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Status: Open through Sun Oct 25 2015   Season Dates


Mary Smith Campground is located off County Road 105, two miles north of the town of Lewiston, CA. This campground offers excellent fishing and tent camping.

This campground was picked as one of California's prettiest lake campgrounds in Sunset Magazine. Many of the sites have shore access to Lewiston Lake.

Natural Features:

The campsites are tucked into a mixed forest of conifer and deciduous trees, surrounded by abundant wildflowers. Every site offers a view of Lewiston Lake and the surrounding Trinity Alps.

Lewiston Lake is about five miles long, about 70 feet deep, and sits at an elevation of 1,902 feet. It is a favorite among anglers and paddlers.


The area offers excellent opportunities for fishing, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing. Pine Cove boat ramp is within four miles, and Fairview launching area on Trinity Lake is nine miles north. Motorized boats are limited to ten miles per hour.

Rainbow trout are abundant, and brown and brook trout are common. This is a good lake for a float tube and excellent fly fishing. The area offers wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities.


There are 11 walk-in campsites and six Glamping unit sites all with on-site fire pits and picnic tables. The Glamping camping unit sites are all $79/night. The sites offer fair to outstanding privacy. There are both flush and vault toilets, and drinking water is provided.

With the exception of the large cluster of sites at the campground entrance (Glamping camping site #'s 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, and 9 ADA compliant), the remaining sites are arranged in small groups. No trailers are allowed and there are no parking spurs.

Glamping Camping Unit & Site Amenities:

Inside: over-sized queen beds with feather down comforters and pillows (linen service provided), two bed-side nightstands, over-sized rugs and a boot bench.
Outside: front deck equipped with two armchairs and coffee table, fire pit and picnic table.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent sites
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
Know Before You Go
  • This is a tent only campground; no trailers are allowed
  • There is a $7 day use fee charge at both Pine Cove and Fairview boat ramps
  • Lewiston Lake offers annual boat launch passes
  • Learn more about 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):
    40.92611, -122.91528
    40°55'34"N, 122°54'55"W

    From Weaverville: Take Highway 3 north for 7 miles. Turn right on Rush Creek Road for 9 miles. Turn left on Trinity Dam Blvd for 3/4 mile. Turn right on Lewiston Vista/Mary Smith exit. Campground is 1/4 mile from exit on County Road 105, 2 miles north of Lewiston.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    County Road 105
    Redding  CA  96003

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)275-8113
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