Ellery Creek Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Shasta Lake


Ellery Creek Campground at Shasta Lake

Ellery Creek Campground

Shasta Lake
Attractions and Activities

  • At full capacity Shasta Lake has 30,000 surface acres and 365 miles of shoreline.
  • Multiple marinas, boat rental facilities, and launch ramps. 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 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 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.

Ellery Creek Campground

Ellery Creek Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. Campers find good fishing along the shore near the campground. Boaters can launch their vessels at Hirz Bay about 5 miles away. Ellery Creek is known as one of the prettier campgrounds around the lake.

Ellery Creek Campground has 14 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Many of the sites have nice views of the lake, including a number of sites which are best suited for RVs or trailers right along the campground road beside the lake (see photo below). Deciduous trees offer good shade and privacy for the campsites. Most of the campsites among the trees away from the lake are well separated.

Campground Basics
Location: From the south take Gilman Rd. exit off Interstate 5, from the north take Salt Creek exit. Go east on Gilman Rd. 16 miles
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Nearby Cities: 37 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 14
Open - Closed: April through mid-September
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
Reservations Available: May though September, otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night
Plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Ellery Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Ellery Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta. Shasta Lake offers boating, fishing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Shasta Caverns. Hirz Bay launch ramp, mountain biking, cycling

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.

Ellery Creek Campground at Shasta Lake

Ellery Creek Campground

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