Recreation

Camper at campsite with redbud blooming and lake and mountains in the background.

McCloud Bridge Campground will be closed from 11am June 26 through 3pm on July 3. Open Forest Service campgrounds within 5 miles on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake include Ellery Creek, Hirz Bay, Moore Creek and Pine Point. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. For additional information on these campgrounds and other Shasta-Trinity National Forest campgrounds, please contact the Visitor Center at 530-275-1589.


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. Half the campground is open. No water.
Antlers Campground Open to Visitor 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 Closed to Visitor 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
Bailey Cove Campground Open to Visitor
Bailey Cove Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Bailey Cove Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Bailey Cove boat ramp comes out of the water when Shasta Lake's drawn down reaches 50 feet.
Bailey Cove Trail Closed to Visitor
Beehive Point Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor
Bowerman Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
Bridge Camp Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit
Bushytail Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. 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.
Centimudi Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor
Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area    For current conditions, please select the following link to the Bureau of Land Management - Chappie-Shasta OHV information.
Chirpchatter Campground Open to Visitor
Clark Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
Clark Springs Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
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
Cooper Gulch Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit, Lewiston Lake
Deadlun Campground Open to Visitor
Dekkas Rock Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Dekkas Rock Group Campground Open to Visitor Reservations Only
Dry Fork Creek Trail Open to Visitor
Eagle Creek Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Dry camping only
East Weaver Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit
Ellery Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Fairview Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
Fishermans Point Day Use Area Open to Visitor Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fishermans Point Trail Open to Visitor
Fowlers Camp Campground Open to Visitor Open
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
Greens Creek Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor
Gregory Beach Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor
Gregory Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Hayward Flat Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit
Hirz Bay 1 Group Campground Open to Visitor
Hirz Bay 2 Group Campground Open to Visitor
Hirz Bay Campground Open to Visitor
Hirz Bay Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor
Hirz Bay Trail Open to Visitor
Hirz Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor Open May through the middle of October. Access to the lookout is dependent on current weather conditions. Please contact the Shasta Recreation Company @ 530-275-8113, for current conditons.
Horse Flat Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Dry camping only
Iron Canyon Reservoir Open to Visitor
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
Jones Valley Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor
Lakeshore East Campground Open to Visitor 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.
Lower Jones Valley Campground Open to Visitor
Lower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor
Madrone Campground Open to Visitor
Mariners Point Shoreline Campground Open to Visitor No services
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 Dry camping only until further notice (water leak, attempting to fix). McCloud Bridge Campground will be closed from 11am June 26 through 3pm on July 3. Open Forest Service campgrounds within 5 miles on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake include Ellery Creek, Hirz Bay, Moore Creek and Pine Point. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. For additional information on these campgrounds and other Shasta-Trinity National Forest campgrounds, please contact the Visitor Center at 530-275-1589.
McCloud Bridge Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Minersville Campround Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Dry camping only.
Minersville Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Low water boat ramp to 210 feet.
Moore Creek Campground (group/family) Open to Visitor
Nelson Point Campground (group/family) Open to Visitor
Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor
Packers Bay Trails Open to Visitor
Pine Cove Picnic Area Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. No water.
Pine Cove Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. No water.
Pine Point Campground (group/family) Open to Visitor
Potem Falls Trail Open to Visitor
Preacher Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
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 Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. 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 Area Open to Visitor
Ski Island Boat-In Campground Open to Visitor
Stoney Creek Swim Area Open to Visitor Trinity Unit
Stoney Point Campground Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
Stuart Fork Public Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor Trinity Unit
Sugarloaf Public Boat Ramp Open to Visitor
Sugarloaf Trail Open to Visitor
Tannery Gulch Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit
Trinity River Campground Open to Visitor Trinity Unit. Dry camping only.
Tunnel Rock Campground Open to Visitor Located on Lewiston Lake. Dry camping year round.
Upper Jones Valley Campground Closed to Visitor