Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP Campground
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park is located in remote northeastern Shasta County, 80 miles northeast of Redding via Highway 299. The state park itself can only be accessed by non-motorized boats such as canoes or kayaks. Visitors to the park can launch their boats at nearby Big Lake at a PG&E launch ramp known as Ramp Farm. Campgrounds are 1 to 3 miles from the launch ramp. There are no roads into the park.
Unique Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park is a rugged lava wilderness along Tule River, Ja She Creek, and Horr Pond. The area is one of the largest fresh watrer springs in the country with water bubbling out of numerous openings in the lava. The park has 20 miles of trails. Birders enjoy spotting ospreys, northern pygmy owls, bald eagles, woodpeckers, and more. Deer, coyotes,and muskrats are often seen in the park.
The park has three primitive campgrounds - Horr Pond Campground, Crystal Springs Campground, and Ja She Creek Campground. All of them are only accessible by boat. Each campground has 3 campsites. There is no potable water at the campgrounds. Garbage must be packed out.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate