Trinity County, Northern California

Trinity Lake Camping



Boat-In Campgrounds


Mariners Roost
Boat-In Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake on Bowerman Point
Campsite Amenities: 7 Sites
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets, Tables
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Captain's Point
Boat-In Campground

Location: On west shore of Trinity River Arm, 5 miles north of dam
Campsite Amenities: 3 Sites
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Ridgeville
Boat-In Campground

Location: Stuart Arm, East point of Mule Creek Cove
Campsite Amenities: 21 Sites
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Ridgeville Island
Boat-In Campground

Location: Stuart Arm, Island just east of Ridgeville Campground
Campsite Amenities: 3 Sites
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Picnic Areas, Beaches, and Vistas


Tanbark Picnic Area

  • Located on south shore of Stuart Fork
  • Overlooks lake
  • Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets
  • No Fee

Clark Springs Day Use Area and Beach

  • North side of Stuart Fork
  • Group Site, Single Sites
  • Swim Area, Restroom
  • Picnic Tables, Grills, Water
  • $5 Fee

Stoney Creek Swim Area

  • North side of Stuart Fork
  • Swim Area on Stoney Creek
  • Changing Room, Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Tables, Grills, Water
  • $5 Fee

Tannery Gulch Swim Beach

  • Inside Tannery Gulch Campground, For Use by Campground Campers Only

Trinity Dam Overlook

  • Views of Trinity Dam and Lake
  • Parking

Trinity Vista

  • South End of Lake, Near Dam
  • Views of Lake
  • Recent Tree Growth Limits Views
  • Parking, Restroom

Osprey Information

  • Stuart Fork, near Tanbark Picinic Area
  • Parking, Information on Osprey

Bowerman Barn


North Shore Vista

  • North end of Lake

Hiking Trails


Trinity Lakeshore Trail

The Trinity Lakeshore Trail is an easy 4-mile hike that follows the western shore of Trinity lake. This shaded trail runs from Clark Springs Campground to Pinewood Cove Campground (a private resort). There are a few short, steep stretches along the route.


Trail of the Trees

Trail of the Trees is a half-mile-long interpretive trail is located at Tannery Gulch Campground. It is a self-guided loop trail with interpretive signs posted at numerous locations, describing the complexity of the forest community. Parking is limited - check with the campground host.


Trinity Alps Wilderness

The Trinity Alps Wilderness, located close to Trinity Lake, has over 600 miles of hiking trails.

Camping along the Shores of Trinity Lake

The Trinity National Forest abounds with great camping locations. Developed campgrounds can be found along the shores of Trinity Lake and nearby. Some are fully developed campgrounds with boat ramps and swim beaches, others are more primitive, lacking piped water. A number of boat-in campsites are found around the lake. Some campsites can be reserved, while a good number are first come, first served.

A few campgrounds are open year round, although some with limited services.

Trinity Lake Campgrounds

Alpine View Campground

Location: West side of Trinity Lake, 2 miles off Highway 3 on Guy Covington Dr.
Campsite Amenities: 54 Sites (including several wheel chair accessible sites), Table, Fireplace, Some with Bear Proof Lockers
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilet Restrooms, Piped Water, Paved Parking, trailers up to 32'
Open May 15 to September 15
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Trinity Lake, Bowerman boat launch ramp, Historic Bowerman Barn
Fees: $17

Bridge Camp Campground

Location: On Trinity Alps Resort Road, 2 miles past the resort on dirt road; forest setting
Campsite Amenities: 10 Sites, trailers up to 20', Tables, Cooking Grills
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilets, Horse Corral
Open May 15 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Stuart Fork Trailhead
Fees: $12

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Bushytail Campground

Location: On west shore of Trinity Lake near Minersville Boat Launch Ramp
Campsite Amenities: 12 Campsites, some with water and electric hook-ups, trailers between 20' and 40'. Two sites are wheelchair accessible. Bear Proof Lockers, Tables, Pedestal Grills, Fireplaces
Group Area: 25 People, Trailers to 40', Serving Table, Group BBQ, Group Pedestal Grill, Bear Locker
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Coin Operated Showers, Piped Water
Open May 15 to October 31
Reservations: National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Fees: $16 - $24 for single site; $80 for group site

Clark Springs Campground

Location: West side of Trinity Lake, Clark Springs Road off Highway 3
Campsite Amenities: 20 Sites, Tables, Fireplaces with Grills, Most with Bear Proof Lockers
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilet Restrooms, Piped Water, 3 spurs for trailers up to 25'
Open April 1 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Clark Springs Boat Launch Ramp, Beach, Dock, Trinity Lakeshore Trail
Fees: $12

