Looking for a Fido-friendly Northern Sierra getaway? Well look no fur-ther than Hallsted Campground! This campground is perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors without giving up too many of their indoor conveniences. Hallsted has electricity and water hookups, a shower station, and there’s even a grocery store less than half a mile away in the nearby town of Twain, so there’s no need to waste luggage space on food and other provisions.
Not only that, but the surroundings are simply beautiful -- Hallsted is located in the scenic Feather River Canyon, just a bone’s throw away from the river itself. The mature pines and firs around sites provide plenty of shade, and at an elevation of 2,300 feet, you and your buddy should be able to keep cool even in the height of summer. The twenty-site campground isn’t nearly as popular as it should be, but it’s still best to book early, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of Hallsted’s accessible sites. The daily rate for non-electric sites is $25, while a site with electric hookups will set you back $32 per night. A word of warning -- Hallsted is near a railway line, so expect some mild noise pollution.
Each campsite has its own picnic table, so if all you and your buddy want to do is chill, take in the scenery, and read a book, Hallsted’s got you covered. If you’d like to get a little more adventurous, don’t worry; you two are sure to sniff out something to do! A short, tree-lined trail runs from the campground down to the Feather River, which is a popular spot for fishing and swimming. Your doggo is free to take a dip, as long as they stay on-leash! Butterfly Valley Botanical Area is just a short drive away, and it’s a spectacular spot for a stroll. Even if the carnivorous plants don’t pique your interest, the wild roses and poppies are simply stunning. Hound-dog hikers will need to roam a little further from camp to find their entertainment, but there are plenty of op-paw-tunities for trekking within driving distance, including an entry point to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Wifi isn’t available at Hallsted, and cell service varies from network to network, so you might want to check with your provider before you leave if you need to be in constant contact. Fires are permitted within designated rings, but regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water available. Remember to bring waste bags to clean up after your furry friend, and have a pawesome time!