Bridge Camp (CA)

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Bridge Camp Campground is located on Staurt Forts Creek, it has a total of 10 single sites with an average back in around 16ft. This campground has vault toilets and water spigots dependent on season. There are picnic tables and fire rings with grills on top located at each site. The campground is a horse camp and remote.

This Campground is on a First Come - First Serve Basis, vistors are required to physically be at the campground to purchase and claim a site. You must also occupy the area the day you pay for it, no advance payments. We encourage our visitors to download the app to take advantage of the Scan & Pay Option. There is also a Iron Ranger on site that you can pay with cash or check. 

A public boat ramp is located approximately 8 miles away at Minersville (dependent on water level).

To view current ramp information visit our website: Ramp Information 

Need to Know

Natural Features

Trinity Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in California, it has an elevation around 2,387' with around 145 miles of shoreline. Trinity is made up of 3 arms: Papose, Buckeye and Stuart Fork Arm. The Water Volume of Trinity Lake: 2,447,650 acre-ft. There are a variety of coves and arms perfect for fishing or a quiet picnic on the water. The main body of the lake has plenty of room for water sports like wakeboarding or tubing. 

Nearby Attractions

There are several attractions in the area for a list view our website: Local Attractions 


Trinity offers wholesome memories, perfect for families, adventures and everything in-between. There are multiple hiking trails and rivers making it the perfect destination for exploration. Popular activities on Trinity Lake include boating, fishing, sailing and water skiing. 

Different Species of fish in Trinity Lake include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, kokanee salmon, Chinook salmon.

Bass fishing – dredger piles near the head of the lake is the most promising locations. Fishing near the shoreline during spring (March-June) is best.

Trout fishing – found year-round throughout the lake but best during spring where they can be found nearly anywhere. During the summer months trout tend to stay near the mouths of the major tributaries.

Rental Options

Learn more about gear rental options for your trip

Driving Directions

Bridge Camp is located 17 miles north of Weaverville 

Going west on 299 take a right on Trinity Dam Blvd follow for about 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Lewiston Pike Rd about 1 mile then turn left onto Rush Creek Rd for about 8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 3 about 6 miles turn left onto Trinity Alps Rd follow for about 4 miles campground is on the left. 

Campground can also be mapped via google maps. 

Available Campsites

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