McBride Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed

Description: Situated on the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta at an elevation of 5000 feet, this popular campground has 12 sites with tables and fire rings, suitable for tents and small RV's. Vault toilets. 7 day limit. $10 per night. No reservations. Usually opens by Memorial Day weekend and closes near the end of October. Conveniently located on Mt. Shasta and only a few minutes from I-5, services and supplies. A miniature spring-fed seasonal creek flows through the campground, and a hand operated pump provides well water. Special note: In 2009 a root disease was discovered in the campground that affected all of the white fir trees, killing some and infecting others. These hazardous trees were removed in early 2011 to allow the campground to be reopened for use. A major effort by the Forest Service to clean up the debris and replant non-affected native species in the campground occurred throughout the spring of this 2012. Although the area has been temporarily impacted, in time nature will restore this popular campground to pristine conditions.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June to October.
Reservations: First Come. No reservations. There is a 7days stay limit per person, per year. 
Fees: $10.00 per night.
Closest Towns: Mt. Shasta City; 5 miles
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service: Mt. Shasta Ranger Station, 204 West Alma, Mt. Shasta, Ca 96067, 530-926-4511

General Information

Directions: From the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station, head east on Alma Street (towards the mountain). Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the signal onto Mt. Shasta Blvd. Continue two blocks to the next signal at Lake Street and turn left. Stay on Lake Street. You will climb a hill and veer to the left. You are now on Everitt Memorial Highway. Stay on this road through the four way stop, past the school (on the right) and over the railroad tracks. You will leave town and begin driving up the mountain. In 4 miles there will be a sign for McBride Springs Campground.

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Campground Camping

Total of 10 units. Average max. trailer size = 16 foot.

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