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You’ll find one of the last dense riparian habitats in California along the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area. This 428-acre park is located in northern California between Chico and Redding, at the foothills of the Sierras. The closest town is Corning, known as the “olive capital of the world.” Summer days can get hot in the valley, and this beautiful green park, shaded by giant oaks, is the perfect place to stay cool while camping in an RV.

On a clear day, you can see Mount Lassen and Mount Shasta, two of California’s most famous volcanoes, looming in the distance. Fish for salmon, hike through the forest, look for bald eagles, and take a lazy float on the river. You’re in for a relaxing experience if you book an RV rental in Tehama County and spend a few days camping at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area.

Getting Outdoors

The main attraction of Woodson Bridge SRA, other than the perfect park-like setting, is the Sacramento River. It makes for a serene spot for sitting on the shore for a picnic. This stretch of the Sacramento River is also popular for rafting. Many folks looking to float the river launch well upstream of Woodson Bridge and take out at the park. You can also go kayaking and canoeing, beaching on any of the gravel bars or sandy beaches for a break.

Fishing is also a popular activity at Woodson Bridge SRA. In the fall, you can catch king salmon when they’re spawning, fishing from shore or boat. Throughout the rest of the year, you can expect to catch bass and catfish. All anglers over 16 will need a valid California fishing license.

Woodson Bridge SRA hosts a short, easy interpretive nature trail that takes you through the shaded forest. This lush habitat is a nesting area for bald eagles in the winter and yellow-billed cuckoos in the summer. Walking the trails and along the river, you can expect to be surrounded by cottonwood, willows, elderberry, and wild grapes. There’s a picnic area at the end of the trail, where you can turn around and head back after stopping for a break.

Camping at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area

The campground at Woodson Bridge is seasonal and closes during the winter, but the closure is usually only for a few months. When it is open, you’ll find 37 sites, though ten of them are tent-only. The RV sites can accommodate a maximum vehicle length of 31 feet and are back-in sites. None of the sites have hookups, but a dump station and water are available at the campground.

When you’re RV camping at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, you’ll be surrounded by tall oaks providing plenty of shade in a site situated in the grass. Each campsite has picnic tables and a fire ring with a grill. Other campground amenities include restrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers. You’re welcome to bring your pets with you as long as they’re kept on a leash. This campground is situated right on the south side of the Sacramento River and has river access. Most of the longer forest trails are across the river and can be accessed by walking on the road or driving.

Exploring the Area

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area is adjacent to the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, an impressive preserve where you can hunt, hike, and view wildlife. There’s an abundance of other fascinating areas to explore a little further out, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, just over an hour to the north. Lake Oroville is another popular recreation area an hour to the south, surrounded by numerous individual state recreation areas.

The hip town of Chico is 30 minutes to the south of Woodson Bridge. Chico is home to the massive wooded Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and the children’s Gateway Science Museum, two must-see attractions. Or if you happen to be traveling north towards Red Bluff in the spring, don’t miss the Red Bluff Round-Up, a three-day rodeo that attracts visitors from all over the region.

You'll want to fuel up your campervan rental and get some groceries if the supplies are running low before you head out for your motorhome camping adventure. You can do this in Corning, just a quick ten-minute drive away, where you'll also be able to grab a bite to eat at one of their great Mexican restaurants. And be sure to peruse the different olive stores to purchase products that put this small town on the map.

RV Rentals in Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, CA

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area. Outdoorsy's Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

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