Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground

Whiskeytown, CA
National Campground
  • Tent


This tent-only campground is located in the southeast corner of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 13.5 miles west of Redding, California, and three and a half hours north of Sacramento. Clear Creek flows past the campground, making it a popular spot for fly fishing. The camp is shaded by alders and large canyon live oaks. The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. The picturesque mountain setting and extensive forested backcountry offer ample opportunities for hiking and biking. Whiskeytown is a National Park Service site and charges an entrance fee for each vehicle. A seven day entrance pass costs $20 and an annual pass costs $40. Entrance passes can be purchased at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, Oak Bottom Campground Store, or online at Interagency passes such as the Senior, Access, and $80 Annual passes are accepted for park entrance. Display your entrance pass on the dashboard of your vehicle. Black bears frequent the area: all food, beverage containers, toiletries, cooking and eating utensils must be stored inside a bear-resistant locker or out of sight in your vehicle unless they are in immediate use. Generators are not allowed. Tent camping only. You can go directly to the site any time after 1:00 pm on the day of your reservation. No additional check-in is needed. Check out time is 12 pm (noon). No additional check-out is required. We suggest that you download your reservation to your device or print out the email receipt in case it is needed. If you have any concerns, call the park dispatch office at (530) 242-3431. The office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maximum occupancy is 6 people and 2 vehicles. Drinking water is available at the visitor center. Refill water containers at the faucet outside of the building on the right-hand side. Click here for more information about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area


  • BBQ
  • Boat Launch
  • Fire Pit
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

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Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground


PO Box 188, Whiskeytown, California, 96095