Bailey Cove Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Campers at the Bailey Cove campground

Bailey Cove is a beautiful forested campground. Due to the nearby boatramp, this facility is very popular when the ramp is in the water (full to 50' down). In addition to the boat ramp, there is also a day use area and hiking trail nearby. The boat ramp facility is very busy early in the season when the lake level is at it's highest.

Each site has a tent pad, picnic table, raised fire ring, bear boxes, and paved parking spur. Brick pavers have been used to provide added accessibility.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Shasta Unit. Open year round.
Operational Hours: Facility is open with a self-registration/fee station at the entrance.  Reservation season is May - September through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $23 - single site (1 vehicle and 8 people)
$46 - double site (2 vehicles and 12 people)
Additional vehicles, if space allows, will be charged $7 per night.
Best Season: Spring and early Summer
Busiest Season: Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays
Closest Towns: Redding, Lakehead and Shasta Lake City
Restroom: Flush
Passes: Interagency passes accepted
Operated By: Concessionaire to the Forest Service: Shasta Recreation Company, 530-275-8113
Information Center: Shasta Lake Ranger Station
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, Ca  96003
(530) 275-1587
M-F am - 4:30 pm Closed Federal holidays

General Information

Directions: Located 19 miles north of Redding. From I-5, take exit 695 OBrien/Shasta Caverns exit. Turn right at end of off ramp. Continue along Shasta Caverns road for four tenths of a mile to the Bailey Cove junction on the right side of the road. Turn right and follow road about six tenths of a mile to the campground on the right.

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