Part of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area west of Redding, California, the Sheep Camp Primitive Campground lives up to its name as a tent-only place to get away from it all. Nature lovers come from all over to enjoy the creekside views, abundant trails, and waterfall vistas that this campground boasts.
Sheep Camp is located off of Whiskeytown Lake, so there are many opportunities for water activities, and the extensive mountains and forests attract hikers and bikers daily.
There are only four campsites, but each site has a picnic table and a bear-resistant storage locker, as well as a metal fire-pit (only used when there is not a fire ban in effect). There is no electricity and no drinking water, so plan ahead for you and Fido to stay hydrated.
Since bears are common, all supplies must be stored in the bear-resistant locker or in your vehicle (out of sight) unless you are currently using them, or you may have unwanted visitors. Keep Fido on a leash no longer than six feet for their protection, as well.
Due to limited parking, it is prohibited for any large vehicles such as motorhomes, pop-up campers, and fifth-wheels to stay in the campground. There is an extra fee for every vehicle that parks at Whiskeytown, and all vehicles must have and display a valid entrance pass. You can look at the website for more information, but there are weekly and long-term rates for private vehicles, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
Visitors to this area enjoy the shade of the forest and the scenic mountain ranges, since this area is where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley all dissect, making the wildlife and landscape unique and diverse. You never quite know what you may run into or what kind of view you are going to get while you are exploring, but you can be sure it is going to be a trip to remember!