Castle Crags SP

State Park

Castle Crags State Park is open year round for Camping and Day use weather permitting.

During severe winter weather please call the Cascade Sector Office for weather related closure updates at 530-225-2065 during normal business hours.

The Riverside camping and day use parking area are open.  There are 12 campsites in the Riverside Campground along the upper Sacramento River.  Camping at Riverside is first come first serve.

The park offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and a view of Mount Shasta. There are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites.

The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park.

Dogs not allowed on park trails.

The park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags.

Location - Directions

The park is located six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5.

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.

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·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Castle Crags is open for camping year round. Day use hours are from Sunrise to Sunset. Self-Registration is Required. Ranger on Patrol will verify.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (530) 235-2684

  • Region

    Shasta Cascade



  • Max Camper Length:

    27 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    21 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes