Lakeshore East Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Lakeshore East Campground at Shasta Lake

Lakeshore East Campground

Shasta Lake
Attractions and Activities

Shasta Lake is one of the most popular recreation lakes in the state. Campers at Lakeshore East Campground are close to many of 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 Lakeshore East 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.

Lakeshore East Campground

Lakeshore East Campground is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the upper Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, and hiking. Nearby Antlers and Sugarloaf boat ramps provide access to Shasta Lake's expanse of water.

Lakeshore East Campground has 23 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents spread along the lakeside. Six of the campsites are doubles. Another 3 campsites each include a Yurt. Five of the campsites have non-specific reservations; sites will be assigned upon arrival. The rest of the reservations are site-specific. An oak and pine forest offers partial shade and some privacy between sites. Noise from nearby Interstate 5 and passing trains is a concern. The town of Lakehead is nearby.

Lakeshore East Campground Basics
Location: Off Interstate 5 on Lakeshore Dr., 22 miles north of Redding
Elevation: 1,090 feet
Nearby Cities: 22 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 23
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 for Lakeshore East Campground
Reservations Available: May though September, otherwise first come, first served
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance; Yurts may be reserved up to 12 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #11
Fees: $20 per night for single site, $35 for double
Plus $9 reservation fee
Yurts - $65 per night
Reservations: Lakeshore East Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Lakeshore East Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets and vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Shasta Lake, boating, fishing, waterskiing, Antlers and Sugarloaf launch ramps ($10), interpretive programs, 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.

Yurt at Lakeshore East Campground at Shasta Lake

Yurt at Lakeshore East Campground

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