Shafter Campground


Area Status: Open
Picnic table and fireplace for camping under the pines at Shafter Campground

Shafter is a tranquil campground next to lush meadows containing wildflowers found early in the season. The S.P. railroad tracks go right past the campground, occasionally campers can enjoy the trains as they go by. Butte Creek is regularly stocked with rainbow and brown trout and offers good fishing early in the season.

At a Glance

Fees: $10 per night
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Two vehicles allowed per campsite, including trailers. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dogs. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Bray, Macdoel
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From I-5 in Weed, CA travel northwest on US Hwy 97 approx 28 miles to Tennant Road. Turn east on Tennant Road approx 5 miles to Old State Hwy. Turn onto Old State Hwy and continue past the town of Bray for a total of 8 miles to the campground. Or, from Hwy 97 at Macdoel go south on Old State Hwy approx 9 miles to the campground.
Parking:

 Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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 10

RV Camping

General Info:

Parking

 Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


No. of Sites 10
Reservation Info No reservations
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 40'
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Fish Species Trout
Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published in May each year in "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement"
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.

Viewing Wildlife

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

Viewing Plants

Scenic Driving

A short drive south off the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway from Macdoel on Old State Highway.
Pavement Type for Parking Paved
Vechicle Clearance Watch for low branches.

Swimming

Swimming, wading and water play off the gravel bar in the Butte Creek.
Clothing Requirements Swimming attire required.
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.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.71043

  Longitude : 
-121.98084

  Elevation : 
4300'