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Castle Crags State Park Campground California

Castle Crags State Park Overview

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Castle Crags State Park has two campgrounds (Main & Riverside) with a total of 76 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Riverside campground is located located along the Sacramento River and the Main Campground is set in a wooded area further away from the river.

The campground has a store, drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers ($). Firewood is also for sale from the campground host. Each campsite has a table, food locker fire ring and grill.

Area Recreation & Activities

There are 28 miles of hiking trails throughout Castle Crags State Park where you can experience spectacular views of Castle Crags, waterfalls, granite wonders and even nearby Mount Shasta.  If you’re up for a challenging route – take the Crags Trail up to the base of Castle Dome. The views are out of this world! The Sacramento River offers great fishing so don’t forget you pole.

Two other campgrounds in the area include Fowlers and Cattle Camp.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
20022 Castle Creek Road
Castella, California 96017
530 235-2684
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Best Campsites

Main-14, 15, 26, 36, 40, 48, 50, 54, 64; Riverside-4, 5, 7, 11

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

76

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

6,500

Castle Crags State Park Photos & Video

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Castle Crags State Park Comments & Reviews

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  1. Maria Mejia says:

    Nice little camp ground to spend a day or two on the way to destinations like Crater Lake or Burney Falls. There are several loops that can accommodate hikers to RVs, but most sites are better suited to Tents. There is a pretty 3 – 4 mile river trail walk accessible from upper campground loops by a tunnel under the interstate. Easy to navigate. The short waters are great for tubing or fishing. Or you can just park your camp chair in the water and read a book. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in the day use area of the Riverside loop.
    In the upper campground loops it’s a short hike from site 38 to the Vista point. You can look at Mt. Shasta or the Castle Crags through a telescope.
    The restroom was fine and the showers were free and they were hot. Wear sandals. I was happy to have brought a clorox wipe for the faucet and a bag I could hang on the wall to hold my stuff. Plenty of water in the campground. There are sinks to wash dishes and you can recycle cans and bottles.
    The drawbacks to this campground are the relentless yellow jackets and the never ending noise from the Interstate 5. We stayed in site 11 and it was noisy. We did have earplugs. We also spent a night at site 42 and it was less noisy. If you camp at the Riverside loop, you will have to feel as well as listen to the long and loud whistle of the Union Pacific trains that may roll through very late at night. The nearby town of Dunsmuir is OK for a gas and a grocery stop but that’s about all they have to offer.

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