Sacramento River
A Guide to Recreation and Public Access
Sims Flat Campground
Access Site Details
Owner: USDA Forest Service (530) 226-2500
City: Sims
County: Shasta
Ownership: Public
Public Access: yes
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Access Via: Public road
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Fishing Supplement: Click Here
Activities Available
• Kayaking/Canoeing
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Tubing
• Birding
• Photography
• Nature Observation
• Nature Walk
• 20 Tent Sites (reservable)
• Walking
Facilities Available
• Paved Lot
Pedestrian Access
• ADA Accessible
• Paved Walkways
Picnic Facilities
• Picnic Table(s)
• Barbecue Grill(s)/Pit(s)
• Tree Shaded
• Potable Water
• Drinking Fountains
• Flush Toilets & Sinks
• Showers
Location Description
Ten miles south of Dunsmuir. From Interstate 5 take Sims Flat exit east.
Site Description
This area is a public campsite that is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. There are 20 tent sites, restrooms, and handicap access. There is a daily fee for using the facilities. Provides river access to the Upper Sacramento River as well as hiking opportunities on the Sims Historic Loop Trail. The trail features an old California Conservation Corp Camp, a turn-of-the-century logging mill site, an old school house and access to Hazel Creek. The Forest Service as well as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses the river at the entrance of the camp, in 1933. Known as the first project completed by the CCC.
Topology Hydrology
Upper Sacramento River, Hazel Creek. Part of the Klamath Mountain Geological Province.
Vegetation Wildlife
Pine forest. Forest animals, such as the black tail deer, squirrels, mountain lions and brown bears. Rainbow and brown trout.
Current Land Use
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, public campground.
Access Description
From Interstate 5 take the Sims exit. If heading northbound, take a right onto Sims road. If heading southbound, take a left. Cross the railroad tracks and the entrance will be on the right.
Facility Signage
• Entrance
• Directional
• Facility Rules
• Services