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Mad River Campground Six Rivers National Forest California

Mad River Overview

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Mad River Campground has 40 campsites on a bluff overlooking the river under a canopy of douglas-fir in Six Rivers National Forest. Several campsites are “riverfront” with trails down to the river. There are also a few (off river) in a beautiful grove of manzanita trees.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 22 feet). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grill.  Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets and trash collection. Cell service is not available in the area.

Other campgrounds in the area include Fir Cove (5 miles), Bailey Canyon (7 miles) East Fork (37 miles) and Boise Creek (39 miles).  Ruth Lake is also nearby and has a few other campgrounds.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Nearby Ruth Lake also has boating, swimming and other water-related activities.

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  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Lower Mad River Road
Mad River, California 95552

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  • RV
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Up to 22 feet.


Mid May – Mid September



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