Bushytail Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground is a single loop through a stand of mature Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. There are single, double, triple, and quad sites. It is a “multi-group” campground. The quad site has four aprons and is available for four single families if not reserved; two parking aprons have electric and water hookups. Both the double and triple campsites have a single pull-through parking apron and one electric and water hookup each. Pine needle and grass understory and no middlestory, provide little privacy. Trinity Lake and boat ramp are 0.7 miles from campground.

There are four single campsites with water and electric hookups which will accommodate up to 6 people, two wheelchair accessible campsites with water and electric hookups, two single campsites with no hookups. The double campsites with water and electric hookups will accommodate up to 2 RVs, and 12 people, the triple site with water and electric hookup will accommodate up to 3 RVs and 18 people.  There is a two stall shower.  All campsites have bear -proof food lockers, tables, pedestal grills, drinking water and fireplaces. There is one group social area with serving table, group barbeque pit, group pedestal grill, and bear locker.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trinity Unit. Open May 23 - Oct.31 Dry camping only.
Operational Hours: May 15 - October 31
Reservations: Reservations through National Recreation Reservation Service @ 1-877-444-6777 or the web at recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Single site/non electric - $16 per day
Single stie/electric - $24 per day
Double site/electric - $40 per day
Triple site/electric - $55 per day
Group stie/electric - $80 per day
  • For all sites - $5 per day per extra vehicle
Closest Towns: Weaverville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire to the Forest Service: Shasta Recreation Company, 14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, Ca
Information Center: Weaverville Ranger Station
P.O. Box 1190
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-2121

General Information

Directions: Oh Highway 3, 16.5 miles north of Weaverville and 14 miles south of Trinity Center. Look for the directional sign to Minersville and Bushytail Campgrounds. Located half mile from Trinity Lake.

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Group Camping

Maximum group size is 25. Average max. trailer size is 40 foot.

Campground Camping

Total of 11 units. Average max. trailer sizes vary between 20 foot to 40 foot


Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Drinking water