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Shasta Lake Campgrounds
I-5 to 13 miles north of Redding, California

USDA Forest Service
Management Unit:
Shasta Lake Ranger District
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
2400 Washington Ave.
Redding CA 96001
(530) 244-2978

  • Mens / Womens Restrooms
  • Boat Launch
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Tent Camping
  • Showers
  • Water
  • Tent Trailer Sanitation
  • Site Fee
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Group Camping
  • Marine Recreation Area
  • Resort
  • Tent Trailer Access
Shasta Lake, the jewel of northern California draws visitors from all over the west coast and beyond. Whether you take a rustic Lakeside Forest Service Campsite or choose one of the many commercial campgrounds offering such ammenities as RV hookups, showers, laundry facilities or even a swimming pool, your destined to have a great time. Besides the rewarding experience of camping with family and friends, Shasta Lake offers numerous activities to keep you busy from sunrise to sunset. Whether you enjoy fishing, swimming, water skiing, wake boarding or just boating around, you can do it all on Shasta Lake. Many of the campgrounds have boat ramps just a short distance away. If you didn't bring your water toys, there are plenty of marinas that will let you play with theirs. If you get tired of the water, visit the forests. There are many scenic and historical points of interest to visit.

The area around Shasta Lake is prime hiking and mountain biking country with miles of developed trails. Don't forget to look for wildlife, including birds, large and small mammals, wildflowers, trees and plants. Keep an eye out for our Bald Eagles, too. You can also take a guided tour of Shasta Dam or the Shasta Caverns. From Shasta Lake you can take short day trips to many of Northern California's most beautiful sights. For the more adventurous, visit the back country in your 4X4. In any case, there is plenty to see and do.

This is an undiscovered camping experience for many people. You can almost always be right next to the water, and your boat. This is the perfect area for all kinds of campers, including those who like tents, sleeping under the stars, and those with motorhomes and trailers. Forest service shoreline camping is primitive, though; here you bring all of the amenities, and they take care of the trash and toilets.

How to Get There:
I-5 to Redding California, Visitors Center can provide exact directions. The California Welcome Center South of Redding in Anderson and the Shasta Lake Visitors Center 10 miles North of Redding have free Shasta Lake maps.


Forest Service Developed Campgrounds have a maximum capacity for single units: 1 vehicle and 8 people. Double units: 2 vehicles and 16 people. Additional vehicles, if space allows, will be charged $5.00 per night. Shoreline camping areas have chemical toilets and trash collection services provided. These areas are generally open year round, services and fees are discontinued during the off season. For Forest Service Camground reservations call 1-877-444-6777. Call individually listed phone numbers for commercial campground reservations.


Fee(s) Charged: Yes
Generally Forest Service campsites range from $15.00 - $25.00 and commercial campgrounds are about $15.00 - $20.00 per night. Call for exact pricing.
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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