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MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA

Photo: MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Sat Jun 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tucked away in the towering pines of the Mendocino National Forest, the Masterson Campground is perfect for your next big get-together.

The large grassy meadows of the campground are surrounded by a dense blanket of forest, offering visitors an outdoor experience of tranquility and solitude.

Natural Features:

The Mendocino National Forest, California's only national forest that is not crossed by a paved road, straddles the eastern spur of the Coastal Mountain Range in northwestern California, just a three-hour drive north of San Francisco and Sacramento.

Sprinkled throughout the dense green forest are several lakes, offering visitors additional recreational opportunities against a stunning and secluded backdrop.

Recreation:

The campground's open meadow areas allow for group games and activities, and a large fire ring provides the perfect place for a nighttime campfire circle and s'mores session.

Plaskett Lake, a short one-mile walk from the campground, offers a variety of trout for the fishing enthusiast, as well as canoeing and other non-motorized boating activities.

Mendocino National Forest's 913,306 acres of mountains and canyons allow for a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study and off-highway vehicle riding.

Whether it's deer, birds, rabbits, chipmunks or perhaps the occasional bear, wildlife viewing is always a popular activity for visitors. The area is also an extremely popular destination during hunting season.

Facilities:

Masterson offers traditional primitive camping with the added convenience of toilets and running water. The site can hold up to 75 guests comfortably.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Plaskett Lake Campground can handle additional visitors for larger parties.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Fire Rings
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • The combination for the lock on the entrance gate will be given with your confirmation letter
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.73778, -122.84722
39°44'16"N, 122°50'50"W

From Interstate 5, take Exit 162 toward Willows. After about 23 miles turn right at the junction at County Road 306. Travel approximately four miles, then turn left onto 162/Forest Highway 7. After approximately 30 miles turn right at the Masterson Group Camp sign and follow the road for a quarter-mile to the gated entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND
Stonyford Work Station, P.O. Box 160
Stonyford CA 95979-0160

Phone Number:

Information: (530)963-3128