The most popular campground on the unit. Located on the Upper McCloud River at an elevation of 3400 feet, it has 39 sites with tables, fire-rings, vault toilets, and piped drinking water. Suitable for tents and mid-sized RV's or trailers. 14 day limit. $15 per night. No reservations. Features: This campground is situated near three waterfalls on the river, which adds to its popularity. The McCloud Falls vary in height from 15 to 50 feet. A river-side trail from the campground provides access to the falls. It is approximately three miles round trip to see all three. Swimming and fishing are other popular activities. This section of river has no special restrictions for fishing. The McCloud River Loop, a paved road approx 10 miles in length provides access to the Middle Falls and Upper Falls parking lots and overlooks if you do not wish to hike the trail.
At a Glance
Facility has a self-registration/fee station at the entrance. McCloud District Office will be open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The campground is open.
No Reservations, first come first served.
Rentals & Guides:
$15 per day. Check out time is 10:00 a.m..
3rd Weekend of April - Mid-October
Dogs must be on a leash, non-aggressive, and quiet.
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 fee for Senior Passports. For more information on these passes, please check with the Interagency Recreation Passes website.
From the McCloud Ranger Station, turn left on Highway 89. Drive 5 miles and look for a sign on the left side of the highway for Fowlers/Lower Falls. Turn right just after the sign and drive approximately 1 mile. Once you cross the River Loop Road take the left fork into the campground. The right fork will take you to the day use/parking area for Lower Falls and the beginning of the River Trail.