Ackerman Campground

Lewiston Lake

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Lewiston Lake


Ackerman Campground, Shasdta-Trinity National Forest, CA

Ackerman Campground

Trinity Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Ackerman Campground are right on the shores of Lewiston Lake and close to Trinity Lake.

  • Trinity Lake has 17,000 surface acres and 145 miles of shoreline, great for fishing, boating, water skiing
  • Enjoy hiking and camping in the Trinity Wilderness.
  • Seek out some adventure by rafting the Trinity River with an experienced outfit.
  • Tour the Joss House State Historic Park in Weaverville
  • Rent a boat at one of Trinity Lake's marinas.

Key Ackerman Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by storing all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. At night they must be kept in a vehicle or tent.
  3. To prevent the spread of harmful insects, obtain your firewood locally.

Ackerman Campground

Ackerman Campground is on the shore of Lewiston Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The lakeside campground is particularly popular with anglers and boaters. The campground is less than a mile downstream from Trinity Dam. Pine Cone boat launch ramp is 2 miles to the south. Motorized boats are restricted to 10 MPH on Lewiston Lake. Kayakers are often seen skimming along the crystal waters.

Ackerman Campground has 51 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Although many shaded campsites can be found, other are lacking in shade. The sites are spread along the shore of the lake, making for easy access.

Ackerman Campground Basics
Ackerman Campground Location: Trinity Dam Blvd. on the western shore of Lewiston Lake
Elevation: 1,900 feet
Nearby Cities: 39 miles northwest of Redding
Number of Sites: 51
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Weaverville Ranger Station: (530) 623-2121

Reservations at Ackerman Campground
Reservations Available: May 21 though September 7, otherwise first come, first served
Reservation Window: available 4 days to 6 months in advance
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $16 per night
Plus $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Ackerman Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Ackerman Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets and vault toilets, tap water (April - October)
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes, seasonal (April - October)
Attractions: Enjoy boating and fishing on Lewiston Lake. Nearby Trinity Lake has waterskiing, fishing, and boating. Hike the 2-mile North Lakeshore Trail.

General Camping Information for Lewiston 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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