Located on Mt. Shasta’s southern slope at 6,400 feet, this dog-friendly campground is quite popular among meditation and retreat groups. The snowpack here can extend to late June when there is heavy snowfall. The peace and solitude is a big draw for those who like this forest setting.
The grounds are located within an old growth Shasta red fir forest, which provides plenty of shade. You'll enjoy some sunny spots as well. While you won’t get upper mountain views from here, you can get views of Mount Eddy, the Trinity Alps and Castle Crags. There are a lot of hiking and mountain bike trails as well as climbing routes to Mt. Shasta’s peak. For supplies, groceries, and restaurants you can visit Mt. Shasta, just 10 miles out.
You get one big group campsite here, a short 100-yard road leads up to the site. This includes a central fire ring, several picnic tables, and a vault toilet in the day use area. Bear-proof trash cans are also provided. You can bring motor homes and travel trailers up to 25 feet long. Potable water is not available, so bring enough for yourself and Fido. And remember to pack poop bags and clean up after your doggo. Electricity is not provided, and you will need a permit for campfires. You can gather dead and down firewood. Panther Meadows, a sacred spiritual site, is just a few miles from the grounds.
There are numerous hiking trails nearby. This includes one leading up to the historic stone cabin at timberline that the Sierra Club Foundation owns and operates. You can reserve the site at Red Fir Flat Group Campground if you have a group of 9 to 35 people. Remember to keep Fido on a leash and attend to them while respecting quite times of any retreat of which you are a part. All in all, the campground provides an excellent, restful experience.