Ash Creek Campground

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A campsite overlooking the meadow and Ash Creek.

The low elevation for the Ash Creek Campground allows it to open earlier in the season than others at higher elevations. Fishing is always good at Ash Creek as it is stocked by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  There are lots of good spots for fly fishing within walking distance of the campground.

Please do not create resource damage by driving on soft roads or saturated soil.   Remember the weather can change quickly and you do not want to be unprepared for extreme conditions.  There is a boil water advisory.

Located just past Ash Creek Campground is the Red Tail Rim Trail south trailhead.  This trail is open to equestrian, mountain biking and foot travel.  The trail is around 22 miles in length and its north trailhead is along highway 299 north of Canby.

Clouds gather behind a green meadow with Ash Creek winding through it. Clouds gather behind a green meadow with Ash Creek winding through it. Tall pines, blue sky and green grass frame this view of Ash Creek. Tall pines, blue sky and green grass frame this view of Ash Creek. A campsite with table and fireplace sits slightly up a hill overlooking the green meadow and creek.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/8/2021: Winter is still in effect on the Modoc. Be prepared. It is always a good idea to bring extra food, water and clothing in case of emergency.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
 
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires (if allowed) each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Adin, 8 miles.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Big Valley Ranger District  530-299-3215

General Information

Parking:

Parking is limited to one vehicle per site. 


Directions:

From Adin go east on County Road 527/Forest Road 39N08 approximately 7 miles to County Road 22. Turn left on County Road 22 and follow the signs approximately .6 mile to the campground on the right.
 


Parking:

Parking is limited to one vehicle per site. 


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Camp in late spring or early summer along Ash Creek and enjoy the mild nights and warm days. There is no drinking water here. Do not drink water from the creek without appropriate treatment, boiling or filtering.
 

Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
 
No. of Sites 5 single sites
Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
 
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping ShelterNone

RV Camping

Several miles of dirt roads are required to get to Ash Creek (see directions above).  Roads may have deep ruts after rain storms.  Campsites are on the side of the hill and may require some leveling of RV's.  Large motorhomes and trailers over 22 feet are not recommended.

Pavement Type of Parking Dirt
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
Vehicle Clearence Watch overhead for low hanging branches.
No. of Sites 5 single sites
Size Restrictions 22 feet
Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Accessible sites None

Fishing

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Picnicking

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