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Fowler's Campground

Mount Shasta + Medicine Lake Area, California

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  • Restroom facilities.- Fowler's Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Fowler's Campground
  • Newly upgraded facilities, including barbeque grills.- Fowler's Campground
  • McCloud River.- Fowler's Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Fowler's Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Fowler's Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Fowler's Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Fowler's Campground
  • Fowler's Campground.- Fowler's Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Access to McCloud River. Newly upgraded and very well maintained facilities.
Cons: 
No showers or restroom, vault toilets only.
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Region:
Mount Shasta + Medicine Lake Area, CA
Managed by: 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Originally home to the semi-nomadic Wintu Native Americans, this site was homesteaded by T.B. Fowler in the late 1800s.  In 1887 he built a hotel and cottages for tourists who fished the McCloud River and those who were making their way from the Fall River Valley to Mount Shasta.  Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the hotel in the early 1900s. In 1932 the Forest Service purchased the land and established a modest campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The site has been a campground ever since.  Today, after a recent $400,000 makeover, the campground is in pristine condition with newly paved roads, well-built grills, anti-bear food boxes, and robust picnic tables.  In total the campground hosts 39 car-camping spots.  Even though many renovations and improvements were recently made, the camp is still without showers.  Sitting just above the McCloud River in a forest of firs, ponderosa pines, redwoods and brush, the campground has terrific access to the McCloud River Three Falls Trail, a moderate hike that will satisfy any waterfall lover.

Note: The campground is generally open May 1-October 31.

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