Deadlun Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

photo water skiing with shoreline in the foreground and forested area in the background.

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 2,696 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.

This campground is a wonderful hideaway. From here, forest routes and OHV trails can be taken toward Lake McCloud or down towards Shasta Lake. This is a wonderful campground to base your OHV adventures from!  For more information and directions click this link

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Route 11 from Iron Canyon Reservoir heading North is closed just south of McCloud Lake. Click the link for current campground conditions
Reservations: First Come, First Serve
Rentals & Guides: Groceries, bait/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 in the spring. Almost all of the shoreline is easily accessible from the road that goes around the lake. The lake level varies greatly during the year and can also vary during the day depending on weather and the demands for electrical power at the PG&E power plant which the reservoir serves.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Year round
Closest Towns: Big Bend
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service, Shasta Lake Ranger Station, 14225 Holiday Road, Redding, Ca 96003, 530-275-1587
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: 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.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping


Camping trailer Avg Max Trailer Size = 24'
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping 25 sites
Parking Yes
Toilets Vault