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HAYWARD FLAT, CA

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

Overview

Hayward Flat is one of the most popular campgrounds on Trinity Lake, offering excellent lake access and plenty of shade from Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. Located on one of the best arms of the lake for water skiing, Hayward is favored by visitors interested in water sports.

Relics from the area's Placer mining history are scattered throughout the campground, with interpretive signs providing explanations.

Natural Features:

The Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape ranging from 1,000 to 14,162 feet. The 2.1 million acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers.

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:

A boat ramp and marina are located 3 miles away, but mooring may be available at the campground. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing.

Anglers can fish for catfish, as well as a variety of bass, trout and salmon.

Facilities:

The 98-unit family campground is comprised of 5 loops. The Dogwood and Elderberry loops provide lake views and informal mooring for boats.

Some sites are tent-only, but every campsite has a paved spur, table and campfire ring. Most campsites also provide a bear-proof food storage locker. Additional amenities include flush toilets and drinking water.

The site also offers an amphitheater with educational interpretive programs offered seasonally. Program dates and times will be posted at the campground. Limited day-use parking may be available. and limited day-use parking.

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
  • Amphitheater
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served sites are available
  • Maximum trailer size is 40 feet
  • Only one vehicle included in cost of single capacity site; a second vehicle is permitted for a $5 fee
  • Only two vehicles included in cost of a double capacity site; two extra vehicles are permitted at $5 each
  • Bicycles and vehicles on pavement only
  • Due to bears in the area, all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Click here for further information on this campground
  • Click here for more information about 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):
40.87444, -122.76917
40°52'28"N, 122°46'9"W

From Redding, CA: Go west on Highway 299 to Weaverville, then north on Highway 3 for 15 miles. Turn right at Hayward sign and travel approximately 2 miles to campground entrance.

From Eureka, CA: Go east on Highway 299 to Weaverville, then north on Highway 3 for 15 miles. Turn right at Hayward sign and travel approximately 2 miles to campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HAYWARD FLAT
14538 Wonderland Blvd
Redding CA 96019

Phone Number:

Information: (530)275-8113
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