Boise Creek Campground

Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Six Rivers National Forest find a variety of wonderful places to explore and things to do.. Campers at Boise Creek Campground have the Six Rivers forest to explore and also nearby Trinity Lake to enjoy.

  • Fish, raft, and kayak along the Salmon River, designated as a Scenic and Recreational River. Take advantage of the Ti Bar River Access.
  • Hike on the Steinacher Creek Path and the Wooley Creek Path.
  • Saddle up for trail rides from the Ten Bear trailhead, Bridge Creek, Haypress Trail, and dozens others.
  • Get your thrills river rafting on the On the Klamath River with an experienced rafting company: River Country Rafting, Klamath River Rafting
  • Explore the Siskiyou Wilderess.
  • Hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Set out OHVing on the Lubbs Trail near Orleans or any of several trails in the Mad River area.

Nearby Campgrounds

Six Rivers National Forest Campgrounds


Trinity River Campgrounds


Patrick's Point State Park Campgrounds


Key Boise Creek Campground Regulations

  1. Keep food and scented items in a secure place so that bears cannot get to them.
  2. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  3. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings.
  4. To prevent the spread of invasive pests, obtain firewood locally .

Boise Creek Campground

Boise Creek Campground is along Highway 299, two miles west of the town of Willow Creek in the Six Rivers National Forest. Willow Creek, with a population of about 1,700, sits along the Trinity River. The town is known as the Bigfoot Capital of the World and holds an annual Bigfoot Daze festival in September.

Visitors to Boise Creek Campground find the best river access for swimming and rafting to the north at Tish Tang Campground in the Hoopa Valley Tribal Reservation. Day use there is $6 per vehicle. Fishing in the Trinity River is good for salmon in the fall and steelhead in the winter. A ½-mile trail from Boise Creek Campground leads to the creek and a swimming hole.

Boise Creek Campground features 17 campsites in a single loop among large Pacific madrone, Douglas-fir, and California bay trees. Most campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Three sites are designated for tents only.

Boise Creek Campground Basics
Boise Creek Campground Location: Highway 299, 2 miles west of the town of Willow Creek
Elevation: 855 feet
Mileage and driving timea from gateway cities: Eureka - 46 miles, 56 minutes
Redding - 101 miles, 2:09
Number of Sites: 17
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Lower Trinity Ranger District: (530) 629-2118

Reservations for Boise Creek Campground
Reservations Resevations are available from mid-May through September. Other times of the year campsites are first-come, first-served. Reservatiions can be made from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date..
Booking Window: Reservatiions can be made from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Most sites are accessible
Fees: $10 per night
Reservations: Boise Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Boise Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Supplies available in Orleans - 1 mile
Attractions near Boise Creek Campground: Swim in Boise Creek. Enjoy the Trinity and Klamath Rivers for fishing, rafting, and (when water levels are safe) swimming. Spend time in charming Willow Creek. Visit the Willow Creek China Flat Museum. Go rafting with Bigfoot Rafting. Play 9 holes of golf at the Bigfoot Golf and Country Club in Willow Creek. Brush Mountain Lookout is accessible from Friday Ridge Road southeast of Willow Creek.

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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