Hirz Bay Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Hirz Bay  Campground at Shasta Lake

Hirz Bay 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 Hirz Bay 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.

Hirz Bay Campground

Hirz Bay Campground is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. Good fishing is available along the shore near the campground. Boaters can launch their vessels at Hirz Bay launch ramp adjacent to campground.

Hirz Bay Campground has 42 attractive campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Of those, 11 are double sites. The campsites are set among oaks and manzanita near the lake. Campsites are well spread apart, providing good privacy. Separate Group Campsites are located a short distance away.

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. 10 miles
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Nearby Cities: 31 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 42
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations Available: Mid-May though mid-September, otherwise first come, first served
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night for single site, $35 for double
Plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Hirz Bay Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Hirz Bay 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: 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

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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