Castle Lake Campground

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Castle Lake (April)

Castle Lake Campground, Shasdta-Trinity National Forest, CA

Castle Lake Campground

Mount Shasta Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the greater Mount Shasta area find an abundance of scenic attractions and interesting destinations.

Castle Lake Campground

Castle Lake is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, a 10-mile drive southwest of the town of Mount Shasta along Interstate 5. Castle Lake is a pristine, glacial cirque lake that attracts many visitors. In the winter it is a popular destination for ice fishing. When summer arrives, visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, and kayaking. Be aware and respectful of private property by the lake.

Castle Lake Campground has only 6 primitive campsites which are ⅓ mile from the lake. Castle Lake Creek gurgles past the campground, and mature trees provide plenty of shade. Campsites are well separated. There is no drinking water at the campground and garbage must be packed out. No fee is charged for camping at Castle Lake. The campground has a 3-night limit. Farther back along the entry road are sites that are available for dispersed camping.

Castle Lake Campground is only 7 miles from stunningly beautiful Lake Siskiyou.

Campground Basics
Location: Castle Lake Rd. off Ney Springs Rd. and West A Barr Rd. out of Mount Shasta
Elevation: 5,270 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Redding - 72 miles
Number of Sites: 6
Open - Closed: May through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
Shasta-Trinity National Forest: (530) 926-4511

No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 10 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: None
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out Noon

Castle Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Castle Lake for non-motorized boating, fishing, swimming; hiking trails

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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