Northshore Campground

Lake Britton

Shasta County

Lake Britton

Northshore Campground at Lake Britton

Northshore Campground at Lake Britton

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to McArthur-Burney Falls State Park enjoy the views of the falls as well as all the great recreation opportunities at Lake Britton.

  • View Burney Falls from the overlooks adjacent to the parking lot.
  • Hike the short trail down to the base of the falls or make a full loop around the falls using two bridges.
  • Drive or hike to nearby Lake Britton for the day.
  • Rent patio boats, paddle boats, motor boats, canoes and kayaks, and paddle boards at Burney Falls Park Marina at Lake Britton
  • Enjoy swimming in the lake
  • Take a tour of the Visitor Center
  • Attend one of the interesting ranger campfire programs, marshmallows included
  • Join a guided paddle tour of Lake Britton
  • Junior Ranger programs for ages 7 - 12.
  • Plan to be in the park for once-a-month Animal Rescue Saturdays beginning in late May and running through August. See rescued animals and learn about wildlife in the area.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. No generators during quiet hours.
  2. Campfires must be confined to provided fire rings..
  3. Bald Eagle Nesting: Some campsites may be closed at times to protect bald eagle nesting areas.

Northshore Campground

Northshore Campground is located on Lake Britton, directly across the water from McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. The campground is operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation. Visitors to the campground enjoy lake access for swimming, boating and fishing. The state park is only a 6 mile drive from the campground.

Northshore Campground is set in a forested area and offers 30 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. The recent drought killed a number of trees which had to be removed, reducing the amount of shade at the campground. A 2-night minimum stay is required if arriving on a Friday or Saturday. The coin operated showers at the campground are solar heated. An unimproved boat ramp is nearby ($7 launch fee).

Campground Basics
Location: Clark Creek Road off Highway 89, north of McArthur-Burney Falls State Park
Elevation: 2,730 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Redding - 71 miles, 1:20
Number of Sites: 30
Open - Closed: Late April through mid-September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle plus 1 legally towed vehicle ($5 fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended; $2 per night
PG&E: (916) 386-5164

Reservations available Mid-May through mid-September
Booking Window: See PG&E's Reservation Information below
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 55 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #13, 21, and 22
Favorite Campsites: #8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 24, 26
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: Northshore Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out 11:00 AM

Northshore Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage cupboard; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, flush toilets nearby, tap water, amphitheater
Campground Map: Northshore Campground Map
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Beach, Lake Britton, swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, trails, McArthur-Burney Falls State Park with boat rentals,

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Campground Reservation Information

Beginning April 2, 2018, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

Starting April 16, 2018, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come, first-serve sites.

Lake Britton

Lake Britton from Northshore Campground Beach

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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