Frequently Asked Questions About Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Is there a fee to get into Shasta-Trinity National Forest?
There is no fee to get into Shasta Trinity National Forest. However, some activities within the forest do require a fee or permit. There are certain days during the year when these permit requirements and fees are lifted as well.
Is there a limit to how long you can camp in Shasta-Trinity National Forest?
Yes, there is a limit to how long you can camp in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Dispersed camping is limited to 14 days in any one location and 30 days total in the forest in one year. Developed campgrounds have their own limits on how long guests can stay, and you'll need to check with individual campgrounds to find those.
Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Shasta-Trinity National Forest?
Yes, you can kayak, canoe, and raft in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. There are many mountain lakes that are beautiful spots for paddling. There are also several companies that offer guided rafting trips
What type of wildlife lives in Shasta-Trinity National Forest?
Wildlife in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest includes black bears, deer, ringtails, skunks, mountain lions, and a variety of birds and other animals. Because the forest is in bear country, campers will want to secure their food and other scented items out of the reach of bears and be watchful on trails.
What is the closest town to Shasta-Trinity National Forest?
The towns of Mt. Shasta and Weed are both within Shasta-Trinity National Forest. They are large enough to have supplies for campers and a few places to eat and sleep. Redding is just south of the forest and is a large town for the area, with even more amenities.