The Bar 717 Ranch
17197 Hyampom Road
Hayfork, Ca 96041
Ph: (530) 628-5992.
Fax: (530) 628-9392
450 Beautiful Acres
The Bar 717 Ranch is on 450 acres of beautiful wilderness within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The days are warm, and nights are cool. We are located 16.8 miles west of Hayfork, California and are surrounded by forests of pine, fir, oak, and madrone. The ranch is comprised of mountains, meadows, pristine creeks, and pastureland. Owned and operated by the Gates family since 1930, the Bar 717 Ranch is directed by Kent Collard.
Getting to Camp
Camp Trinity arranges transportation to and from Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area and Redding on the opening and closing dates of each session. Special arrangements will be made for campers arriving from outside of California. Transportation services include administrative supervision, all ticketing, reservations and lunch en route. Transportation costs are NOT included in the camp fee.
Driving Directions to Camp
Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest of Northern California, about 78 miles west of Redding. If you plan to drive to the Bar 717 Ranch, please use our driving directions. If you use Internet mapping programs, please use CAUTION. Our experience has shown us they can return wildly inaccurate results for our location. For a printable version of the following driving directions, click here.
Please note: A major realignment project is underway on Highway 299 approximatly 15 miles west of Redding on the Buckhorn grade. From May to October 2015, expect 40-60 minute delays. Up to date information can be found here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/ or by calling 530-225-3452.
If you are coming from Redding…
If you are coming from Redding, from I-5 North take exit 678 Eureka/Lassen National Park. On the exit ramp, stay left, towards Eureka/44 West. Cross the Sacramento River. Follow the signs for 299 West towards Weaverville by taking a right on Pine St. and a left on Eureka Way. Drive for about 1 hour until just before Douglas City (and about 8 miles before Weaverville) and make a left onto Highway 3 South towards Hayfork. After a ½ hour drive you will reach Hayfork. Drive through the town of Hayfork and at the far end of town make a right turn onto the Hyampom road. The Bar 717 Ranch is 16.8 miles (1/2 hour) down the Hyampom Road. It takes about 2 hours to drive to Camp Trinity from Redding.
If you are coming from Arcata/Eureka…
Note: Underwood Mountain Road can be closed by snow from November to April. If you are planning to drive this way during these months, call the Ranch for the latest road conditions.
From Highway 101, take Highway 299 East toward Weaverville. Go through Willow Creek, and just beyond Burnt Ranch (look for the Burnt Ranch store, and go exactly 1.5 miles more), take a right turn on Underwood Mountain Road (also called Forest Service Road 60). At the split with Road 47, stay on FS 60 towards Hyampom. As you come into the town of Hyampom, you will see the Hyampom School (blue building) on your left hand side and the Community Hall on the right hand side and the road will come to a “T”. Make a right hand turn and go a couple hundred feet and make a left hand turn. You will go over a bridge and then make a left hand turn towards Hayfork. Follow the signs towards Hayfork, and drive about 6 miles in the direction of Hayfork. The Bar 717 Ranch is located on the Hayfork/Hyampom Road. The parking lot will be on the right hand side of the road. It takes about 2 ½ hours to drive to Camp Trinity from Arcata. If Underwood Mountain Road is closed: From Highway 101, take Highway 299 East to Weaverville, and then on to Douglas City. At the junction with Highway 3, make a right turn towards Hayfork. From Hayfork follow last part of the directions (above) from Redding.
If you are coming from Sacramento…
Take I-5 North towards Redding, and once in Redding, follow the above directions to Camp. This trip takes about 5 hours.
If you are coming from San Francisco…
Take 80 East to 505 North to I-5 North towards Redding, and once in Redding, follow the above directions to Camp. This trip takes about 6 hours.
Or… 101 North towards Arcata, and once in Arcata, follow the above directions to Camp. This trip takes about 8 hours.
If you are coming from Oregon or the north state…
Take I-5 South towards Redding, and once in Redding, follow the above directions to Camp.