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Image of Hat Creek Store at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV ParkDate: 7/9/16

Location: Hat Creek, CA.

Elevation: 3,422

Sites: Over 80 sites with many of them available for tent camping.

Nightly Fee: $ 35 Full/Standard hookups, $31 RV non-hookups, $29 Grass Tent and $26 Treed Tent

Amenities: Full hookups, Standard hookups, tent sites (treed or grass), hot showers and nice restrooms throughout, pond for fishing and swimming (beach area), dump site (free), game equipment including basketballs, volleyballs, badminton equipment, ping pong equipment & a tetherball, horseshoes and general store. Non customers–$10 to use dump station $5 per person to shower. RV storage available… $2 per night or $45 month

Topography: Rolling hills… more specific, RV park is in the middle of a cow pasture under large beautiful shade trees

Miles One-Way: 608

Directions: From So Cal area I-15 N to CA-395 continue on to CA-36 W to CA-44 W to CA-89 N to Doty Rd right, follow to sign and turn right to campground

Website: Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park

Driving down CA-89 passing through Hat Creek you’ll find an amazing oasis and only one if you’re watching for Hat Creek RV parks. This campground is an excellent alternative for all the humidity and bugs you’ll find if you’re planning on doing some Burney Falls, CA camping!

Image of recreation area at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV ParkWhen you’re done exploring all the wonderful sites of this Lassen Nat’l Forest area, why not come back to Hat Creek and enjoy a little trout fishing in the recently stocked pond and enjoy the evening as the coolness begins to rustle through the tall shade trees. If the kids have any energy left, they’ll be able to burn it off with all games and equipment freely supplied for the guests.

If you do plan on visiting the nearby Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park or Lassen Peak why fuss with trying to get a reservation at one of the Mt Lassen campgrounds when the kids can swim and you can fish at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park?

One of the things I appreciated the most here was the personal touch that we got when we arrived. Having never been there before we were allowed to take a look around and see if there was a space that we liked more and consequently did find one that we liked just a little better. We really did enjoy the folks that run the park!

As mentioned in the amenities, there are just a ton of gaming equipment supplied to the kids upon request and a huge grassy area to play on. The pond does have a nice beach area for the kids if they ya’ want to do some swimming. If you’d like to do a little fishing for some regularly stocked trout you can pay to fish in their private little lake or you can just go around the lake and up the stream and fish under Fish and Game authority.

Image of some campsites at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV ParkAnother really cool feature is an area where you can camp on grass pull throughs. This area was currently being used for a family reunion when we got there. If you’re thinking about planning a family reunion, you really need to consider this great little camground.

As I’ve been mentioning, this is centrally located to a host of different sights for your family to enjoy. Whether you coming up from Susanville, over from Redding or down from Mt Shasta, this truly is an easy, enjoyable drive and ya’ just have to camp here at least once in your life!

So if you’re passin’ through heading to Burney Falls campground or maybe one of the Lassen Park campgrounds, give the folks a call at this great little Hat Creek campground or visit them at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park!

Image of a group campfire pit amongst some campsites at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park

Image of the trout stocked pond at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV ParkImage of more campsites at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

By R.C. Stude

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