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Looks like I might be passing through the area in a few weeks. I'm more interested in the low elevation public campgrounds, not so much the RV parks. But I'm wondering if both are completely full? 30,000 displaced people is a lot. Do I need to plan my route to avoid looking for a drop-in site in the area?

Thanks very much, anybody who has been there recently.

* This post was edited 01/08/19 01:37pm by Naio *


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If you're talking about the survivors of the Camp Fire, most of them are in Chico, not Redding.
Redding is 90 miles away.


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I'm just talking about the whole area. Fire survivors have been put up in motels in Reading, Sacramento, etc. There are just so many people that they have to spread out pretty far.

I can't find any information online about campgrounds, but I'm wondering if the situation is the same -- people spread out over the whole North Valley.

Anybody know?

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I just stayed at the Heritage RV Park in Corning, which is just south of Redding.
There were a fair amount of folks there from the camp fire. Because there were so many people displaced, they are spread out pretty far and wide.

I got one of the two sites left, over the New Year holiday.
There was a Horse event happening at Rolling Hills Casino which may have contributed to the full RV parks.
I went and looked at a state park in Colusa, on the Sacramento River, that was wide open. I realize Colusa is about an hour from Redding, but my point is, there are spots available if you search them out.

Hope that helps.

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Why don't you go online and make a reservation for a CG? If it shows full for the time you want then try another CG.

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Not to hijack the subject, but just wondering? For days and days the news media broadcast every minute detail of the "Camp Fire". Then, all of a sudden it all just stopped, not a word on the progress, the after math, nothing. Shoot, for all I know, it could still be burning? So, did the fire ever get completely put out? When you live clear across the country on the the other side, and you are not right there where the event happens, you never hear the end results. It just fades away.


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Thanks very much, fyrflie!

Anybody else been through the area recently?

goducks10, I did try that before posting, but every public campground I checked was walk-in only at this time of year. No reservations, so no information about occupancy available. I would call the forest service, etc, but I assume that's not an option due to the shutdown.

DutchmenSport, the fire is out, but about 30,000 people lost their homes and 86 people were killed. The entire place has been declared toxic, from stored chemicals that were released, etc. It doesn't sound like they are going to allow people to rebuild.

Wikipedia has an excellent article on the Camp fire and its ramifications, if anyone is interested in knowing more.

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Naio wrote:

Looks like I might be passing through the area in a few weeks. I'm more interested in the low elevation public campgrounds, not so much the RV parks. But I'm wondering if both are completely full? 30,000 displaced people is a lot. Do I need to plan my route to avoid looking for a drop-in site in the area?

Thanks very much, anybody who has been there recently.


I camped west of Redding in Lewiston in November. Lots of spots. Closer to Redding is the Whiskeytown campground where we usually dump. It was closed.


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Thanks, DarkSkySeeker [emoticon]

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Naio wrote:

Thanks, DarkSkySeeker [emoticon]


We stayed at the Ackerman Campground. My review is on Campendium. Its about an hour west of Redding on 299. If you go there, visit the Lewiston Hotel. The new owners have a good thing going.

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