West Branch Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Table and old stone stove under the trees at West Branch Campground

During the Great Depression the Civilian Conservation Corps built a camp here for the crews building the Greyback Road. Later it became a fire guard station and camp for fire crews and finally a public campground. The 10 family campsites are scattered along the West Branch of Indian Creek. There is lots of shade and camping guidebooks refer to it as quiet, secluded and tranquil.

                                                                                              CLOSED DUE TO ROAD WASH OUT



At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed.  This campground was burned over by Slater Fire in September 2020.
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 12 miles
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Happy Camp go north on Indian Creek Rd/Forest Service Road 48 approx. 12 miles to the campground on the right.


Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.


Watch overhead for low-hanging branches

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Paved road to this secluded site 20 minutes from Happy Camp.

Fire InformationCampfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of SitesReservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Reservation InfoNone
No. of Accessible sites12
Fees: No fee

RV Camping

Small RV's and trailers are welcome at West Branch Campground.  Sites are shady and quiet.

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Watch overhead for low-hanging branches

Pavement Type of ParkingGravel
Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Fire InformationCampfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Dump StationsNo, Dump Station in Happy Camp
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel
No. of Sites12
Size Restrictions28'
Reservation InfoReservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Hookup - WaterNo
Fees: No fee

Nature Viewing

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