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part ofMendocino National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Sycamore Grove Campground sits along the banks of the sparkling Sacramento River at a 300-foot elevation, within the 488-acre Red Bluff Recreation Area. The area is an isolated parcel of the Mendocino National Forest in Northern California. Visitors to the campground enjoy shady oak and sycamore trees and grassy fields within a beautiful riparian environment.

Natural Features:

Sycamore Grove is a beautiful campground that is open year-round. Campsites and open areas throughout the campground are covered in lush, green grass, with shade trees towering overhead. The campground provides access to a variety of hiking and biking trails, as well as the scenic Sacramento River, which is open to all types of water sports.


Visitors can enjoy the 4-mile paved nature trail, which winds through flowering grasslands, wetlands and oak woodlands, providing access to an abundance of plants and wildlife, as well as incredible views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen and the Yolla Bolly Mountains.

The nearby river provides visitors with access to a variety of water-related recreation opportunities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and canoeing. A variety of fish can be seen in the river, including chinook, steelhead trout and striped bass.


The campground offers more than two dozen, accessible single-family and double campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush and vault toilets, as well as showers and drinking water, are provided. The showers are coin-operated and a code for the combination lock to the bathhouse can be obtained from the on-site campground host.

Nearby Attractions:

Scenic Black Butte Lake, in the Buckhorn Recreation Area, is located about 25 miles from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Electrical Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • River Access
  • Security Lights
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Campground has an electronic gate that closes daily at 10 p.m. and opens at 6 a.m.; you will be provided with a code to the gate if you are going to arrive after 10 p.m.
  • Click here for more information on the Mendocino 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):
40.15605, -122.20407
40°9'22"N, 122°12'15"W

From Interstate 5 at Red Bluff, take Antelope Boulevard east for about a quarter-mile and continue south on Sale Lane approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

USDA Forest Service, Grindstone Ranger District, Red Bluff Recreation Area, 1000 Sale Lane
Red Bluff  CA  96080

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)934-3316
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