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Overview of Trail Creek Campground

Number of Sites 12

Pad Type gravel

Open Seasonally May-October

Elevation 4,724 ft / 1,439 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 20 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
“Nice Forest Service Campground! Serene and beautiful!”

Reviewed 6/23/2021

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 4
RV Length: 16' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

We camped here towards the beginning of the season in June 2021. The campground is at about 5,000 ft. in elevation so cooler at night than in some neighboring areas. Nice treed area and not too far from a fork of the Salmon River. There were very clean vault toilets, potable water, and bear-proof trash receptacles. No hookups, no dump station. It is a lightly used campground according to the forest service information, and we found that to be true, as we were the only campers at this campground. The entrance to the campground is about 1/4 mile off of the main road and it is a little steep so coming back up could be a pull for some depending on how heavy your rig might be. They list the max size as 20 ft. but I think there were several spots where a longer rig could be easily accommodated, one just needs to watch for overhanging branches.

Large sites, 12 sites in all, and the Senior pass, etc. gives a 50% discount for the $10 a night.

Great hiking in the area, access to the Pacific Crest Trail is nearby as well. Seasonal trout fishing.

We use AT&T cell, but there was no service and highly expect no other service either, you are deep in the forest here and mountains.

Fire permits: Are necessary and recommended, they can be obtained online from the forest service website and or from a ranger. A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire. We were able to obtain a free permit from a ranger in a campground, and I believe the permit is good for California.

Services of any kind are not in the immediate area. If traveling be sure you are familiar with how far you can comfortably travel along the road. From Callahan to Cecilville is a nice two-lane road, going west from Cecilville is not recommended for trailers, although we made it easy with a 16 ft trailer, it is a one-lane road for miles with only pullouts for quite a few miles and a very steep drop of a sharp edge. But if you go no farther west than Cecilville you are good pulling most anything.

The nearest fuel and groceries would be in Etna, California, and large stores (like Walmart, etc.) available in Yreka, California would be about 55 miles away and you would travel up and down in elevation. The nearest medical assistance would be Yreka, CA, or by helicopter.

Site Quality

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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