Mary Smith Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Mary Smith campground is located off of County Road 105, two miles north of the town of Lewiston. This campground offers excellent fishing and tent camping. Mary Smith was picked as one of California’s prettiest lake campgrounds. Except for a large cluster of sites at campground entrance (sites 2-9), all campsites are walk-in and clustered in small groups. The campsites are tucked into a lush riparian environment of conifers and deciduous trees, a thick middlestory, and ample wildflowers. Privacy between campsites ranges from fair to outstanding. Each site has a view of the lake and Trinity Alps. There are 17 walk-in camp sites, with a fireplace and table. No trailers allowed. There are both flush and vault restrooms.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trinity Unit, Lewiston Lake.
Operational Hours: April 1 to October 25
Reservations: Reservations available through the National Recreation Reservation Service @ or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $11 per day, per site, $5 per day per extra vehicle
Open Season: - Oct. 21
Closest Towns: Lewiston, Weaverville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush/Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire to Forest Service - Shasta Recreation Company, 14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, CA
Information Center: Weaverville Ranger Station
P.O. Box 1190
Weaverville, Ca  96093
(530) 623-2121

General Information

Directions: From Weaverville, take Hwy 3 north for 7 miles. Turn right on Rush Creek Road for 9 miles. Turn left on Trinity Dam Blvd for 3/4 mile. Then right on Lewiston Vista/Mary Smith exit. Campground is 1/4 mile from exit.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Total of 17 units. Tents only.


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Flush/Vault
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping