Dekkas Rock Group Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Dekkas Rock Group Campground at Shasta Lake

Dekkas Rock Group 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 Dekkas Rock Campground Regulations

  1. To prevent the spread of invasive pests, obtain firewood locally.
  2. Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  3. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be kept in a vehicle or tent.

Dekkas Rock Group Campground

Dekkas Rock Group Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is 2 miles from the Hirz Bay boat launch ramp. Campers at the group campground find good fishing nearby along the shore. Popular activities include boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and hiking. Dekkas Rock stands just across the inlet from the campground.

Dekkas Rock Campground has 1 group campsite that can accommodate up to 60 people and 18 vehicles. Facilities include a large group BBQ along with several small cooking grills, a campfire ring, and 12 picnic tables. The campground has an extra unpaved parking area for boat trailers and overflow parking. Campers should read the note below about the Locked Entry Gates.

Campground Basics
Location: Exit I-5 at Gilman Rd., exit 698, turn right and follow Gilman Road approximately 12 miles.
Elevation: 1,130 feet
Nearby Cities: 32 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 1
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 60
Vehicles per Site: 18
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations required: whenever campground is open
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 12 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $130 per night, plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Dekkas Rock Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Dekkas Rock Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 8 large tables, 2 large pedestal grills, 1 large family BBQ grill, 2 campfire rings, 4 unpaved parking spurs; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Hirz Bay launch ramp (fee), nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta. Hike on the Hirz Bay Trail. Shasta Lake offers boating, fishing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Shasta Caverns are nearby. Mountain biking, cycling

Locked Entry Gates to Group Campgrounds

The reservations website cautions: "Reservation holders must contact Shasta Recreation Office at least 1 week prior to arrival for a combination code to access campground; failure to do so could lead to a locked facility without access for a night or longer and no refund."

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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