Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fowlers Camp (NFS)






Affiliation: National Forest Service Campground

Number of Campsites: 39 campsites, Maximum spur for trailers, 32'.

Length of Stay: 14 day, first come, first served.

Location/address: Shasta-Trinity National Forest, McCloud Ranger Station. Approximately 5.5 miles east of McCloud off of State Highway 89. (15 miles East from Interstate 5 off Highway 89)

Elevation: 3,400 ft.

Fee: $15 per night. Self-registration station.

Season: May - October

Directions: Near Mt. Shasta City take the Highway 89 turn off from Interstate 5 and travel east for approximately 15 miles. Look for the sign that points to the south that indicates the way to Fowler Camp and Lower Falls. Travel south approximately 1 mile. Watch for sign at fork in road and go left to campground. All roads are paved, even within the campground. Good signage for directions.

Contacts:
McCloud Ranger Station
P. O. Box 1620
McCloud, CA 96057
(530) 964-2184
www.fs.usda.gov/stnf

Amenities:
  • Vault Toilets
  • Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Trash service
  • Grills and fire rings
  • Paved campsites
  • Fishing nearby at McCloud River
  • Hiking
  • River Access within a short distance
  • Walking distance to falls (three falls ~ hike is 3 mile round trip)
  • Located in nice stand of trees
  • Swimming may be available in the area


General Description: Lovely campground with camp host during season. Two loops with campsites. Mature trees. Good fishing and easy river access. Campsites are "smallish" and most may not accommodate two vehicles, however, some sites were available for slightly larger parties. Summertime can be busy at this campground, early arrival may be recommended. Campground is suitable for mid-sized RV's and trailers as well as for tents.

Nearby Services: Groceries in McCloud approximately 5.5 miles, west of the camp off of Highway 89. Hospital in Mt. Shasta City approximately 18 miles.

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