FIR COVE CAMPGROUND, CA

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Fir Cove Campground is located on beautiful Ruth Lake, a 13,800-acre jewel situated in the thickly forested mountains of northern California. A variety of recreational opportunities abound. It is one of three campgrounds in the region, and one of two on the lake. Bailey Canyon Campground...

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Overview

Fir Cove Campground is located on beautiful Ruth Lake, a 13,800-acre jewel situated in the thickly forested mountains of northern California. A variety of recreational opportunities abound.

It is one of three campgrounds in the region, and one of two on the lake. Bailey Canyon Campground is the companion to Fir Cove. It is located east of Fir Cove and is first-come, first-serve.

Natural Features:

The campground straddles a seasonal creek that empties into Ruth Lake. It is nestled in a mixture of mature Douglas fir, oak, pine and cedar trees at an elevation of about 2,700 feet.

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park.

Recreation:

The lake provides boating, water skiing, fishing and countless other recreation opportunities.

Anglers can enjoy a catch of small and largemouth bass, catfish, rainbow trout, Kokonee salmon, bluegill and crappie.

Forested peaks and valleys offer ample opportunities for hunting, hiking and off-road vehicle use. The Bailey Vista and Lakeview Trailheads start from Fir Cove, and the Picket Peak Trailhead starts from Bailey Canyon.

Facilities:

The campground offers several tent-only and multiple combined sites, many of them overlooking the lake. All sites are within a short walk from Ruth Lake. Sites 11 and 12 are companion sites.

Tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as well as accessible vault toilets and drinking water.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Rentals
  • Grocery Store
  • Marina
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Rafting
  • Tubing
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Extra vehicles are $5 per day
  • Boat inspections for quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species are required at the marina; an additional fee applies
  • Click here for more information about Six Rivers National Forest
  • 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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FIR COVE CAMPGROUND
741 State Hwy 36
Bridgeville  CA  95526

Phone Number:

Information:  707-574-6233 x 6852