Information on Camping at Shasta Lake

Information on Camping at Shasta Lake
Shasta is a recreational paradise, and the best way to experience it is an affordable campsite for the night. There are many locations to choose from, including National Forest campgrounds and private properties.

Antlers Campground

Antlers National Forest Campground is situated in the Upper Sacramento Arm. This site offers a decent view of the lake and a boat ramp. Sites offer paved parking, table and a fire pit. A night will run $18 as of May 2010.

Madrone Campground

Though you'll be a little further from the lake, a good option for free camping is Madrone Campground. This is the spot to get away from the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Group Camping At Skunk Point

Skunk Point doesn't sound appealing, but if you have a big group and love the idea of having a reservation, book now. As of May 2010, a group campsite here runs $40. Reservations can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777.

Shoreline Camping

Shoreline camping is also an affordable option with sites running $8 to $9 dollars a night. Such spots as Beehive, Gregory Beach and Lower Salt Creek are open from April 1 to Sept. 15. Jones Inlet and Mariners Point operate from March 1 through Oct.31.

Little Less Rough

Fawndale Oaks RV Park is a full service RV park and campground offering all the comforts of home while campers enjoy Shasta. From a swimming pool and Wi-Fi to full hooks-up, you can camp without roughing it.

Fawndale Oaks RV Park
15015 Fawndale Road
Redding, CA 96003

Article Written By Brian La Rue

Perched atop the Mile High City, Brian La Rue has written outdoor-related articles since 1999. His features have appeared in magazine's including "Western Outdoors," "Fishing & Hunting News" and "High Country Angler." His work can be seen on "ESPN Outdoors." He holds a bachelor's in communications from Cal State Fullerton.

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