McCloud Bridge Campground is located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake, it has a total of 14 sites; 3 double sites and 11 single sites with an average back in around 35ft. This campground has vault restrooms and water spigots. There are picnic tables, bear lockers, and fire rings with grills on top located at each site. The campground is on the water when the lake is at full pool. The campground is 17 miles back on Gilman Road making it a more remote campground. This campground has no cell service.
This Campground is on a First Come - First Serve Basis, vistors are required to physically be at the campground to purchase and claim a site. You must also occupy the site the day you pay for it, no advance payments. We encourage our visitors to download the recreation.gov app to take advantage of the Scan & Pay Option. There is also a Iron Ranger on site that you can pay with cash or check.
Each site offers fair to good privacy and sufficient shade provided by the deciduous trees in the campground. There are vault toilets and water spigots throughout the camp. Each site has lockers for food, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, paved parking spurs and tent pads. There are no showers available or electric/water hookups for trailers. All sites at this campground can accommodate small trailers as well as tents.
This campground is open March 1st - October 31st.
There is an additional $15 fee for the launch ramp at Hirz Bay
Average maximum trailer size is around 35 feet
Poison oak is abundant throughout the forest
Store food and scented toiletries in the provided bear-proof lockers; be prepared to hang food from the trees if necessary
There is a $10 extra vehicle fee collected at the campground after the first car for single sites, and after the second car on double sites
Check-in time 3 P.M. and Check-out 2 P.M.
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.
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. Lakeside sites at McCloud Bridge offer excellent views and access to the water when lake is at full pool. Wildlife is abundant in the area.
The 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. The nearest store is 24 miles away in Lakehead.
A public boat ramp is located approximately 7 miles away at Hirz Bay (dependent on water level), but informal mooring is allowed at Ellery Creek if the water levels are sufficient. This area is popular for water skiing and jet skiing. Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.
14538 Wonderland Blvd Redding CA 96003
I-5 heading north from Redding take exit 698 Gilman Rd, turn right and continue on road for 17 miles until you reach McCloud Bridge Campground.