Carter Meadows Campground


Area Status: Closed
Horse Corrals at Carter Meadows

There is one large group campsite available at the Carter Meadows campground that is available by reservation only. The site is designed for large groups with horses, and there are corrals for 25+ horses.

Due to elevation, accessibility determined by snow levels.  Snow may cover or obscure trails at high elevations well into June depending on weather.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.
Fees: $50 per night
Permit Info: Group Site is by reservation only at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Group campsite available by reservation only.
Closest Towns: Callahan
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Callahan, take the Callahan-Cecilville Rd for approx. 11 miles. At about a 1/2 mile below the summit, the turn-off to the campground will be on your left.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Group Camping

Carter Meadows Horse Camp is designed for large groups with horses. There are corrals for 25+ horses, several tables and a large group barbeque. Reservations are required.

No. of Sites 1
Reservation Info By reservation only at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Group Shelter None
Group Cooking Facilities Large group barbeque
Hookups - Electric None
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping Shelter None

Day Hiking

Take a short drive to Carter Meadows Summit for day hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail to Hidden Lake and South Fork Lakes.

General Info:

Safety Information

A good map, compass and trail guide are recommended for safe travel through the wilderness.


Seasonal Information

Snow may cover or obscure trails at high elevations well into June depending on weather.


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

Take a short drive to Carter Meadows Summit for access to the Pacific Crest Trail. For short trips to Hidden Lake and South Fork Lakes head south or continue on into the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are required for the Trinity Alps Wilderness and no more than 10 people may travel together. Head north on the PCT for destinations in Russian and Marble Mountains Wilderness.

General Info:

Permits & Regulations

Hikers and horsemen heading south into Trinity Alps Wilderness for overnight stays will require a Wilderness Permit in advance.


Safety Information

A good map, compass and trail guide are recommended for safe travel through the 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.
Permit: Hikers and horsemen heading south into Trinity Alps Wilderness for overnight trips will require a Wilderness Permit in advance.

Horse Camping

Large group campsite with horse corrals, available by reservation only. The Forest Service requests and recommends bringing certified weed free feed for horses entering the wilderness.

No. of Sites 1 group horse camp
Reservation Info Reservations required. Contact 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Corrals Yes
Loading Ramp Yes
Watering Tank Yes
Hitching Rails Yes. Do not tie horses to trees living or dead. Do not tie to corral rails or posts.
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Riding

Large group campsite with horse corrals, available by reservation only. The Forest Service requests and recommends bringing certified weed free feed for horses entering the wilderness.

General Info:

Safety Information

A good map, compass and trail guide are recommended for safe travel through the wilderness.


Seasonal Information

Snow may cover or obscure trails at high elevations well into June depending on weather.


Permits & Regulations

Hikers and horsemen heading south into Trinity Alps Wilderness for overnight trips will require a Wilderness Permit in advance.


Corrals Seven one horse corrals, three 2 horse corrals and three 3-4 horse corrals.
Hitching Rails Yes. Do not tie horses to trees living or dead. Do not tie to corral rails or posts.
Water Availability Horse water and drinking water
Reservation info: Group site must be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.21916615

  Longitude : 
-122.9038759

  Elevation : 
6000'