Panther Meadows Campground

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

View west from Mount Shasta

Mt. Shasta campground

Mount Shasta Area
Attractions and Activities

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

Panther Meadows Campground

Panther Meadows Campground rests on the slopes of Mt. Shasta, 14 miles east of the town of Mount Shasta. At 7,420 feet, it is the highest campground on the mountain. Visitors to the campground enjoy wonderful vistas of the surrounding area from the summit of nearby 7,900-foot Gray Butte. Lassen Peak, Castle Crags, and the Sacramento River are visible on clear days. Another trail leads up the side of Mt. Shasta to over 9,000 feet.

Panther Meadows Campground has 10 walk-in, tent-only campsites. Trailers are not allowed at the campground. There is no drinking water at the campground, although those with quality wilderness filters can take advantage of creek water. Garbage must be packed out. The campground has a 3 day limit.

Campground Basics
Location: Everitt Memorial Highway off West Lake St. in Mount Shasta
Elevation: 7,420 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Redding - 76 miles
Number of Sites: 10
Open - Closed: July 1 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
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: None
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out Noon

Panther Meadows 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: Trail to summit of Gray Butte, trail up side of 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta to over 9,000 feet

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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