Cattle Camp Campground

Area Status: Open

Description: At an elevation of 3700 feet, this is one of two developed campgrounds on the Upper McCloud River. There are 27 sites with tables and fire rings, vault toilets, and piped drinking water. Suitable for tents and larger RV's or trailers. Double sites for large families or small groups. 14 day limit. $15 per night. No reservations. Features: The Upper McCloud River is one of the primary attractions in the area. In addition to swimming and fishing, there is 15 miles of river-side trail to explore. 

Cattle Camp Swimming Hole is a Day Use Area, no Camping.

Please do not dam up the river with rocks, this prevents the natural flow of the McCloud River and encourages algae growth in the swimming hole when the water is low. 


At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is typically open between May and October. Check-out is at 2:00 p.m.  If checking in at night please be courteous to fellow campers, and keep the noise down. The facility has a self-registration/fee station at the entrance. 
Reservations: NONE
Fees: $15 per day.
Closest Towns: McCloud, Mt. Shasta
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Recreation Passes: Holders of Senior and Access Passports are entitled to a 50% discount of the posted fee at Forest Service facilities. These passports are available at Ranger Stations and visitor information centers. Persons over 62 years of age or the permanently disabled are eligible for these passports.  There is a $20 fee for Senior Passes.  For more information on these passes, please check with the Interagency Recreation Passes website.
Operated By: US Forest Service: McCloud Ranger Station, P.O. Box 1620, McCloud, Ca 96057, 530-964-2184

General Information


From the McCloud Ranger Station, turn left on Hwy 89. Drive 10.5 miles and look for a sign on the left side of the highway for Cattle Camp Campground. At the sign, turn right and go approximately 1/3 mile and turn left into the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 27 units. Average max. trailer size = 32 foot.  This facility has pull through sites.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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