Area Status: Closed
Please Note: The McCloud River Loop is currently under snow and is impassable by passenger vehicles.
Description: At an elevation of 3700 feet, this is one of two developed campgrounds on the Upper McCloud River. There are 27 sites with tables and fire rings, vault toilets, and piped drinking water. Suitable for tents and larger RV's or trailers. Double sites for large families or small groups. 14 day limit. $15 per night. No reservations. Features: The Upper McCloud River is one of the primary attractions in the area. In addition to swimming and fishing, there is over 12 miles of river-side trail to explore.
Cattle Camp Swimming Hole/Day Use Area.
Attention: Please do not dam up the outflow of the swimming hole. Doing so could cause an algae bloom. No camping. Thank you.
At a Glance
Warning: Blue-green algae blooms are forming in some areas of the McCloud River (including the Cattle Camp Swim Hole) and can pose a health risk, particularly to children and pets. As a precautionary measure, please avoid contact with water in locations with blooms and especially avoid swallowing or inhaling water spray in an algal bloom area.
Algal blooms appear bright green in the water, and foam can be blue-green, white, or brown. Foam, scum or mats can float on the water and accumulate along the shore.
||Check out is at 2:00 p.m. If checking in at night please be courteous to fellow campers, keep the noise down. Facility has a self-registration/fee station at the entrance.
||$15 per day. The water at Cattle Camp is non-potable and is to be used only for washing beginning Nov.1 and there will be no fee on the 1st. The Campground will be closed Nov. 2nd for the year.
||McCloud, Mt. Shasta
||Interagency Recreation Passes: Holders of Senior and Access Passports are entitled to a 50% discount of the posted fee at Forest Service facilities. These passports are available at Ranger Stations and visitor information centers. Persons over 62 years of age or the permanently disabled are eligible for these passports. There is a $10 fee for Senior Passes. For more information on these passes, please check with the Interagency Recreation Passes website.
||US Forest Service: McCloud Ranger Station, P.O. Box 1620, McCloud, Ca 96057, 530-964-2184
From the McCloud Ranger Station, turn left on Hwy 89. Drive 10.5 miles and look for a sign on the left side of the highway for Cattle Camp Campground. At the sign, turn right and go approximately 1/3 mile and turn left into the campground.