McCloud Bridge Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

McCloud Bridge Campground at Shasta Lake

McCloud Bridge 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.

McCloud Bridge Campground

McCloud Bridge Campground is located far up the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Those who make the drive out to McCloud Bridge know that they will be rewarded with a beautiful, quiet setting and great shoreline fishing, especially for brown trout. The nearest boat launch ramp is 8 miles to the south at Hirz Bay.

McCloud Bridge Campground has 14 campsites which can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. Three of the sites are doubles. All campsites are first come, first served. The campground is on the site of an old ranch, surrounded by fruit trees, berries and sweet peas. Some of the most scenic sites are on the lake/river side of the campground. Even when the lake levels drop, the campers enjoy river-side camping.

Campground Basics
Location: Take exit 698 off I-5 (Salt Creek/Gilman Road). Follow Gilman Road east approximately 20 miles.
Elevation: 1,085 feet
Nearby Cities: 42 miles northeast of Redding
Number of Sites: 14
Open - Closed: April through October
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

No Reservations First come, first served
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated, but restrooms are accessible and many level campsites are available.
Fees: $20 per night for single site, $35 for double
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

McCloud Bridge 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: McCloud Bridge Day Use Area, Hirz Bay launch ramp (fee), 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. 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.

McCloud Bridge at Shasta Lake

McCloud River Bridge

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