Friday, May 6, 2016

Algoma Campground

Brief description:  Primitive and somewhat remote campground next to a lovely stream.

Open Dates:  Open all year ~ weather permitting road access.

Number of Campsites:  8 sites developed by users.  Max RV length 24 ft.  (Not all spots will accommodate this length)  Area is often used by tent campers.

Length of Stay:  14 days

Fees:  FREE ~ self-registration

Affiliation:  US Forest Service

Location/Address:  From the McCloud Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy 89 towards Lassen.  Drive approximately 13 miles and look for a small brown sign on the south side of the road that shows a cross country skier sign.  Turn right and drive down Forest Service Road # 39N06 for approximately one mile.  You will cross a one lane bridge and the campground will be on your right.

Elevation:  3,800 ft.

Contact Information:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest,  McCloud Ranger Station, P.O. Box 1620, McCloud, Ca 96057
(530) 964-2184

·       Vault Toilets
·       Next to a river
·       Rock (camper made) fire pits
·       NO WATER
·       Trees and some open areas
·       Some picnic tables

General Description:  Camping spots are located on both sides of the river and the road in a dirt area; some of the access to camp areas is not suitable for trailers (large dips in entrance).  However, there are some nice places to park a small trailer or RV.  Leveling might be required.  Lovely trees, brush and rushing creek in the area.  Bears could visit campsites.  The campground is located at the terminus of the McCloud River Trail, about 12 miles from Lower Falls. 

Nearby Services:  (groceries, medical, etc.) Nearest towns for groceries and fuel are Mt. Shasta (approx. 25 miles) and McCloud, California (approx. 13 miles).  Nearest hospital and ER at Mt. Shasta City:  Mercy Medical Center, 914 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA  96067.  (530) 926-6111.

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