Oak Bottom Campground (Tent & RV)
Located on Whiskeytown Lake, Oak Bottom Tent Campground includes a fire grate, picnic table, and storage locker at each site. While some of the campground has shade, about half of the campsites are in full sun (the Carr Fire burned substantial vegetation in the area). Oak Bottom Beach, a small store, boat rentals, and the Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trailhead are nearby. Lakeside tent sites are $35 per night from April 15 to October 15 and $20 per night the rest of the year. Other tent sites are $30 per night from April 15 to October 15 and $20 the rest of the year. Pets are allowed for a fee of $2 per night. There is a maximum of six people per site. Discounts are provided for those with a Senior Pass or Access Pass.
Primitive Campgrounds (Sheep Camp, Horse Camp, Peltier Bridge, Brandy Creek)
Primitive campsites have fire rings, tables, food storage lockers, and vault toilets. The sites are located away from the lake and are accessible by dirt road. For Horse Camp Primitive Campground, there is a maximum of 10 people per site, three vehicles (including two RVs), and three tents maximum per site. For Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground, there is a maximum of 6 people, two vehicles, and two tents per site. Brandy Creek Primitive Campground, Crystal Creek Primimtive Campground, and Sheep Camp Primitive Campground remain closed due to the Carr Fire.
Brandy Creek RV Campground
Brandy Creek RV Campground offers camping only for self-contained recreational vehicles. All RVs must have fully self-contained toilet and wastewater devices, defined as apparatus permanently constructed within a motor vehicle for the purpose of collecting and storing human waste and wastewater for later disposal in a dump station or other device. There are no restrooms in the campground. A dump station and water is provided but there are no hook-ups.
Dry Creek Group Campground (Tent)
Dry Creek Group Campground is located just beyond the Brandy Creek Beach day use area. There are two designated group sites in this tent campground. Each site contains two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables, a large charcoal barbecue grill, a cleared fire pit area, vault toilets, bear-proof storage lockers and drinking water. Each site can hold a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 50 people and are available by reservation. Larger groups may reserve both sites for a total of 100 campers.
The fee is $80 per night. The 2021 season for Dry Creek runs from June 1st to October 31st. Reservations can be made online up to six months in advance on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Backcountry Camping (Backpacking)
Because much of the park's backcountry remains closed due to the threat of post-Carr Fire debris flows, overnight backpacking is not permitted at this time.
Last updated: April 1, 2022