Please note that California State Parks will not be offering Trapper’s Camp during the 2019 season. For more information, please contact California State Park staff at 916-445-8115.
Each October “The Trapper's Camp” program brings California history to life for one
week in the city of Red Bluff, and one week in the town of Colusa. During our
Living History program you and your class will be transported back in time to an
1840’s fur trapping camp along the Sacramento River. The class will get to
experience four interpretive stations that make up the complex operations of the
Station 1: “Trader’s Tent”- the class will discuss why trading was necessary and what types of goods were traded.
Station 2 and 3: “Hunters Tent” and “Camp Keepers Tent”- the class will learn the
many challenges faced in keeping a large group of men fed and healthy in the
Station 4: “Trappers Tent” - the class will learn just what brought this group to the wilds of California.