Nelson Point Campground (group/family)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Nelson Point Campground can be used as either a single site family campground on an "as needed basis" by the Shasta Recreation Company (Concessionaire to the Forest Service) OR as a group campground.  When being used as a group campground, reservations are available throught the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at

All campsites have picnic tables, grill or stove, fire rings, tent pads, bear boxes and paved parking spurs.  Water for this campground is inoperable.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Shasta Unit. April 1- May 30 open. June 1 - September 8, group camping by reservation only.
Operational Hours:  June - September
Reservations: For Group campground - or 1-877-444-6777
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Family Campground = $10 per night
Group Campground = $ 100 per night, max group size = 60
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Redding, Lakehead
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire to the Forest Service: Shasta Recreation Company, 14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, Ca
Information Center: Shasta Lake Ranger Station
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, Ca  96003
(530) 275-1587
Open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed Federal Holidays)

General Information

Directions: Located approximately one mile west of I-5 off the Salt Creek/Gilman Road, exit 698. Travel 1/2 mile off the Salt Creek Road on the Conflict Point Road to reach this facility.

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Maximum group size is 60. Average max. trailer size is 16'.

Campground Camping

Total of 8 units. Average max. trailer size = 16'.


Camping trailer Max. trailer size - 16 feet
Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Total # of sites = 8