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MOORE CREEK, CA

part ofSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, US Forest Service
Photo: MOORE CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Moore Creek Campground is situated on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. This cozy campground is partially shaded and can accommodate both tents and RVs.

Camping at Moore Creek provides easy access to a variety of water sports, as well as the opportunity to enjoy scenic views and abundant wildlife.

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.

Recreation:

The nearest public boat ramp is 4 miles away at Hirz Bay. Boat rentals and fuel are available at nearby lakefront resorts. Shasta Lake is popular for power and non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing.

Anglers can fish for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.

Facilities:

All campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, tent pads, bear boxes and paved parking spurs. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Group Camping
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Group reservation holders must contact Shasta Recreation Office at least 1 week prior to arrival for a combination code to access campground; failure to do so could lead to a locked facility without access for a night or longer and no refund
  • Maximum group size is 90
  • Average maximum trailer size is 16 feet
  • Bears frequent the area; Keep food in bear-proof containers
  • Poison oak is abundant in the area
  • There is a $10 daily use fee for Hirz Bay public boat ramp
  • Click here for further information on this campground
  • Click here for more information 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):
40.88389, -122.21778
40°53'2"N, 122°13'4"W

The campground is 250 miles north of San Francisco. Travel I-5 through Sacramento and Redding. Go ten miles north of Redding and cross Shasta Lake. Remain on I-5 to Gilman Road (From north, take Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road). Take Gilman Road east for 14 miles to the campground entrance on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MOORE CREEK
Gilman Road Exit off of Interstate 5
Lakehead  CA  96051

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)275-8113
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