Tannery Gulch Campground

Trinity Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Trinity Lake


Tannery Gulch Campground at Trinity Lake

Tannery Gulch Campground at Trinity Lake

Trinity Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Tannery Gulch Campground have the exclusive use of the campground boat launch ramp and beach.

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

Key Tannery Gulch Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by securing all food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Keep Dogs on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be confined to a vehicle or tent.
  3. To help prevent the spread of harmful pests, obtain your firewood locally.

Tannery Gulch Campground

Tannery Gulch Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the south shore of the Stuart Arm of Trinity Lake. The campground includes a boat launch ramp and beach solely for the use of campground customers. Fishing from the shore near the campground for trout, bass, and catfish is usually good. Out on the lake boaters enjoy cruising, water skiing, and fishing.

Tannery Gulch Campground has 84 campsites arranged around four loops. All of the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campsites are in a forest of pines, firs, and oaks. The sites in Loops B, C, and D have views of the lake. Five campsites which are called group sites are really just slightly larger sites for 12 people. There is a modern amphitheater which seats 150 and has rear screen projection.

Tannery Gulch Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 3, 11 miles north of Weaverville
Elevation: 2,370 feet
Nearby Cities: 59 miles northwest of Redding
Number of Sites: 84
Open - Closed: May through 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 at Tannery Gulch Campground
Reservations available May through 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
Group Sites - $35
plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Tannery Gulch Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Tannery Gulch Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, some sites with bear-proof food lockers, campfire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater, boat ramp, beach
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Tannery Gulch Campground: Enjoy the campground boat launch ramp and beach. Join interpretive programs in the summer at the modern amphitheater. Hike along the 4-mile Trinity Lakeshore Trail. Try fishing the Slate Creek inlet. Mountain bikers test yourselves on the Lake Trail Singletrack and the Buckeye Ridge Basalt Road.

Tannery Gulch Campground at Trinity Lake

Tannery Gulch 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.

Some group sites (for as few as 12 people) can be reserved 12 months in advance.

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