Camp Discovery Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground is located just outside the full service town of Red Bluff, CA.  Campground has 11 screen cabins, showers, dish washing facilities, vault toilets, amphitheater, two cabanas with picnic tables, preperation tables, secure storage areas, lighting & 4 large grills.  Additional tent camping is available under the small conifer forest at the same location.  Sycamore, Oak and Cottonwood shade trees.  Other visitor facilities include day use areas, campground, 4.2 miles of trail, boat ramp, and the Sacramento River Discovery Center.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: March 1 thru November 1
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Overnight Use: 1 - 100 people - $175 per night. Overnight Use hours: 2:00 PM -11:00 AM. Max of 100 people. Day Use: 1 - 100 people - $100/ day. Day Use hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Max of 100 people. User may request extended hours. Reservations only, and fee must reach this office no later than 7 business days after initial reservation request to guarantee the reservation. Cash, check or money order only, made payable to US FOREST SERVICE. There is a $20 cancellation fee. Interagency Passes do not apply to group campgrounds. If canceled 20 days or less from date of arrival this will result in the loss of the first day's fee, any remaining fees are refundable. 
Open Season: March 1st
Restrictions: Facility must be clean and locked before leaving. The cabins, eating areas, barbecues and grounds need to be left in clean condition for the next group.
Closest Towns: Red Bluff , CA
Water: Potable
Restroom: 4 Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sacramento Discovery Center - open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - (530) 527-1196 Red Bluff Recreation Area Office - open Wednesday thru Saturday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM - (530) 527-2813 

General Information


The Recreation Area is located adjoining the Sacramento River, just two miles from Red Bluff, CA.

Arriving from the South, take the Lassen, Highway 36 exit at Red Bluff or coming from the Redding area heading South on I-5 take the Antelope Blvd - Lassen Highway 36 exit, there will be a Forest Service sign on right. Take the first road to the right which is Sale Lane (at the lights).

Coming from the Chico area heading North on 99E. 99E turns into Antelope Boulevard. At the second light turn left onto Sale Lane. There will be apartments on right and a residential area on left, keep going (about a 2 miles) to the Red Bluff Recreation Area. Mendocino National Forest sign will be on the right at the entrance.

Lat - 40° 09' 16.39762" North, Long - 122° 11' 55.38506" West

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Picnic tables
Drinking water Potable
Toilets Vault
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[Graphic]: Map displaying the Mendocino National Forest and surrounding area.

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