Trinity River Conservation Camp #3


Camp Details

Contact Info

  • 3325 Pettijohn Road, Lewiston, CA 96052
  • CDCR: (530) 286-2886
  • CAL FIRE: (530) 286-2880

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. Oberst, Camp Commander
  • Sgt. G. Cleveringa & Sgt. B. Conner, Assistant Camp Commanders

2021 Camp Statistics

  • CDCR Staff: 11
  • Total number of inmates: 35
  • Total inmate capacity: 120

Camp Products

  • Lumber mill
  • Cabinet shop
  • Sewing / Upholstery shop
  • Welding shop

Community Service Projects

During each calendar year, Trinity River Conservation Camp, through Conservation and work projects, provides the tens of thousands of hours of work force for Local, State and Federal government agencies. In addition to project and conservation work, the incarcerated fire crews provide several thousand hours in firefighting and other emergency work.

Camp History

Trinity River Conservation Camp #3 opened May 1988. The camp is jointly operated by the CDCR and CAL FIRE. The primary mission of the camp is to provide incarcerated fire crews for fire suppression, principally in the Trinity, Shasta, and Siskiyou County areas. In addition to fire suppression, incarcerated hand crews provide a work force for floods, conservation projects, and community services for Local, State, and Federal government agencies. CC #3 In-camp projects include a saw mill, and a mill and cabinet shop where the crews build and repair office furniture, construct wood signs, and fabricate picnic benches for tax-supported government agencies. Additionally, Trinity River Conservation Camp has a Mobile Kitchen Unit (MKU) which provides feeding for thousands of firefighters during emergency assignments on fires, flood control, and natural disasters.

CDCR is responsible for the security, supervision, care, and the discipline of the inmates. CAL FIRE maintains the camp, supervises the work of the incarcerated hand crews and the MKU, and is responsible for the custody of inmates on their CAL FIRE project activities. CDCR staff may accompany the fire crews to provide for security and care of the inmates while they are away from the camp on fires, floods, or other emergency assignments.

Inmate Programs

  • Religious faith based services
  • Hobby Craft program
  • Visiting program
  • Canteen program
  • College and other educational correspondence services
  • DMV Pre-Release Program