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