Bailey Cove Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Bailey Cove Campground at Shasta Lake

Bailey Cove Campground

Shasta Lake
Attractions and Activities

Shasta Lake is one of the most popular recreation lakes in the state. Campers at Bailey Cove Campground find easy acccess to all the attractions of the lake.

  • At full capacity Shasta Lake has 30,000 surface acres and 365 miles of shoreline.
  • Multiple marinas, boat rental facilities, and launch ramps are available. For more information about boating, see California's Greatest Lakes - Shasta Lake.
  • Shasta Caverns has guided tours of the caves and dinner cruises on Shasta.
  • Summer interpretive programs are offered on weekends at many campgrounds.
  • Take a free, 1-hour Shasta Dam Tour. A great choice on a hot day.
  • Stop in at the Shasta Lake Visitor Center along Interstate 5 north of Redding for information about the local area.

Key Bailey Cove Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be kept in a vehicle or tent.

Bailey Cove Campground

Bailey Cove Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. Campground visitors appreciate the proximity of a boat ramp and the recreation available on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, boating, and fishing are popular. The launch ramp is only in use when lake levels are no more than 50 feet below maximum capacity.

Bailey Cove Campground has 7 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Two of the campsites are doubles. The campground is set in a forested area above the lake. Freeway noise can be heard.

Campground Basics
Location: Exit 695 off Interstate 5 to Shasta Caverns Rd., 19 miles north of Redding
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Nearby Cities: 19 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 7
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children), max. 3 tents
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations Available: May though September, otherwise first come, first served
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night for single site, $35 for double
Plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Bailey Cove Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Bailey Cove Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Adjoining day-use area, Shasta Lake for boating, fishing, waterskiing; 3-mile Baily Cove Trail for hikers and mountain bikers, launch ramp (fee), cycling, Shasta Cavern

General Camping Information for Shasta Lake

Opening and closing dates for some campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather 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.

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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