Burnt Ranch Campground

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Trinity River Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the magnificent Shasta-Trinity National Forest have a wide variety of interesting places to visit and scenic vistas to enjoy. Those camped at Burnt Ranch Campground have the dramatic Trinity River nearby and vast areas of the National Forest to explore.

Burnt Ranch Campground

Burnt Ranch Campground is along Highway 299, 85 miles west of Redding. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the scenic Trinity River and Trinity River Falls. River access is available 2½ miles west at Grays Fall Day Use Area. There, a short trail leads down to the river for fishing and whitewater rafting. A nice picnic spot along the river is found 4¼ miles east at Cedar Flat Picnic Area.

Burnt Ranch Campground has 16 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. All of the sites are first-come, first-served.

Burnt Ranch Campground Basics
Burnt Ranch Campground Location: Off Highway 299, 85 miles west of Redding
Elevation: 1,310 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Redding - 85 miles
Eureka - 62 miles
Number of Sites: 16
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
Shasta-Trinity National Forest: (530) 226-2500

No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $12 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out Noon

Burnt Ranch Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Burnt Ranch Campground: Whitewater rafting in the Trinity River (for experienced whitewater rafters) is popular along the Burnt Ranch Gorge. Fishing is good in the river. Enjoy sightseeing and picnics at Grays Fall Day Use Area and Cedar Flat Picnic Area.

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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