Hirz Bay Group Campgrounds

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Hirz Bay Group Camp #1 at Shasta Lake

Hirz Bay Group Camp 1

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.

Hirz Bay Group Campgrounds

Hirz Bay Group Campgrounds are located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The campgrounds are near the main Hirz Bay Campground. Campers at the group campsites find good fishing along the shore near the campgrounds. Boaters can launch their vessels at nearby Hirz Bay launch ramp.

Hirz Bay has 2 group campgrounds: Hirz Bay 1 and Hirz Bay 2. Both camps are in a forest of oak and manzanita. Both campsites require a short walk from the parking areas to the campsites. Read the note below about the Locked Entry Gates.

Hirz Bay 1 Group Campground can accommodate up to 120 people and 21 vehicles. It is located a little more inland that Hirz Bay 2. Facilities include a large fire ring, 2 large sinks with faucets, a large group BBQ along with several samller cook grills, and 8 picnic tables.

Hirz Bay 2 Group Campground can accommodate up to 80 people and 23 vehicles. Among the facilities at the camp are 10 picnic tables, 1 large fire ring, 1 large group BBQ, 2 grate fireplaces, and 2 water faucets.

Campground Basics
Location: Exit I-5 at Gilman Rd., exit 698, turn right and follow Gilman Road approximately 10 miles.
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Nearby Cities: 31 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 2
Open - Closed: April through September
Max. People per Site: 120 and 80
Vehicles per Site: 21 and 23
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations Available: whenever campground is open
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 12 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: Group Site 1 - $130 per night, plus $9 reservation fee
Group Site 2 - $100 per night, plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Hirz Bay 1 Group Campground Reservations
Hirz Bay 2 Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Hirz Bay Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, food lockers, fire ring, cooking pedestals; 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

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.

Hirz Bay Group Camp #2 at Shasta Lake

Hirz Bay Group Camp 2

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."

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