Campground Review: Fowlers Campground

by Paul Reichow on June 30, 2009

Fowlers Campground Entrance Sign

Fowlers Campground Entrance Sign

Some visitors have asked for information about Fowlers Campground, located next to Lower Falls outside McCloud, CA.

Camping is not allowed at Lower, Middle or Upper Falls.  However, Fowlers is located next to Lower Falls and is a great place to stay.

View Of Mccloud River from Fowlers Campground

View Of Mccloud River from Fowlers Campground

Fowlers is a hosted campground with a number of good points:  1) it’s located right on the McCloud River, so fishing and river access is easy, 2) it’s within walking distance of the three Falls, 3) it’s located within a strand of conifers which provide much-needed shade in this otherwise hot and dry area.

Fowlers Campground Driving Loop

Fowlers Campground Driving Loop

Maximum Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 39 Campsites
Elevation: 3,600 Feet
Reservations taken: No
Season: May – October
Cost Per Night: $15

Directions: From McCloud, Travel 6.5 miles east on State Route 89 the campground is located off the right side of the road.

Location Information:
The McCloud River is the most popular recreational attraction on the McCloud district. Fishing, swimming, camping and spectacular scenery are among the many attractions along the river.  The Fowlers Campground offers thirty-nine campsites, capacity for trailers up to thirty feet long, drinking water, and vault toilets. There is a daily fee for use of the campsites.

Other Review of Fowlers Campground:

http://www.hikercentral.com/campgrounds/114538.html


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

mary sullens June 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Can we camp there Oct 18th you still open for camping?

Pam Smithhart September 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

We were planning on camping Oct. 3 thru the 9th will the camp ground be open?

Paul September 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Pam; One website I found said it closes Oct 31, but that was not the official Forest Service website.

I don’t know the answer to that question. I’d advise checking with the McCloud Forest Ranger Station, or doing a Google check for the Forest Service webpage for this campground. Also, you have to remember there is a forest fire nearby that is being contained right now, just a few miles south of this campground. You really must call the Forest Service to find out what’s going on here.

tony lucero July 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

what is the availability of camp site for the coming weekend of mccloud
days? would Monday be a better day to find a tent camp site? we have three families planning to camp for 3 to 4 days.
thanks

anastatia June 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

We plan to come up week of July 14th, monday with a family, will we have a problem getting 2 or 3 sites? Coming from Arizona. What will temps. be? Thank you. You cannot reserve sites, correct?

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