Hayward Flat Campground

Trinity Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Trinity Lake


Trinity Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Hayward Flat Campground are close to great waterskiing in Trinity Lake.

  • Beautiful 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.
  • Visit the Joss House State Historic Park in Weaverville.
  • stop by one of Trinity Lake's marinas for boat rentals.

Key Hayward Flat Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by storing all food and scented 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 invasive pests, obtain your firewood locally.

Hayward Flat Campground

Hayward Flat Campground is along an inlet on Trinity Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The campground is among the most popular around the lake because of its great lake access and abundant shade. The protected inlet by the campground usually has glassy water, great for waterskiing and wakeboarding. Anglers do well from the shore as well as trolling from a boat. A boat ramp is 3 miles away. Mooring of boats at the campground may be available.

Hayward Flat Campground offers 98 campsites in 5 loops. Those in the Dogwood and Elderberry loops have lake views and possible boat mooring. Of all the campsites, 65 can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Ten are designated for tents-only. Another 22 sites are available for RVs, trailers and tents, but reservations for them are non-specific, which means campers will be assigned a site upon arrival. In addition, Hayward Flat Campground has 6 Group Campsites.

Hayward Flat Campground Basics
Hayward Flat Campground Location: Off Highway 3, 15 miles north of Weaverville
Elevation: 2,400 feet
Nearby Cities: 64 miles northwest of Redding
Number of Sites: 98
Open - Closed: mid-May through mid-September
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 for Hayward Flat Campground
Reservations available Mid-May through mid-September
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night
plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Hayward Flat Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Hayward Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, bear-proof food lockers at most sites, campfire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Hayward Flat Campground: Relics from the area's placer mining history are scattered throughout the campground, with interpretive signs providing explanations. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground's amphitheater. Hike along the 4-mile Trinity Lakeshore Trail. Visit Clark Springs Public Boat Ramp. All around the lake find hiking, fishing, motor-boating, waterskiing, sailing, and kayaking.

Hayward Flat Group Campsites

Hayward Flat Campground has 6 group campsites. Each site can accommodate 12 people and up to 4 vehicles. For all practical purposes, the group sites are equivalent to double campsites offered at other campgrounds.
Fee: $35 per night
Reservations: Hayward Flat Group Campsite Reservations

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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