Castella - Camping at Castle Crags State Park2022 Castle Creek Road
Castella, California 96017
There are 76 developed campsites located with Castle Crags State Park, both in the woods and along the river. Each spot comes with a picnic table, food locker and fire ring.
Camping is year-round and on a first come, first-served basis for those without reservations; which can be made up to six months in advance. While it may not always be necessary to make a reservation, this park is very popular in the summer.
The park, named for its 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags, offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country and views of Mount Shasta. The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park and the Castle Dome Trail within the park is one of the best hikes in the area.
How to get there:
The park is located about 45 minutes north of Redding right off of I-5.
You can reserve camping spots online or by calling 1-800-444-7275. For more info, visit the Park's Website.
Things to do in the area:
Just north in Dunsmuir, visit Dunsmuir City Park and the Dunsmuir Museum. Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake, north in Mt. Shasta, are both great places to spend some time playing in the water.
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