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

  • Trinity Lake with 17,000 surface acres and 145 miles of shoreline - fishing, boating, water skiing
  • Hiking and camping in the Trinity Wilderness
  • Raft the Trinity River
  • Joss House State Historic Park in Weaverville
  • Rent a boat at one of Trinity Lake's marinas

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Store 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.

Ackerman Campground

Ackerman Campground is on the shore of Lewsiton 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 aere spread along the shore of the lake, making for easy access.

Campground Basics
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 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)
Nearby attractions: Boating and fishing on Lewiston Lake, nearby Trinity Lake has waterskiing, fishing, and boating; 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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