AhDiNa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Current Fire Restrictions prohibit the use of ALL fire sources including BBQs, Campfires, gas stoves and lanterns.

Description:   Located on the Lower McCloud River at an elevation of 2300 feet, this remote campground has 16 sites with tables and fire rings, flush toilets, and drinking water. The dirt access road from Lake McCloud is very rough and rocky. Low clearance vehicles, trailers, and RVs are not advised. 14 day limit. $10 per night. No reservations.
Features: This campground is situated on an historic site used by Native American tribes and various land owners over the years, including the families of Whittier, Fitzhugh, and William Randolph Hearst. Visitors can explore and identify the remains of several buildings, foundations, rock walls, and an orchard that still produces fruit. The Lower McCloud River is a world renown native trout fishery which makes this camp a favorite for anglers. California Fish and Game regulations for this section of river allow only the use of artificial lures with barbless hooks.

According to local lore the site's name is derived from the first two initials of the first names of the three daughters of one of the previous owners.  It is pronounced "Uhdeenuh".  One word, soft 'A' hard 'E'.

The water is potable


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Fire restrictions are in place. No campfires, no gas stoves or lanterns, no smoking allowed. Please stay safe while near the McCloud River.
Operational Hours: Facility has a self-registration/fee station at the entrance. 
Reservations: None
Fees $10 per day. Access includes 4 miles of unpaved very rough, rocky roads. Trailers, passenger cars not recommended.  .
Closest Towns: McCloud, Mt. Shasta
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
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 fee for Senior Passports.  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 right on SR 89. Go approximately 1/4 mile to the left turn lane. Turn left and go approximately 10 miles to Lake McCloud. Stay on the paved road the goes around the lake. In 3 miles there will be a sign for AH-DI-NA. Turn right onto the dirt road (distance of 4 miles) and drive uphill to the top and continue down the other side. AH-DI-NA is on the left. Road is very rough. Trailers and motorhomes are not advised.

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