Moore Creek Group & Family Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Shasta Lake


Moore Creek Campground at Shasta Lake

Moore Creek 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.

Moore Creek Group Campground

Moore Creek Group Campground is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, along the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is usually reserved by groups, but in the summer on holiday weekends it can be opened for first come, first served camping. The campground is about 4 miles north of Hirz Bay launch ramp.

Moore Creek Group Campground has 12, well-spaced campsites which can accommodate groups up to 90 people. However, there are no group cooking or campfire facilities. Campsites have partial shade. They can be used for RVs, trailer, and tents. For groups using the campground, be sure to read the note below about the Locked Entry Gates.

Campground Basics
Location: Take exit 698 off I-5 (Salt Creek/Gilman Road). Follow Gilman Road east approximately 15 miles.
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Nearby Cities: 37 miles northeast of Redding
Number of Sites: 12
Open - Closed: May through September
Maximum people at campground: 90
Maximum Number of Vehicles: 25
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations
Reservations Required for group camp use; otherwise, first come, first served if available
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $130 per night for group site
Reservations: Moore Creek Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Moore Creek Group 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

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."

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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