It's almost 5.30 and in a few moments, you’re leaving the office and heading out of the city to the serene surroundings of Fir Cove Campground for a spot of well-deserved R n' R. Your dog is in the back seat getting hyped as you drive through the endearing town of Bridgeville to pick up supplies for the weekend ahead.
Situated on Lake Ruth on the South side of the Six Rivers National Forest, Fir Cove Campground offers 19 tent and RV sites for folks wanting time out in a picturesque, still-water setting. Once you arrive, your fur-baby friend will need to be on a leash no more than six feet long and be supervised so they don’t icrnterfere with other campers. As their owner, you’ll be responsible for picking up after them, so grab some poop bags before you get to the camp.
Douglas Fir trees make a magical backdrop to the lake inlet, while other smaller, established trees and bushes provide shade in the areas designated for camping. Tussock grass and bare patches of ground with boulders dotted around are the features of this majestic setting where life is a little slower and new friends are made between people from different places.
The camp offers fire-pits and picnic tables for everyday use plus vault restrooms and tap water. A small fee of $12 per site, makes this laid-back camp a popular place to take a break or spend an entire vacation. Check in and out time is between 2 and 2.30 pm, and if you’re heading to Fir Cove Campgrounds with an RV or trailer, a 22 feet limit is in place. There is no electricity at this wilderness campground or sewerage dump station and if you need more food there's is a general store about 2 miles north of the camp
You and the dog can swim in the lake or take a trip out on a boat for a spot of fishing. You might prefer to relax on the shore with a good book while active campers go water-skiing or canoeing on the silky, smooth lake. Memories will be made as you take your pooch along the trail by the lake where they’ll be in doggy heaven, sniffing new trees and the scent of wildlife along the way.
For the 2018 season, it is requested campers bring their own water due to repairs taking place.