Ellery Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Ellery Creek is a beautiful, forested campground located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. When the lake is at its highest, to approximately 50 feet down, boats can be moored on the shore within sight of the campground making this a very popular place to camp. All sites have a picnic table, tent pads, fire rings, bear boxes, and paved parking spurs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click the link for current campground conditions
Reservations: Reservation season is May 13 - Sept 15 through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Single Unit = 1 vehicle and 8 people @ $25/Night
Additional vehicles, if space allows, will be charged $10/Night.
Open Season: April 1 - September 14
Best Season: Spring and early Summer
Busiest Season: Memorial Day and 4th of July holiday weekends
Closest Towns: Redding, Lakehead, Shasta Lake City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Recreation Passes: Holders of Senior and Access Passports are entitled to a 50% discount.
For more information on these passes, please go to Interagency Recreation Passes website or visit 
any of the Shasta-Trinity offices.
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
Open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed Federal Holidays)

General Information

Directions: Located 15 miles northeast of I-5 on Gilman Road. From I-5, take exit 698 Salt Creek/Gilman Road. Turn right at end of off ramp and follow Gilman Road east approximately 11 miles.

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Campground Camping

Total of 19 units. Average max. trailer size = 30 foot.


Camping trailer: Avg Max size 30'-40'
Picnic tables: 19
Tent camping: 19 Sites
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water:

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