A view of the bridge over the
at Sims Flat Campground. This is a historic bridge built by the Civilian
Conservation Crops in the 1930s.
This is a great little campground less than a mile from Interstate 5 located right near the
Siskiyou County line, the camp is actually located in . Shasta County
Open Dates: Typically open April through November, weather permitting.
Number of Campsites: 19 sites, no reservations. Mid size RV's and campers can be accommodated as well as tents. Maximum spur: 20 feet.
Fees: Self-registration fee station at entrance. $15.00 per night. 14 day limit.
Forest Service Campground
Location/Address: Between Castella and
along Interstate 5. (About 15 miles from Lakehead, California) Take
exit 718 (Sims Exit) off of Interstate 5 and head East. Follow the road
approximately a mile until you see the bridge that crosses the Dunsmuir, California Sacramento River cross the river and very shortly you
will arrive at the camp ground. The camp entrance is at the beginning of
the bridge pictured above.
Elevation: 1600 ft.
- Both flush and vault toilets
- Rail-fanning ~ watch or photograph the Union Pacific freight trains as they make their way through the canyon. The tracks are on the opposite side of the river from the campground.
- Whitewater boating during spring run off
- Historic trail along the campground following the river. The trail goes through a old mill and a former CCC camp.
General Description: Sites have both trees and clear areas. Most sites are across from the river, but very pleasant. Great location for a overnight stop while traveling Interstate 5. Road is paved or gravel. No RV sanitation facilities. Deer, bear and birds frequent area.
Groceries & Fuel, etc.: Can be obtained at Dunsmuir, or Castella within a few miles.
is approximately 20
miles and has the nearest hospital. Mt. Shasta