Camp Discovery Group Campground

Area Status: 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

Reservations: Reservations accepted on only. Please see Rules and Reservation Policies for information about the cancellation and reservation change policies. At this time, can only accommodate overnight reservations. For a day use reservation, please contact Benjamin Gray, District Recreation Officer, at 530-934-1167.
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. Reservations only, and fee must reach the office in Willows, CA 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. 
Closest Towns: Red Bluff , CA
Water: Potable
Restroom: 4 Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Red Bluff Recreation Area Office - closed

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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


RV Camping

Medium to Large Trailers. There are no sewer hook-ups and no dumping stations.

Group Camping

Comfort station: 3 showers and 4 sinks on each side, two dish washing sinks, lighting and electrical outlets. 2 vault toilets with lighting. Amphitheater with fire ring.

Entire facility is limited to 100 occupants

Alcohol beverages are permitted.

Open House Reservations are permitted if not more than 100 people.

No. of Sites 1
Reservation Info Reservations may be made by calling 530-527-2813 Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee must reach this office no later than 10 business days after initial reservation request to guarantee reservation. Cash, check or money order only, made payable to USDA FOREST SERVICE. There is a $20 cancellation fee. If canceled 20 days or less from date of arrival, the loss of the first day's or night's fee will result. Any remaining fees are refundable. 
Group Cooking Facilities There are 2 covered eating areas; each has preparation tables, 2 large barbecues, electrical outlets, lighting, lockable storage, 5 large picnic tables and drinking water.
No. of Accessible sites Accessible Sites Available.
Sleeping Shelter 11 screen cabins with bunks, sleeps 88 total.

River and Stream Fishing

Shore or boat fishing in the Sacramento River.

Boating - Motorized

Boat Ramp available - $6 per launch or $30.00 for annual permit.


Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: Entire site
Drinking water: Potable