When you are ready to get away from it all, consider planning a trip to the Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground in the southeast area of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area near Redding, California. This campground is the perfect place to go when you want to get down to just the basic necessities -- a tent, your essentials, and your best furry friend.
Peltier Bridge Primitive Campground is situated alongside Clear Creek, so you can enjoy a relaxing and scenic view of the flowing water. The creek and the access to Whiskeytown Lake attract water-activity enthusiasts from all over, and the surrounding forest and trails are popular with hikers and bikers.
The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is famous for its breathtaking vistas, since it is where four magnificent natural beauties meet: the Klamath Mountains, the Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley all intersect here. This divergence brings a wide variety of ecosystems and wildlife all together for an experience you can't get anywhere else.
Since it is a primitive campground, all you will find is the basics, like a picnic table, a shared vault toilet, and a metal fire pit. However, bears are very common in the area, so you also get a large bear-resistant storage locker, where you need to keep all of your essentials. You can also keep them in your vehicle, but they need to be out of sight to avoid attracting unwanted visitors.
The potential for bears also means that Fido needs to be kept on a leash at all times, no longer than six feet. There is no electricity or drinking water. You will need to plan ahead to ensure that you and your pooch are kept well-hydrated, but there is plenty of shade.
The small parking lot means parking is limited, so large vehicles are prohibited. No campers, motorhomes, fifth wheels, etc. are allowed. You do need a parking permit to stay here, which you can find on the campground's website.