The McCloud Area offers fishing, hunting, swimming, camping, hiking, photography opportunities, and breathtaking scenery. As suspected, during the winter months, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, and skiing are the main activities.
There are many campgrounds and day use facilities located along the McCloud River. Some of which include, Fowlers, Cattle Camp and Camp 4. There is a 14 stay limit at the campsites.
The McCloud River runs parallel highway 89 from Dead Horse Summit all the way to Fowlers Campground. The river turns south and goes through private property to the McCloud Reservoir. The river then goes through the National Forest lands and other areas downstream to the Nature Conservancy’s McCloud River Preserve. After that the river passes through private property. The one downside is the public access from the river banks is limited until you get down into the McCloud Arm of Shasta.