Bushytail Campground

Trinity Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Trinity Lake


Bushytail Campground at Trinity Lake

Bushytail Campground at Trinity Lake

Trinity Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Bushytail Campground are usually quite pleased with the modern, upgraded appearance of the campsites and the quality of the campground amenities.

  • Nearby Trinity Lake spreads over 17,000 surface acres and has 145 miles of shoreline. The lake is popular for boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
  • Follow scenic hiking trails in the Trinity Wilderness.
  • Raft along the Trinity River with an experienced rafting company.
  • Tour the Joss House State Historic Park in Weaverville.
  • Visit one of Trinity Lake's marinas for boat rentals.

Key Bushytail Campground Regulations

  1. Prevent problems with bears by securing all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be kept in a vehicle or tent.
  3. To avoid the spread of harmful insects, obtain your firewood locally.

Bushytail Campground

Bushytail Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on a ridge above Trinity Lake. With a variety of single through quadruple campsites, and amenities such as electricity and water hook-ups available, the campground is especially popular with multi-family groups who want to gather for a vacation. At nearby Trinity Lake, boating, waterskiing, and fishing are popular activities.

Bushytail Campground has 12 campsites. Of those, 9 are single sites for up to 8 people, one is a double site, one is a triple, and one is a quad. Most sites have water and electric hook-ups. The campground is in a grove of Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. Most campsites have paved areas around the table and cooking areas, making them accessible for those in wheelchairs. Included in Bushytail Campground is a group social area with serving tables, a group barbecue pit, group pedestal grill, and bear locker. The Clark Springs boat ramp is less than a mile from the campground.

Bushytail Campground Basics
Bushytail Campground Location: Off Highway 3, 16.5 miles north of Weaverville
Elevation: 2,700 feet
Nearby Cities: 57 miles northwest of Redding
Number of Sites: 12
Open - Closed: mid-May through October
Max. People per single site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per single site: 1 (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Weaverville Ranger Station: (530) 623-2121

Reservations at Bushytail Campground
1Prices shown on reservation website are lower than those we show here from the Trinity National Forest website.
Reservations available Mid-May through mid-September, otherwise first come, first served
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: Many sites wheelchair accessible, restrooms accessible
Fees:1 Single non-electric site - $16 per night
Single electric site - $24 per night
Double electric site - $40 per night
Triple electric site - $55 per night
Quad (group) electric site - $80 per night
Reservations: Bushytail Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Bushytail Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, bear-proof food locker, pedestal grill, fireplace, and most with water and electric hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No
Attractions near Bushytail Campground: Take advantage of the nearby Clark Springs Public Boat Ramp and beach. At the lake enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, and kayaking. Hike the 4-mile Trinity Lakeshore Trail. Try hiking other local trails. Mountain bike the Granite Peak Road, the Lake Trail Singletrack and the Buckeye Ridge Basalt Road.

Bushytail Campground at Trinity Lake

Bushytail Campground at Trinity Lake

General Camping Information for Trinity Lake

Opening and closing dates for some campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather 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.

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