Lower Jones Valley Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Shasta Lake


Lower Jones Valley Campground at Shasta Lake

Lower Jones Valley 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.

Lower Jones Valley Campground

Lower Jones Valley Campground is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, near the Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake. Visitors to the campground are close to good fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, and hiking. Nearby Jones Valley Boat Ramp provides access to to the lake. Also nearby, Silverthorn Resort and Jones Valley Resort have marinas with boat rentals.

Lower Jones Valley Campground has 10 campsites which can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. Oak trees provide partial shade for the campsites. Most of the sites are spaced apart enough to offer some privacy. Nearby Upper Jones Valley Campground is used as an overflow campground in the summer, but has a less desirable location away from the water.

Campground Basics
Location: 9 miles east of Shasta Lake City. Exit I-5 at #267 and follow Old Oregon Trail 3 miles to Bear Mountain Road. Go 8½ miles to Dry Creek Rd. Turn left, watch for signs.
Elevation: 1,085 feet
Nearby Cities: 18 miles northeast of Redding
Number of Sites: 10
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
No Reservations First come, first served
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: some accessible features
Fees: $18 per night for single site, $30 for double
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Lower Jones Valley 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: Jones Valley Launch Ramp, Jones Valley Resort, Silverthorn Resort and Marina, Ski Island, Jones Valley Boat Ramp, Clikapudi Trail

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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