Lakeshore East sits along the shore of the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake. The facility is partially shaded by oak and pine and provides some privacy between sites with an undergrowth of grass and raspberry bushes.
Lakeshore East is easily accessible from I-5 and offers direct access to the lake from a number of sites. Walk-ins are accepted year-round.
Each site has a picnic table, raised fire ring and paved parking spur. Two yurts, which are sturdy, weather-proof shelters, are available for rent year-round.
The campground has sites that can accommodate tents as well as trailers, although there are no electrical hookups or dump stations for trailers.
Standard single sites can accommodate up to 8 people and an unlimited number of tents; double sites can accommodate up to 16 people and an unlimited number of tents.
Drinking water and flush toilets are provided, including flush toilets that meet current accessibility standards.
Due to lower than normal precipitation in 2021/2022 we have been experiencing low lake levels which impacts lake access. Please refer to "Changes & Cancellations" - 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.
Public boat launch requires a daily fee of $16.
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Extra Vehicle fee of $10 per night
Yurts: Check-in time 3 P.M. and Check-out 12 P.M.
Campsites: Check-in time 3 P.M. and Check-out 2 P.M.
Dogs are not allowed inside the Yurts, but can be outside in a tent/kennel.
Yurts are weatherproof shelters with furniture inside the unit. The site includes a picnic table and fire ring located outside the unit. There are no sources of heat or electricity located inside the unit. Linens are not provided. You can set up a tent along side of the yurt within your site.
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.
Lake Shasta Caverns are located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake in an area known as the Grey Rocks. Tours are given daily at this privately owned facility.
Both the Antlers and Sugar Loaf public boat ramps are nearby. Antlers is approximately 2 miles from the campground. Power and non-motorized boating, fishing and waterskiing are all popular pastimes.
Visitors may be able to informally moor their boats at the campground.
Anglers can fish for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.
Lakeshore Drive Lakehead CA 96051
From Redding, California, remain on I-5 north to the town of Lakehead (Approx. 20 minutes north of Redding). Take the Antlers Road/Lakeshore Drive exit. Go west under I-5 overpass, then left on Lakeshore drive approximately 2.5 miles to the campground entrance.