- Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials have issued a new Forest Order for the Delta & Hirz Fires that reduces the size of the closed area. It will reopen much of the National Forest System land that was closed earlier for public safety. Please note that the Slate Creek area remains closed due to numerous hazards. Please be aware that fire hazards may remain such as snags, burned out stump holes, unstable terrain, and rolling logs or rocks. The new Forest Order No. 14-18-20 goes into effect immediately.
- Forest Recreation Report Includes a link to our forest's Recreation Opportunity Guides, Mt. Shasta climbing conditions, and important specific Ranger District information.
- Recreation Facilities Guide Complete forest campground, day use and other recreational facilities.
- Permitted Outfitter, Guide, and Marina List
- Accessible Features of Forest Recreation Facilities updated Nov 2017
Know Before You Go
Season of Use
Most recreation sites within the STNF are open from May 15 through September 15. During the remainder of the year, some sites may be kept open as needed or as weather permits. Recreational facilities that remain open will offer reduced services. Some water systems are turned off during the winter months.
Length of Stay
Camping at improved campgrounds is limited to the maximum number of days posted at the site (generally no more than 14 days). Camping outside of improved campgrounds (dispersed camping) is limited to thirty (30) days within a one (1) year period, starting with the first day of occupancy.
Family campground fees range from $10 to $115 per day, depending on the types of services offered. Group campground fees range from $30 to $140 per night. Fee listings for individual campground are available upon request. There is a $6 fee for a second vehicle (if space allows) at some sites.
Pets are allowed in the recreation areas unless posted. They must be on a leash not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control when in a developed site.
Campfire permits are required outside of a designated campsite and may be obtained free of charge from your nearest Forest Service, CAL FIRE or BLM office.
Generally, dispersed camping is allowed outside of developed sites within the STNF unless otherwise posted. The exception to this is Lewiston Lake. Camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of the high water mark with no exceptions.
Fireworks and Firearms
It is prohibited to discharge a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property: (1) in or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area, or (2) across or on a Forest Development road, or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge. (261.10d)
It is illegal to discharge or ignite a firecracker, rocket or other fireworks, or explosive on all National Forest lands (261.14d) and in Shasta County.
The South Fork Trinity River is the main tributary of the Trinity River, in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.
It is part of the Klamath River drainage basin. It flows generally northwest from its source in the Klamath Mountains, 92 miles (148 km) through Humboldt and Trinity Counties, to join the Trinity near Salyer. The main tributaries are Hayfork Creek and the East Branch South Fork Trinity River. The river has no major dams or diversions, and is designated Wild and Scenic for its entire length.
One of the largest undammed river systems in California, the South Fork drains a rugged, remote watershed of 980 square miles (2,500 km2). The large areas of intact habitat are important for several endangered species and rare plants. Historically, the South Fork watershed was known for its prodigious anadromous fish population and dense old-growth forests. During the mid-20th century, the river channel was heavily damaged by major flooding, which was exacerbated by erosion caused by mining, logging and ranching. Decades later the South Fork is still considered in the process of recovery.
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