Trinity Unit - National Recreation Area Report

Winter Season:
Bowerman Barn: Bowerman Barn is closed to the public and Forest Service Staff until further notice due to repairs.

Lake Elevations: Watch for floating debris and underwater obstacles while boating. Call the Weaverville Ranger Station at (530) 623-2121 to see what ramps are servicable.  Lewiston Lake remains full year round.

Detailed information about ammenities and opening/closing dates for campgrounds and day use areas can be found at the Forest Recreation Facilities Guide page.

Developed campgrounds:  Reservation season is May-September and sites can be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at 1-877-444-6777 or online at

  • Ackerman
  • CLark Springs
  • Cooper Gulch
  • Mary Smith
  • Minersville
  • Tannery

Group Campgrounds: Open May 1, 2018. Reservations are required.  Call the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or online at

  • East Weaver
  • Fawn (two loops)
  • Stoney Creek

Boat-In Campgrounds: Open year round on a first-come, first-serve basis, sites have fires rings and picnic tables.  No services - pack it in/pack it out).

  • Captains Point
  • Matiner's Roost
  • Ridgeville
  • Ridgeville Island

Dispersed and Remote Campgrounds: First come, first serve basis.

  • Big Flat
  • Bridge Camp
  • Clear Creek
  • Goldfield
  • Jackass Springs
  • Scott Mountain
Day Use Areas: Fees apply to all day use areas except Tanbark.
  • Cooper Gulch
  • East Weaver
  • Pine Cove
  • Tanbark
Trails: Explore Bowerman Barn and Ranch through the recently extended interpretive trail, smartphone app and new interpretive sign.  USFS staff and volunteers have been busy preparing this historic site for summer visitors. 

Free Wilderness Permits are required for overnight use into The Trinity Alps Wilderness & can be obtained outside of our stations 24 hours a day; the maximum group size is 10 people.You can get wilderness trail condition information by calling 530-623-2121, pressing 1 will take you to recorded updated trail information, press 0 to take you to an operator.

A free California campfire permit is required for any open flames including stoves and can be obtained outside of our station 24 hours a day. For current campfire information call 530-623-2121 and press 3.