Hirz Bay Group 2 Campground sits along the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake, shaded by a forest of oak and Manzanita. The facility offers a variety of recreational activities, including a nearby boat ramp for water sports and a hiking trail.
The campground is ideal for groups of up to 80 people. The camp offers 9 picnic tables, a large pedestal grill, a large open fire ring, 2 fireplaces with grates and 2 water hydrants. Vault toilets and bear-proof food storage lockers are also provided. The parking area contains 23 paved spaces and is separate from the camping area.
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.
There is a daily $16 fee to use the Hirz Bay boat launch
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Check-in time 3 P.M. and Check-out time 12 P.M.
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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 also 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.
The nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the surrounding area at an elevation of 3,500 feet.
The Hirz Bay boat launch is a 1/2 mile from the campground. Hikers can also access the 2-mile Hirz Bay Trail near the campground. Resorts on the lake have watercraft rentals and marinas with fuel. Popular water activities include power and non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing. Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.
Gilman Road Exit off of Interstate 5 Lakehead CA 96051
250 miles north of San Francisco. Take I-5 through Sacramento and Redding. Go 25 miles north of Redding and cross Shasta Lake. Remain on I-5 to Gilman Road (From the north, take Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road). Take Gilman Road east 11 miles to the entrance of Hirz Bay on the right.