West Branch Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Table and old stone stove under the trees at West Branch Campground

During the Great Depression the Civilian Conservation Corps built a camp here for the crews building the Greyback Road. Later it became a fire guard station and camp for fire crews and finally a public campground. The 10 family campsites are scattered along the West Branch of Indian Creek. There is lots of shade and camping guidebooks refer to it as quiet, secluded and tranquil.

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 12 miles
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Happy Camp go north on Indian Creek Rd/Forest Service Road 48 approx. 12 miles to the campground on the right.


Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.

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RV Camping

Small RV's and trailers are welcome at West Branch Campground.  Sites are shady and quiet.

Hookup - WaterNo
Fire InformationCampfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Reservation InfoReservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Vechicle ClearanceWatch overhead for low hanging branches
Pavement Type of ParkingGravel
Size Restrictions28'
No. of Sites12
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Dump StationsNo, Dump Station in Happy Camp
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel
Hookup - SewerNo
Fees: No fee

Campground Camping

Paved road to this secluded site 20 minutes from Happy Camp.

Reservation InfoNone
Fire InformationCampfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of SitesReservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Accessible sites12
Fees: No fee

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