Antlers (Shasta Lake, CA)

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Antlers Campground is situated on a bluff above the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake. The campground has beautiful views of the lake. There is no access to the water from this campground. The Public Boat Launch is right next to the campground for great outdoor activitites. The grounds are heavily forested with pine trees, oak and Manzanita that provide shade and some privacy. Easy access from I-5 makes Antlers is a very popular campground.

Each site has a picnic table (two in double sites), lockers for storing food, fire rings, grills, and tent pads. Sites at this campground can accommodate both tents and RVs, however there are no electric/water hookups or dump stations.

There are both flush and vault toilets at this campground but no showers are available. Drinking water is provided.

Interpretive programs are hosted at the nearby amphitheater every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information, please call 530-275-8113.

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Natural Features

The 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 and has 365 miles of shoreline punctuated by steep mountains blanketed in Manzanita and evergreens. Snow-capped Mount Shasta, the second-tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, looms in the distance.

Nearby Attractions

Tours are available at the nearby Lake Shasta Caverns. Antlers is located in the town of Lakehead, which offers restaurants and shopping.

Recreation

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.

Changes & Cancellations

If the reservation was made through recreation.gov please call 1-877-444-6777 to make a refund request. Refunds must be requested no later than 14 days before your scheduled arrival date for a full refund (excluding recreation.gov fee’s). 

Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for cash payments will be issued a check 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. 

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14358 Antlers Rd Lakehead CA 96051

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Driving Directions

Antlers Campground is located 25 miles north of Redding from I-5 (which crosses over Shasta Lake twice).

Exit I-5 at the Lakeshore Drive/Antlers Road exit in the town of Lakehead, CA. From the end of the ramp, go east at the stop sign. Turn right on Antlers Road and go about 1 mile to the campground entrance on the right.

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