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Big Flat Campground

Elevation: 5,760 Feet (1795.5 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 24 Feet (7.5 Meters)
Number of Sites: 9 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Big Flat Campground is located west of Coffee Creek Guard Station at an elevation of 5,760 feet. This site is the starting point for hikes to Preacher's Peak, Caribou Mountain ridgeline, and the associated lakes. The campground has 9 family sites. There is no fee for overnight camping, nor is there potable water or trash removal at this campground. Due to the high elevation of the campground, access is usually delayed until later in the summer. There are ample opportunities here for both fishing and hiking.

Directions from Weaverville: Travel north on Hwy. 3 to Coffee Creek (36 miles). turn west onto Coffee Creek Rd (County Hwy104). Follow this road for about 18 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October (NOTE: Access often delayed until Later in the season due to high elevation.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Preacher's Peak, Caribou Mountain
ICON RV Camping 24' Max
ICON Camping Big Flat Campground
ICON Fishing Salmon River, Caribou Lakes
ICON Hiking & Walking Preacher's Peak, Caribou Mountain Ridgeline and associated lakes.
ICON Viewing Scenery Salmon River Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Salmon River Ranger District

Related Activities
Old Caribou Trail - This scenic pair of loops starts off northwest of Weaverville at Big Flat Campground and offers a ten mile round trip hike.

More Information

Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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