Sims Flat Campground

Area Status: Closed

Description: This campground is located alongside the Sacramento River at an elevation of 1600 feet. There are 19 sites with tables and fire-rings. Suitable for tents and mid-sized RVs or trailers. Flush toilets; piped water. 14 day limit. $15 per night. No reservations. Usually opens by last Saturday in April and closes Nov. 15th. Features: Historic location of Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s. Interpretive signs depict the camp and suspension bridge spanning the river built by the CCC. World renown fishing on a classic trout stream. Train buffs enjoy watching Union Pacific freight trains as they make their way through the canyon. Also popular with whitewater boaters during the high water of spring runoff.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please stay safe while near the Sacramento River.
Operational Hours: Scheduled to open April 15 2022.
Closest Towns: Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush/Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service: Mt. Shasta Ranger Station, 204 West Alma, Mt. Shasta, Ca 96067, 530-926-4511

General Information

Directions: From Mt. Shasta city, take I-5 south approximately 20 miles to the Sims exit. Turn left under the freeway and drive another mile to the bridge that crosses the Sacramento River. The campground entrance is on the right, just past the bridge.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

Total of 19 units. Average max. trailer size = 16 foot.

Recreation Areas

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