Forest Recreation Report

Many campgrounds and picnic areas are now open; however some remain closed.  You can find out the status of each site by clicking on recreation in the left hand column, then navigating to the type of site (campgrounds, picnic areas, etc.) and finally by clicking on the individual site's name.

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.
• If toilet facilities are not available, please dispose of human waste properly. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. Pack out toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. You can also use a wag bag or other human waste pack out kid in lieu of digging a cat hole. 

Shasta-Trinity NF offers virtual services in response to COVID-19

Campfire Permits 

Fire restrictions are in effect May 30 until further notice.

Unless you are in a developed recreation area (campground or picnic area) you must obtain a free California Campfire Permit if you plan to use a gas stove or lantern. Campfire Permits are available free online at

Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROGS)

ROGS are updated once a year (in the spring), these brochures offer tips on bicycling to wildlife viewing... and everything in between. 

Shasta Lake Area

Shasta Lake Ranger Station
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 530-275-1587 (voice), 711 (TTY)                                    

Shasta Lake Condition Report for Campgrounds, Trails and Closure Information.

Mt. Shasta Area

Mt. Shasta Ranger Station
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (530) 926-4511 (voice), 711 (TTY)

Mt. Shasta Recreation Report

Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center (provides an excellent source for current climbing conditions and avalanche advisories)

McCloud Area

McCloud Ranger Station
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (530) 964-2184 (voice), 711 (TTY)

McCloud Condition Report for Campgrounds, Trails, Lookouts and Road Information

Weaverville and Big Bar Area 

Weaverville Ranger Station
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (530) 623-2121 (voice), 711 (TTY)

Trinity River Management Unit Report for Campgrounds, Day Use Areas, Trails, and Road Information

Trinity/Lewiston Lakes Campground

Hayfork and Yolla Bolla Area

Hayfork Ranger Station
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (530) 628-5227 (voice), 711 (TTY)

Harrison Gulch Ranger Station (Yolla Bolla)
Closed for the season
Phone: (530) 352-4211 (voice), 711 (TTY)

Hayfork and Yolla Bolla Condition Report for Campgrounds, Trails and Closure Information.