Pine Point Group & Family Campground

Shasta Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Shasta Lake

Pine Point Campground at Shasta Lake

Pine Point Campground

Shasta Lake
Attractions and Activities

Shasta Lake is one of the most popular recreation lakes in the state. Those who camp at Pine Point Group & Family Campground find easy acccess to all 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 Pine Point Group & Family Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears, store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Help prevent spreading invasive pests by obtaining firewood locally.
  3. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be kept in a vehicle or tent.

Pine Point Group & Family Campground

Pine Point Group & Family Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, far up the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is usually reserved by groups during the summer, but at other times it can be opened as an overflow campground for first come, first served camping.

Pine Point Group Campground has 15 campsites which can accommodate groups up to 100 people. However, it does not have group cooking or campfire facilities. Campsites accept small RVs, trailer, and tents. The campground is on a ridge above the lake. Oak and pine trees shade the site. Hirz Bay Boat Launch Ramp is 4 miles to the south. It is possible to bring boats up the campground for easy access. 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) and follow Gilman Road 17 miles to the campground.
Elevation: 1,130 feet
Nearby Cities: 37 miles north of Redding
Number of Sites: 15
Open - Closed: May through early September
Maximum number of people: 100
Maximum Number of Vehicles: 28
Pets: On leash, always attended
Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center: (530) 275-1589

Reservations Required for group camp use; otherwise, first come, first served if available
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 24 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $130 per night for group site
Family site - $20
Reservations: Pine Point Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, Noon

Pine Point Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped 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

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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