Oak Bottom Campground

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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12485 California 299
French Gulch, CA 96033
530-359-2269
Reservations: 530-359-2269
Official Website

GPS: 40.6492, -122.5905

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 122
Pad Type: mixed
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1243 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Voice Only
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Dave'n'Kim
Rio Dell, CA
27 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck
29 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: any one of 16

Dave'n'Kim would stay here again

“No frills but FREE (including the dump) for Parks Pass holders!”

Reviewed Jan 29, 2016

Overall Rating

We love this handy place, an ideal stop-over between the coast (where we live) and Redding and all points inland. With all due respect to previous reviewer John & BJ, it sounds like they were RV-camping in the wrong place, a regular car park down near the water and trails. (No wonder they had trouble fitting!) True, the place takes a little while to figure out. As you drive in from the 299 and pass the campground store and fire station on the left, (drive straight on for the dump on your right), it’s best for RV’s to turn left, then drive clockwise around the huge car park as if heading for the actual marina, but turn right (by a toilet block) to enter the proper RV camping area – north east of and lying alongside the main boat-ramp car-park but separated by a long grass strip (see satellite view). It has 16 diagonal parallel camping spots, each adequately 2-vehicles-wide. OK, it’s only a slightly-sloping 'boring tarmac car park', lacking picnic tables and fire rings, but we find it fine for self-sufficient RV’s; you can get a glimpse of the lake down across the boating ramp (though they’ve planted new trees along the grass strip, that will reduce the view) and it’s best to park away from other RV’s – there can be one who might run music or a generator – but usually the RV park has only 2-5 RV’s, and the car park near-empty.
Most of all, it’s FREE if you have a Parks Pass (Annual, or Senior – we’ve been here twice now!) - including the dump (with drinking water too) - get a key from the store, but it was unlocked anyway last time we were there, Oct 2015.
This is far better than Walmart!!

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Location
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Voice Only

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
“Parking Lot Camping for a Fee”

Reviewed Jan 03, 2015

Overall Rating

There is a campground but even small rigs like us don't fit. RV's end up parked in a lot with fewer options than you'd have at Walmart. $9 w senior pass. Very slow Verizon 3G connection even with antenna and amplifier. There is a dump on site.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pet restrictions: $2/night/pet
  • pets

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