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 area 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.
A public boat ramp is located approximately 7 miles away at Hirz Bay (dependent on water level), but informal mooring is allowed if the water levels are sufficient.
To view current ramp information visit our website: Ramp Information
This campground is open March 1st - October 31st.
There is an additional $17 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 $12 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 Information
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.
There are several attractions in the area for a list view our website: Local Attractions
Shasta is perfect for everyone whether you are a boater, angler or camper. There is something for everyone. Enjoy multiple marinas and natural wonders making it the perfect destination for adventure.
Different Species of fish in Shasta Lake include rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, Chinook salmon, bluegill, black crappie, Sacramento sucker, white sturgeon, squawfish, white catfish, Threadfin shad, brown bullhead, golden shiner, green sunfish, riffle sculpin.
Trout fishing – best during spring fishing on the McCloud Arm north of Hirz Bay, The Sacremento arm, Big Backbone Creek, and Little Squaw Creek, during summer trout move to deeper lake levels – successful baits are live minnows, and marshmallow /egg combinations. Successful lures used for trolling are Kastmasters, Rebels, Thinfins, Z-rays, Z-r or X-5 Flatfish, and Rapalas.
Bass Fishing – Good year round but best during spring and early summer, fishing in shallower waters is best. Successful baits are mostly live baits, rubber worms, and spinner baits.
Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for cash payments will be issued a check or cash refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. For cash or check refunds please call us at 530-275-8113. Please Note! Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy.
Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure the Recreation.gov will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates and sites (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be canceled and all fees paid will be refunded.
Refunds for Naturally Occurring Events: Refunds will not be issued for naturally occurring events like rain, snow, wind, smoke, extreme temperature, low lake level, etc.
If you are requesting a refund for a walk-up site, please contact the host on-site or call us 530-275-8113. All refunds must be approved and issued through our office or processed though Recreation.gov.
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.