Sims Flat Campground
Sims Flat Campground sits along the Sacramento River, 12 miles south of Dunsmuir and 17 miles north of the community of Lakeshore on the upper reaches of Shasta Lake. Many of the people who camp at Sims Flat are anglers. The Sacramento River in the area of Dunsmuir is well known for its superior fly fishing. Sims Flat was once a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The Sims Bridge over the Sacramento River was erected by the CCC in 1933. Today it is a footbridge.
Sims Flat Campground contains 19 campsites for tents and mid-size RVs or trailers. Mature trees and an abundance of understory provide good shade and privacy for most of the sites. All of the campsites are first-come, first-served. Campers can hear the faint hum of passing cars on Interstate 5 and the closer sound of passing trains.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.