Just two miles north of Lewiston town, CA is the Mary Smith Campground. Situated off Country Road 105 and sitting at an elevation of 1,900 feet, this campground is serene and pretty -- in fact, it's one of the most beautiful in California, according to Sunset Magazine. Offering excellent fishing and tent camping facilities, Mary Smith is also one of the best dog-friendly campsites in the region.
Since it's one of the most scenic lakeside campgrounds in California, the site is teeming with fauna, and every site on the campground offers stunning views of the Lewiston Lake (that stretches for five miles) as well as of the nearby Trinity Alps. Surrounded by ample wildflowers, the sites are surrounded by conifer and deciduous trees.
Mary Smith Campground has a total of 17 sites, 11 of which are walk-in whereas 6 are glamping unit sites for added privacy. Up to 8 people can camp on each site, with on-site fire pits and picnic tables. Drinking water is available on-site, which is an added bonus. Glamping units feature queen beds with feather down comforters and pillows along front decks with armchairs and coffee tables.
The Mary Smith Campground has excellent opportunities for all sorts of adventurous activities, like fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and hiking. For fishing enthusiasts, brown, brook, and rainbow trout are abundant, and you can also enjoy fly fishing as well. There are two launching areas for motor boats. If Fido is accompanying you on your hike or wildlife viewing excursion, be sure to carry poop bags to clean up as you go along.
As far as nearby locations are concerned, Mary Smith Campground is located close to the towns of Lewiston and Weaverville. All in all, this is one of the best camping sites for small groups (and their dogs!).