Campgrounds in the Redwoods of California

Campgrounds in the Redwoods of California
Camping in and exploring the Redwood forests of California provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The region is vast and includes the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and parts of the Sierra Mountains and extends into the Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park. Within the region, guests can see the world's largest tree, the General Sherman, in Sequoia National Park, hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail or kayak-tour Shasta Lake.

Mt. Lassen/Shingleton KOA

The Mt. Lassen KOA is situated near many natural attractions. Staying here offers convenient access to Mt. Lassen National Park, Burney Falls and The Wild Horse Sanctuary. The KOA has hookups that include 50-amp electric, water and use of the dump station. There is a swimming pool. Tent sites (for those with more primitive camping gear) include a level bed of wood chips. Pets are allowed but should be leashed while in the campground. Showers and private toilets are on the grounds. AAA discounts are available for club members.

Mt. Lassen/Shingleton KOA
7749 KOA Rd.
Shingletown, CA 96088
(530) 474-3133

Redwoods River Resort & Campground

The Redwoods River Resort sits on 21 acres and is a family-owned and -operated. The campground is surrounded by California redwoods, madrones and tan oaks. Redwoods River can handle RVs of most sizes as there are pull-through sites for big rigs. Hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer and Wi-Fi. Guests have access to showers and private toilets, fire rings, barbecue areas, two laundry rooms and a general store. Tent sites and two camping cabins are also available. Pets are allowed at Redwood River, but should be on leashes while in the park. Shelter Cove is a day trip from the campground, and visitors can stroll the black sand beaches, surf and swim during the warm summer months.

Redwoods River Resort & Campground
75000 Highway 101
Leggett, CA 95585
(707) 925-6249

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Campers can stay at California's Jedediah Smith State Park in the heart of giant redwood trees. The park was named after the famous scout and explorer. There are sites for tents and RVs at Jedediah Smith State Park. RV campers should be self-contained with grey water containment systems. Showers and private toilets are on the grounds for guest comfort, and there is a dump station for RV travelers. The park has 20 miles of hiking trails, a small store and river access for boaters and anglers. Reservations are recommended between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Pets are allowed but must remain leashed at all times.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
1111 2nd St.
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 458-3018

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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