There is not an official count of campsites, large paved parking lot area available to park trailers and RV’s.


There are no fees associate with this campground and the limit of stay is 14 days unless otherwise approved.


Cattle Camp


This lovely campground area is very popular in the summer months, so make sure to arrive early to obtain a campsite. The Upper McCloud River is a major attraction in the area with trails to lovely falls, middle, upper and lower falls. Campsites will accommodate mid-sized trailers and tents nicely.

There are 27 sites with maximum spur for trailers being 32 feet. The cost is $15 per night, with self registration onsite. This campsite is open from May - October.


Algoma Campground


Camping spots at Algoma are located on both sides of the river and the road in a dirt area; some of the access to camp areas is not suitable for trailers (large dips in entrance). Still, there are several nice places to park a small trailer or RV. Lovely trees, brush and rushing creek in the area make for a beautiful shaded setting. The campground is located at the terminus of the McCloud River Trail, about 12 miles from Lower Falls.

There are 8 sites with a maximum RV length of 24 feet (not all spots will accommodate trailers). This campground is free with a limit of 14 days. 


Camping in outlying Siskiyou County areas

Indian Scotty Campground


Campground is located in forested area adjacent to Scott River. Shaded area in trees and mountains alongside river. Can be hot during summer days. Fishing in river alongside campground includes trout and steelhead. Tubing and swimming along with rafting and kayaking. Trails near the campground. Campsites offer picnic tables and grills.

Campsites are $10 for family sites or $30 for group sites. Reservations are required for group sites and can be made on the Klamath National Forest website. The campground has a maximum stay of 14 days and is open from May - October. There are 28 family sites.


Lover's Camp


Lover's Camp is located amongst a beautiful treed area in the Marble Mountain Wilderness area. Tent camping only, with many hiking and riding trails in this area. The camp has 3 areas, corrals for horses and/or mules for packing into the mountains, parking area for livestock trailers, and a nice paved parking area for autos. Walk-in campsites. 

There are 8 free tent sites with a maximum stay of 14 days. This campground is open May - October. 


Shadow Creek Campground


Shadow Creek Campground is located in shaded area in conifer on the East Fork of the Salmon River. Campsites offer picnic tables and brick/stone fire pits. Campground is a “little use” campground. Currently the campground is not well marked from the road, however, it is adjacent.

There are 5 family campsites available. The campground is open from May - October with a maximum stay of 14 days. 


Matthews Creek Campground


The campground is located in a remote area with oak and pine along with other trees and bushes. Portions of the road from Callahan are not advisable for trailers or RV's. Shaded and open areas near river gorge, campground is on higher ground with view to river below. River accessed by hiking trail. There is a wonderful natural swimming hole that is a welcome place on hot summer days. The deep clear pools are great for fishing. Campsites offer picnic tables and grills.


There are 12 tent sites at $10 per day. The campground is open from May - October with a maximum stay of 14 days. 


Red Bank Public Camp


This is a lovely dispersed-type camping setting near Forks of the Salmon and situated in a dense area of pine, madrone and fir trees. 

There are 5 free campsites, with a maximum stay of 14 days. The campground is open from May - October.


Idlewild Campground


Idlewild campground is located in a medium to dense forest area setting, near the North Fork of the Salmon River.

There are 11 family tent campsites and 15 campsites that can accommodate trailers up to 24 feet. Fees are $10 per day with a maximum stay of 14 days. The campground is open from May - October. 


Kangaroo Lake Campground


A lovely camping area at a high mountain lake that is accessible by automobile. This campground is handicap accessible. The lake is approximately 25 acres in size and at the 100 feet deep at the deepest level. In the summer months the lake is regularly stocked with fish. There are brook and brown trout native to the lake, and rainbow trout can also be caught.

There are 15 sites that will accommodate both tent and trailer camping, with 5 walk-in camping sites for tents only. Maximum length for RV's is 45 feet. The sites are $15 per night with a maximum of 14 days. The campground is open from May - October, weather permitting.