Deadlun Campground is located at Iron Canyon Reservoir, a beautiful 500 acre lake located in a mountainous area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at an elevation of 2,665 feet. With 15 miles of forested shoreline and surrounding natural environment, the reservoir is a pleasant destination for anglers, campers, hunters and 4 wheel drive enthusiasts.
There are two developed campgrounds (Deadlun and the PG&E managed Hawkins Landing), many undeveloped camping spots, a boat ramp for small boats and a network of primitive roads and trails surrounding the reservoir. Nearby is the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pit River Canyon. Solitude is not uncommon, despite the lake's popularity.
At a Glance
Facility has a self-registration station at he entrance.
Rentals & Guides:
Groceries, bait and tackle and gasoline are available in the town of Big Bend. Fishing:There are some big trout in the lake and fishing can be good. Almost all of the shoreline is easily accessible from the road that goes around the lake. The lake level varies greatly during the year depending on weather and the demands for electrical power at the PG&E powerplant which the reservoir serves.
Forest Service, Shasta Lake Ranger Station, 14225 Holiday Road, Redding, Ca 96003, 530-275-1587
Shasta Lake Ranger Station
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, Ca 96003
Directions: From I-5, take Highway 299 East 35 miles to Big Bend Road (Co. 7M01). On Big Bend Road, drive 17 miles to the town of Big Bend then 5.5 miles to Iron Canyon Reservoir.