MAD RIVER CAMPGROUND, CA

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Mad River Campground is located on banks of its namesake river, about two miles south of Ruth Lake in the thickly forested mountains of northern California.The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the river among a forested area of oak trees and evergreen shrubs. Portions of the campground...

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Overview

Mad River Campground is located on banks of its namesake river, about two miles south of Ruth Lake in the thickly forested mountains of northern California.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the river among a forested area of oak trees and evergreen shrubs. Portions of the campground are capped with tall Douglas fir trees, providing ample shade.

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:

Fishing is a popular activity and anglers can expect to catch a variety of trout in the Mad River. Nearby Ruth Lake is open for boating, swimming and other water-related activities. A marina and boat ramp are available for easy lake access, and maps and directions to the marina are located on the information boards in the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A majority of the sites are adjacent to the Mad River.

Tables and campfire rings are available at each site. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The 13,800-acre Ruth Lake is about three miles south of the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Watch for poison oak
  • Extra vehicles are $5 per day
  • Boat inspections for quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species are required at the Ruth Lake 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:

MAD RIVER CAMPGROUND
741 State Hwy 36
Bridgeville  CA  95526

Phone Number:

Project Office: (707)574-6233