Castle Crags State Park

Castle Crags State Park, climbing, hiking, parks and recreation.

Let your adventure begin

We welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in Castle Crags State Park.  Here you will be introduced not only to our spectacular park, but also to McArthur~Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park.  We will talk about what to do while visiting or staying at the park, nearby attractions, and park news and events.  We'll discuss the McArthur-Burney Falls Interpretive Association and Friends of the Crags, and we will provide you with links to other parks, similar organizations and area attractions.  Come and visit with us; pull up a rock and squat awhile and we’ll enjoy the view together.

Your Guide to Castle Crags State Park

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Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.

What is open now?
Castle Crags State Park is open year-round for camping and day use and is subject to closure during severe winter weather conditions. Additionally, Riverside Picnic Area and Campground is closed October 1st to May 1st.

The Main Campground is on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites are generally always available October through April.
To make a reservation for 2024 summer season, visit
 or call 800-444-7275 after January 1, 2024.  For more information about camping visit