Recreation

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For current recreation information, please select one of the following links.

Season of Use

Most recreation sites within the STNF are open from May 15 through September 15. During the remainder of the year, some sites may be kept open as needed or as weather permits. Recreational facilities that remain open will offer reduced services.  Some water systems are turned off during the winter months. 

Length of Stay

Camping at improved campgrounds is limited to the maximum number of days posted at the site (generally no more than 14 days). Camping outside of improved campgrounds (dispersed camping) is limited to thirty (30) days within a one (1) year period, starting with the first day of occupancy.

Fees

Family campground fees range from $10 to $50 per day, depending on the types of services offered. Group campground fees range from $30 to $110 per night. Fee listings for individual cmapground are available upon request. There is a $5 fee for a second vehicle (if space allows) at some sites.

Pets

Pets are allowed in the recreation areas unless posted. They must be on a leash not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control when in a developed site.

Campfire Permits

Campfire permits are required outside of a designated campsite and may be obtained free of charge from your nearest Forest Service, CalFire or Bureau of Land Management office.

Dispersed Camping

Generally, dispersed camping is allowed outside of developed sites within the STNF unless otherwise posted. The exception to this is Lewiston Lake. Camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of the high water mark with no exceptions.

Fireworks and Firearms

It is prohibited to discharge a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property: (1) in or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area, or (2) across or on a Forest Development road, or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge. (261.10d)

It is illegal to discharge or ignite a firecracker, rocket or other firework, or explosive on all National Forest lands (261.14d), and in Shasta County.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ackerman Campground Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. No potable water.
Alpine View Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open May 23 - Sept. 12
Antlers Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. The Cal Trans, Interstate 5/Antlers Bridge replacement project is in progress.   Expect heavy traffic along the access road to the campground and boat ramp as well as restricted boat travel adjacent to construction zones. ACCESS the CALTRANS website
Antlers Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. The Cal Trans Interstate 5/Antlers Bridge replacement project is in progress. Expect heavy traffic along the access road to the campground and boat ramp as well as restricted boat travel adjacent to construction zones.
Arbuckle Flat Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Bailey Cove Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Open year round
Bailey Cove Day Use Area Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Open year round
Bailey Cove Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Bailey Cove boat ramp comes out of the water when Shasta Lake's drawn down reaches 50 feet.
Bailey Cove Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Open year round. $6.00 day use fee applies.
Baker Gulch Trail Open to Visitor Check for current conditions during winter months.
Beehive Point Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Services are in and fees apply.
Bowerman Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open until 50' draw down.
Bridge Camp Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. No water, dry camping only.
Bushytail Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open May 23 - Oct.31 Dry camping only.
Captains Point Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Lake. Open year round. Not easily accessible during low water. Dry camping only.
Castle Crags Wilderness   
Centimudi Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. At ramp # 1
Chirpchatter Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Clark Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Currently closed. No potable water available.
Clark Springs Day Use Area and Beach Closed to Visitor Trinity unit. Currently closed. No potable water available.
Clark Springs Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Not accessible during low water.
Clear Creek Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Unit of the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Open year round when no snow. Dry camping only.
Clikapudi Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Cooper Gulch Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit.
Cooper Gulch Day Use Area Open to Visitor Trinity Unit.
Deadlun Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Dekkas Rock Day Use Area Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Dekkas Rock Group Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Reservations Only
Dry Fork Creek Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Eagle Creek Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed during winter months. Dry camping only
East Weaver Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit.
Ellery Creek Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Fairview Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open to 57' draw down
Fawn Group Campground Open to Visitor Trinity unit. Reservations only May 1 - Sept. 30.
Fishermans Point Day Use Area Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fishermans Point Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Fowlers Camp Campground Open to Visitor
Goldfield Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Unit of the National Recreation Area. Open year round when no snow. Dry camping only.
Gooseneck Cove Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Greens Creek Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Gregory Beach Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor No services. Pack-In, Pack-Out.
Gregory Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Hayward Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed for winter months.
Hirz Bay 1 Group Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Hirz Bay 2 Group Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Hirz Bay Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Hirz Bay Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. At ramp #1
Hirz Bay Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Hirz Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit. Closed.
Horse Flat Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Close during winter months. Dry camping only
Iron Canyon Reservoir Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Jackass Springs Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Lake. Open year round when no snow. Dry camping only.
Jones Valley Inlet Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor Services are in and fees apply.
Jones Valley Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. At ramp # 2
Lakeshore East Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. The Cal Trans Interstate 5/Antlers Bridge replacement project is in progress. Expect heavy traffic along the access road to the campground and boat ramp as well as restricted boat travel adjacent to construction zones.
Lewiston Lake Open to Visitor Trinity Unit.
Lower Jones Valley Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Lower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Services are in and fees apply.
Madrone Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Mariners Point Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. Services are in and fees apply.
Mariners Roost Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Lake. Open year round. Not easily accessible during low water. Dry camping only.
Mary Smith Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit, Lewiston Lake.
McCloud Bridge Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
McCloud Bridge Day Use Area Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Minersville Campround Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open year round. No water, dry camping only. Winter rates 1/2 price Nov. 1 - April 30
Minersville Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Low water boat ramp to 210 feet. No usable dock.
Moore Creek Campground (group/family) Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Nelson Point Campground (group/family) Open to Visitor Shasta Unit. April 1- May 30 open. June 1 - September 8, group camping by reservation only.
North Lakeshore Trail Open to Visitor Check for current conditions during winter months.
Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Packers Bay Trails Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Pine Cove Picnic Area Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake.
Pine Cove Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. No water.
Pine Point Campground (group/family) Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Potem Falls Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Preacher Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed.
Ridgeville Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Lake. Open year round. Not easily accessible during low water. Dry camping only.
Ridgeville Island Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Located on Trinity Lake. Open year round. Not easily accessible during low water. Dry camping only.
Rush Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed during winter months. Dry camping only.
Scott Mountain Campground Open to Visitor Located on the Trinity Unit of the National Recreation Area. Open year round when no snow. Dry camping only.
Shasta Lake Open to Visitor Open Year Round.
Shasta Lake Area Open to Visitor Open Year Round.
Ski Island Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
South Lakeshore Trail Open to Visitor Check for current conditions during winter months.
Stoney Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Reservations only May 1 - Sept. 30.
Stoney Creek Swim Area Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open may 23. lake level will determine length of season.
Stoney Point Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed.
Stuart Fork Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open to 32' draw down.
Sugarloaf Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Sugarloaf Trail Open to Visitor Shasta Unit.
Tanbark Picnic Area Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Open year round. No water.
Tannery Gulch Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed during winter months.
Trail of the Trees Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit. (Tannery Gulch Campground) Access to trail is closed during winter months.
Trinity Alps Wilderness    Open all year, this 517,000 acre wilderness changes along with the seasons.  For current conditions, please contact the Weaverville Ranger Station @ 530-623-2121 or view the Trinity Alps Wilderness Report.
Trinity Center Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor
Trinity Heritage National Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Check for current road conditions.
Trinity Lake Open to Visitor Check for current conditions during winter months.
Trinity Lake/Weaverville Area    Check for current conditions during winter months.
Trinity Lakeshore Trail Open to Visitor Check for current conditions during winter months.
Trinity River Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Closed during winter months. Dry camping only.
Tunnel Rock Campground Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. Dry camping year round.
Upper Jones Valley Campground Closed to Visitor Shasta Unit.