Camping & Cabins

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Fire restrictions are in effect May 30 until further notice.

Please click on individual site pages for recreation site status.  Many campgrounds and picnic areas are now open; however some remain closed.

Whenever possible, please recreate locally. Visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting national forests and come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash. Remember to recreate responsibly by keeping the following in mind:

• Please avoid visiting if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location. 
• Consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods such as holiday weekends.
• Maintain at least six feet distancing from others
• Do not gather in groups other than those in your household
• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use
• High risk activities such as rock climbing or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited at this time.

Dispersed Camping

Camping is not limited to developed camping. Almost all of the forest is open to those who prefer the quiet solitude of a completely undeveloped setting. 

Fire restrictions are in effect May 30 until further notice.

A free California Campfire Permit is required outside of developed campgrounds for the use of a stove and can be obtained at

At Shasta and Trinity Lakes, visitors can camp along the shore.  Some areas are restricted such as a bald eagle nesting sites, but even so there are several hundred miles where shorline camping is permitted. 

Dispersed camping is not permitted on Lewiston Lake. Another exception is the Mt. Shasta plantations area. 

Please call ahead to offices for current fire restriction and road information.

Potable water, toilets, and other amenities are not available. Be sure to bring adequate water or be prepared to purify natural water sources before drinking.

Camp at least 200 feet from springs, water, meadows, trails and roads.

Camp at least a quarter-mile from designated campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads, private property and state highways.

If you brought it in with you, then remember to take it out when you leave (Pack It In/Pack It Out).