Current Local Camping Options

Local Madesi Valley Camping Options:

1. Camping at Madesi River Access & Campground (on Pit River, near Pit Dam #5) just up Hagen Flat Road, back past Big Bend center, veer left and left… (Managed by PG&E)

2. Camping is allowed on most USFS (US Forest Service) lands with no permits. Read or Download PDF about local options and rules here:

3. Camping at USFS Deadlun Campground at Iron Canyon Reservoir, just 6 miles up the road (drive over the Pit River bridge and follow signs up Forest Road 11)
(For full details, see:

Deadlun Campground is located at Iron Canyon Reservoir, a beautiful 500 acre lake located in a mountainous area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at an elevation of 2,696 feet. With 15 miles of forested shoreline and surrounding natural environment, the reservoir is a pleasant destination for anglers, campers, hunters, and wildlife/nature enthusiasts.

There are two developed campgrounds (Deadlun and the PG&E managed Hawkins Landing), many undeveloped camping spots, a boat ramp for small boats and a network of primitive roads and trails surrounding the reservoir. Nearby is the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pit River Canyon. Solitude is not uncommon, despite the lake’s popularity.

4. Camping & Cabin Rentals at Camp Stoney Meadows (Scott & Nora’s Place), just above Big Bend, up Forest Service Road 11, then up Kosk Creek (See full details, here:
And here:

5.  Camping in the Big Bend RV Park (formerly called “Big Bend Mobile Estates”) 25200 Big Bend Rd. Big BendCA 96011 (hook-ups available, call for rates)  (916) 645-2990

6. Camping & Cabin Rentals at Forest Springs (Collette’s Place), just above Big Bend, up Forest Service Road 11 to Baker Creek Road… (See full details, here: )

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