Cattle Camp Campground

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Lower McCloud Falls


Cattle Camp Campground, McCloud River, CA

Cattle Camp Campground

Mount Shasta Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the greater Mount Shasta area find an abundance of scenic attractions and interesting destinations. Campers at Cattle Camp Campground are close to the McCloud River and other popular spots.


Cattle Camp Campground

Cattle Camp Campground is spread through a pine forest only a short drive from the McCloud River. The campground is 21 miles east of Interstate 5 near the town on Mount Shasta. Visitors to Cattle Camp are close to the popular Cattle Camp swimming hole on the McCloud River and to a series of beautiful waterfalls downstream. Fifteen miles of riverside trails connect the falls and other points along the river. Roads and viewpoints also provide access to each of the falls. Fishing is good up and down the river.

Cattle Camp Campground has 27 level campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Four of the sites are doubles. All are first-come, first-served. The campsites have space for larger RVs in a few pull-through sites. Access to the campground is easy since it is only ⅓-mile off Highway 89.

Cattle Camp Campground Basics
Cattle Camp Campground Location: Off Highway 89, 21 miles east of Interstate 5
Elevation: 3,700feet
Mileage from gateway city: Redding - 83 miles
Number of Sites: 27
Open - Closed: Open year-round if weather permits
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
McCloud Ranger Station: (530) 964-2184

Reservations
No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 32 feet +
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: $15 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out 2 PM

Cattle Camp Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage box; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Cattle Camp Campground: Trails to all 3 waterfalls, fishing, swimming when water levels are safe, 5 miles to McCloud Swimming Hole, Lake Shasta, Mt. Shasta

Middle Falls, McCloud River, CA

Middle Falls

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, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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