Trail Creek Campground


Area Status: Unreachable
  

Trail Creek is located along the East Fork of the South Fork Salmon River at approximately 5,000 ft. elevation.  Access to the campground is by Forest Rd. 39N08, off of paved County Rd. 1C02 (Callahan-Cecilville Rd). The campground has 12 campsites that are well-shaded, vault toilets, and potable water.  The nearby Trinity Alps and Russian Wildernesses provide plenty of hiking and fishing opportunities. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/30/23 Campground is open with no service but may be unreachable due to snow.
Area Amenities: Drinking water
Fees: $10 per night
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Water and garbage services not provided. Please pack out all your own trash. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Callahan, Cecilville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Klamath National Forest

General Information

Directions: From Callahan, take the Callahan-Cecilville Rd for approx. 14 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Small campground that provides wonderful day hiking opportunities into the Trinity Alps and Russian Wilderness.
No. of Sites Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Reservation Info None
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites 12

RV Camping

Small campground that provides wonderful day hiking opportunities into the Trinity Alps.

General Info:

Parking

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


No. of Sites 12
Reservation Info No reservations
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 20'
Dump Stations No, Dump Station in Etna
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published in May each year in "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement"
Fish Species Trout
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuate with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.

Day Hiking

This small campground offers great day hiking opportunities into several lakes in the Trinity Alps and Russian Wildernesses. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail is nearby for longer day trips. No wilderness permit is required for day hikes.
Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Backpacking

Just south of Trail Creek Campground on the Forest Service Road is Fish Lake Trailhead. Trails from here take you south along Fish Lake Creek to Fish Lake and points south deep into Trinity Alps Wilderness. Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips into Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

A good area for riparian wildlife along the river and forest birding. Some small mammals frequent the campsites.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Winter access to this area is possible and offers opportunities for cross country skiing for all skill levels.
Warming Shelters None
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Amenities

Drinking water: Potable water provided during the summer season

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.228844

  Longitude : 
-122.971599

  Elevation : 
4700'