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Eagle Creek Campground

Location: North side of Trinity Lake along Highway 3, Eagle Creek Loop Turnoff (2nd one going north)
Campsite Amenities: 17 Sites, Trailers up to 35', Tables, Cooking Grills
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilets
Open May 15 to October 31
Reservations: None
Fees: $10

Fawn Group Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake
Campsite Amenities: 3 Group Sites, Tables, Firepits, Near-proof Lockers, Trailers up to 40', 100 People per Site
Campground Facilities: 19 separate campsites, paved roads
Open May 1 to September 30
Reservations: National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) Recreation.Gov or 1-877-444-6777
Nearby Features: Stoney Creek swim area
Fees: $100 for each group site

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Hayward Flat Campground

Location: On west shore of Trinity Lake, 9 miles south of Trinity Center
Campsite Amenities: 98 Sites, Tables, Fireplaces, Most with Bear Proof Lockers, Tables, Trailers up to 40'
Campground Facilities: Paved Spurs, Amphitheater, Flush Toilet Restrooms, Piped Water
Open May 15 to September 15
Reservations: National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) Recreation.Gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Nearby Features: Good lake access, Close to Popular Water Skiing area, Hiking trails
Fees: $17 for single sites, $23 per day for multi-sites

Horse Flat Campground

Location: On west side of Trinity Lake, take 2nd Eagle Creek Loop Road turnoff
Campsite Amenities: 16 Sites, trailers up to 16'
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open May 15 to October 31
Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Jackass Springs Campground

Location: Remote, rugged road; East side of Trinity Lake almost directly across from Trinity Center
Campsite Amenities: 21 Sites, Tables, trailers up to 32'
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fees: None

Minersville Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake, off Highway 3 on Minersville Road
Campsite Amenities: 14 Sites, 6 of them are Walk-In Sites, 3 Sites for Trailers to 36', Tables, Cooking Grills
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Flush and Vault Toilets
Open year round, full services from May 1 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Boat Launch Ramp, Nearby Excellent Water Skiing, Trinity Lakeshore Trail
Fees: $24 per day peak season, $13 during winter season

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Preacher Meadow Campground

Location: 27 miles north of Weaverville on Hwy 3, 2 miles south of Trinity Center, inland from Trinity Lake
Campsite Amenities: 45 Sites, trailers up to 40', Tables
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilets
Open May 15 to October 15
Reservations: None
Fees: $12 per day

Rush Creek Campground

Location: 8 miles north of Weaverville turn left at Rush Creek Campground sign. Forest setting, 4 miles from Trinity Lake.
Campsite Amenities: 10 Sites, Trailers up to 20', tables, fire rings
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open May 15 to September 15
Reservations: None
Fees: $10

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Stoney Point Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake
Campsite Amenities: 21 Walk-in Sites, Tents only, tables, fireplaces
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Flush Toilet Restrooms
Open May 1 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Boat Ramp, Stoney Creek Swim Area
Fees: $13 per day

Stoney Creek Group Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake
Campsite Amenities: 1 Group Site, can accommodate 1-3 RVs, 50 People
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilet Restrooms, Piped Water, Tables
Open May 1 to September 30
Reservations: National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) Recreation.Gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Nearby Features: Swimming, Hiking
Fees: $75

Tannery Gulch Campground

Location: Stuart Fork Arm of Trinity Lake, Tannery Gulch exit off Highway 3
Campsite Amenities: 84 Sites, Trailers up to 40', Picnic Tables, Cooking Grills
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Flush Toilet Restrooms, Amphitheater
Open May 1 to September 30
Reservations: National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) Recreation.Gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Nearby Features: Boat Ramp (Tannery Campground use only), Swimming Beach, Hiking on Trail of the Trees
Fees: single sites $17, Multi-sites $23 per day

Trinity River Campground

Location: On the Trinity River, 10 miles north of Trinity Center
Campsite Amenities: 7 Sites, Trailers up to 35', tables, fireplaces
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilets
Open May 15 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Features: Trinity River
Fees: $10

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Nearby Forest Service Campgrounds


Ackerman Campground

Location: Northern end of Lewiston Lake
Campsite Amenities: 51 Sites, trailers up to 40', Tables, Grills
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Flush Toilet Restrooms, Waste Dump Station
Partial campground open year round, full campground open April to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Attractions: North Lakeshore Trail, Trinity Dam Overlook
Fee: $13 per day



