MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA

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...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 70 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

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.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sun Aug 30 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 15 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Peak Mon Jun 15 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services 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
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 15 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00
Peak Season
Jun 15 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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
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