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BUSHYTAIL, CA

part ofSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, US Forest Service
Photo: BUSHYTAIL
Status: Closed through Sun May 18 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bushytail Campground is nestled in a grove of tall Douglas firs and Ponderosa Pines, just a short distance from Trinity Lake.

This campground makes an excellent base for enjoying a variety of water sports, sightseeing and other activities and is ideal for single families and small groups.

Natural Features:

Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape encompassing five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers.

Bushytail Campground is part of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. Nearby Trinity Lake sits at an elevation of 2,370 feet and is surrounded by the Trinity Alps.

Black bears are frequently spotted in the area, as well as bobcats, mountain lions and a variety of bird species.

Recreation:

Trinity Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including boating, water skiing, sailing, swimming and fishing. Anglers can catch catfish, in addition to a variety of salmon, trout and bass.

The Clark Springs Public Boat Ramp is less than a mile from Bushytail Campground.

Hikers may be interested in the 4-mile Trinity Lakeshore Trail, which starts at the nearby Clark Springs Campground.

Facilities:

Bushytail offers single, double, triple and quad sites. All sites have grills, bear-proof food lockers, campfire rings and picnic tables.

This campground has electric and water hookups in most sites and paved parking spurs. Flush toilets and drinking water are available. There are 2 coin-operated showers.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Weaverville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This former mining town offers restaurants, shopping and self-guided walking tours.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Hookups
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum group size is 25
  • Maximum vehicle length is 40 feet
  • Due to bears in the area, all food must be kept in approved containers
  • There is no septic tank or dump station
  • Click here for more information on this campground
  • Click here to learn more about the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.855, -122.81889
40°51'18"N, 122°49'8"W

From I-5, take 299 west to Weaverville. Then take State Highway 3 north for 16 miles. Turn right at Minersville/Bushytail, then turn left into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BUSHYTAIL
14538 Wonderland Blvd
Redding CA 96019

Phone Number:

Information: (530)275-8113
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