Clear Creek Campground

Location: Remote, forest setting 4 miles east of Trinity Lake (as the crow flies) on the east side of the lake
Campsite Amenities: 8 Sites, Trailers up to 22', tables, fire rings
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Fee: None

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Cooper Gulch Campground

Location: On shore of Lewiston Lake
Campsite Amenities: 5 Sites, Table, Fireplace, Trailers up to 16', tables, fireplaces
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilet
Open April 1 to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Attractions: Wheelchair accessible Trails, Lewiston Lake, Cooper Gulch Day Use Area, Baker Gulch Trail
Fee: $13



East Weaver Campground

Location: 2 miles north of Weaverville, Turn onto Road 228, Go 1.5 miles.
Campsite Amenities: 11 Sites, Table, Fireplace, Trailers up to 25', table, stove/grill
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault Toilet
Partial campground open year round, full campground open April to October 31
Reservations: None
Nearby Attractions: Weaver Creek
Fee: $11

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Mary Smith Campground

Location: Lewiston Lake
Campsite Amenities: 17 Walk-In Sites, Table, Fireplace, No Trailers
Campground Facilities: Piped Water, Vault and Flush Toilets
Open May 1 to September 30
Reservations: None
Nearby Attractions: Lewiston Lake
Fee: $11



Tunnel Rock Campground

Location: Lewiston Lake
Campsite Amenities: 6 Sites, Table, Fireplace, Trailers up to 15'
Campground Facilities: No Water, Vault Toilets
Open year round
Reservations: None
Nearby Attractions: Lewiston Lake, North Lakeshore Trail
Fee: $10

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Pinewood Cove

Stuart Arm of Trinity Lake
(530) 286-2201
Website:
Pinewood Cove RV Park and Campground
Amenities: 45 Full Hook-up Sites, 30/50 amp; 28 Tent Sites; table, fire pit and grill, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Playground, Store
Summer 2013 Rates:
Tents $28.50 per night, $198 per week
RV Sites 46 per night, $322 per week


Trinity River Resort & RV Park

7420 Rush Creek Rd., Lewiston, CA
One mile from Lewiston Lake on the Trinity River
(530) 778-3791
Website:
Trinity River Resort and RV Park
Amenities: Full hook-ups, Cable TV, Riverside tent camping, Hot showers, Swimming Lagoon
Rates: Tents $22, RVs $32

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KOA Campground

60260 Highway 3, Trinity Center, CA
(800) 562-7706
Website:   Trinity Lake KOA



Pine Cove RV Park

9435 Trinity Dam Blvd., Lewiston, CA
On Lewiston Lake
(800) 778-3838
Club House with Satellite TV and Pool Table, RV Sites, Marina, Boat Rentals

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Lewiston Valley Motel
and RV Park

In Lewiston, CA
(530) 778-3942
Website:   Lewiston Valley Motel and RV Park
6 RV Sites, 30/50 amp, Full Hook-ups, WiFi, Swimming Pool, BBQ-Picnic Area
Rates: $25 per night, $150 per week



Lakeview Terrace Resort

9001 Trinity Dam Blvd., Lewiston, CA
On Lewiston lake
(530) 778-3803
Website:   Lakeview Terrace Resort
Most RV Sites with Lewiston Lake Views, Full Hook-ups, Table, BBQ, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Swimming Pool, Playground
Rates: $30 per night (for 2 people), $175 per week

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River Oaks Resort

Deadwood Road, Lewiston, CA
On Lewiston lake
(530) 778-0220
River Oaks Resort
30 RV Sites with Full Hook-ups, Tent Sites on the River, Hot Showers, Laundry, restrooms,
Rates: RV Sites $24 per day (for 2 people), $144 per week; Tent Sites $14 per day for 2 people, $84 per week


Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort

Rush Creek Road, Lewiston, CA
On the Trinity River
(530) 778-3894
Website:   Old Lewiston Bridge RV Resort
RV Sites and Tent Sites
Rates: RV Sites $28 per day; Tent Sites $15 per day (based on 2 people)

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Sidney Gulch RV Park

504 Main St. Weaverville, CA
(530) 623-6621


Big Foot Campground and RV Park

39810 Hwy 273, Junction City, CA
(530) 623-6088



Marina RV Park

2615 Park Marina Dr., Redding, CA
(530) 241-4396