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Status: Open through Mon Sep 14 2015   Season Dates


Bailey Cove Campground is nestled in a forested area on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The site is a popular destination due to its convenient access from I-5 and the adjacent public boat ramp.

The area surrounding the campground offers an abundance of recreational and sightseeing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape encompassing five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers.

Lake Shasta sits at an elevation of 1,067 feet, with 365 miles of shoreline punctuated by steep mountains blanketed in manzanita and evergreens. A snow-capped Mount Shasta, the second-tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, looms in the distance.

This area boasts abundant wildlife. Osprey nests are often seen in the area around Bailey Cove Campground.


The campground provides access to the 3-mile Bailey Cove Trail. This trail hugs the shoreline and is open to both hikers and mountain bikers.

Lake Shasta attracts anglers due to its wide variety of fish. Boaters can access the lake via the adjacent boat ramp, and boat rentals are available nearby.


Each of the 7 sites has a tent pad, picnic table, raised fire ring, bear boxes, and paved parking spur. Brick pavers have been used to provide added accessibility. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

There is a day use area adjoined to the campground and boat ramp, which provides parking and restrooms and pic-nic tables with bbq's and hiking trails.

Nearby Attractions:

Lake Shasta Caverns are also located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake in an area know as the Grey Rocks. Tours are given daily at this privately owned facility.

At an elevation of 3,500 feet, the nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the surrounding area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
Know Before You Go
  • Golden Pass holder must be present; Bring voucher to the campground
  • There is a $6/day fee for using the day use area facility
  • A $5 extra vehicle fee for visitors with more than two vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • There is a $10 daily fee required to use the boat ramp
  • Bears frequent the area; Keep food in lockers provided or bring gear to hang food from trees out of reach of bears
  • Poison oak is abundant throughout the forest
  • Click here for more information on this campground
  • Click here to learn more about the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.80167, -122.28194
40°48'6"N, 122°16'55"W

Bailey Cove campground is located 15 miles north of Redding, CA. Take I-5 into O'Brien, CA. Exit Shasta Caverns Road to Bailey Cove entrance. (approximately 1 miles off I-5).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Shasta Caverns/O'Brien Exit off I-5
Lakehead  CA  96051

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)275-8113
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