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Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area 
I-5 to Shasta Lake City

USDA Forest Service 
Management Unit:    
Redding Field Office 
355 Hemsted Drive 
Redding CA 96002 
(530) 224-2100

  • Mens / Womens Restrooms
  • ATV's Allowed
  • Tent Camping
  • Site Fee
  • River Access
  • Camping Trailers Allowed
  • Horse Trails
  • Trail Bike Trails
Chappie-Shasta, a treasure trove of OHV adventures, with over 200 miles of roads and trails running through this 55,000-acre site. It is managed cooperatively by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Uses include shooting, off-highway vehicle use, picnicking, hang gliding, swimming, horseback riding, and mountain bike riding, gold panning and hunting. Parts of this area are used for competitive events, including war games, mountain bike races, off-road motorcycle races, archery competition and related camping.


How to Get There:
Interstate 5 to Shasta Dam exit. Travel west on shasta Dam Boulevard to Shasta Dam. Continue west across dam, staying on paved road to the staging area.


All motorized vehicles must be legal for highway use or be legal for off highway use. There are two different stickers (red and green) both stickers cost $21 for 2 years. These stickers can be obtained from the DMV. A green sticker is for off-highway vehicles that meet EPA standards. A red sticker is for OHVs that do not meet EPA standards, but have restricted seasons of use. The period of restricted use for Chappie-Shasta is from October 1st to May 31st.


Fee(s) Charged: Yes
Camping Fee of $10.00 per day


Other Important Information:
Elevation: Ranges from 600-4,649 feet.

Facilities: U.S. Forest Service fee campground with 30 units, vault toilets, OHV staging area with loading ramp, day-use parking, full-time site attendant, and hosts.

Vegetation: Ranges from Sacramento River riparian, manzanita chaparral, and knobcone pine at lower elevations to oak woodland, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir at higher elevations and on north slopes.

Stay Limits: 14 days

Use Fees: Camping - $10.00 per day.

Use Season: Year round.

Fires: Permitted in fire rings only.

Nearest Services: Shasta Lake City or Redding


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