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CAMPGROUND NAME: Antlers

VISIT DATE: 06/28/2005

UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakehead

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Lakehead, CA, at intersection of I-5 and Lakehead Dr./Antlers
Rd. (Exit 702), take Exit 702 to stop sign.  Turn east at sign
and go to next stop sign.  Turn south at stop sign and go 0.7
miles to campground on right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,100 ft.

The campground is a series of three overlapping loops forming one
large loop next to Shasta Lake and adjacent to a large boat ramp,
marina and train track on opposite side.  The campsites are
tucked in among oak, pine, and Manzanita with dirt and leaf
litter understory.  Middlestory provides only fair privacy
between campsites.  Some of the campsites have a view of the
lake.  Poison Oak is present in campground.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. 
Bear-proof food containers are available at most campsites.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Comments:
Open March 8 through October 31

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - single
$35 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 59
   
   Total Sites: 59

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 59
No. Grilles on Sites: 59
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: Any size

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved and will accommodate most any size
RV.  However, single-site aprons are only 10 ft. wide.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 20
  No. Threaded: 4

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Shasta Lake is 29,500 acres.

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Brown and Rainbow trout, catfish, Smallmouth, Largemouth, and
Kentucky Spotted bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cattle Camp VISIT DATE: 06/27/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: McCloud NEAREST CITY/TOWN: McCloud RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From McCloud, CA, take State Rt. 89 south 9 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 40N44 and go 0.2 miles to another campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops in a stand of mixed conifers. Some campsites have large cement pads for picnic table and grille area. Other sites have pedestal grilles and drum- style fire rings. The campground is convenient to the 6-mile McCloud Loop Drive and its three waterfalls. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - Yes McCloud River trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 12 miles provides access to waterfalls FISHING - Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deadlun VISIT DATE: 06/30/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Round Mountain RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Round Mountain, CA, take State Rt. 299 east 5.2 miles to Big Bend Rd. Turn left onto Big Bend Rd. and go 17.6 miles to a "T" intersection and Iron Canyon Reservoir sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 11 and go 4.7 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 11 begins just north of Big Bend, CA and is paved, single-lane with turnouts and full of potholes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,700 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is a single loop through a stand of mixed cedar and Douglas fir. This under maintained campground has a wilderness feel without all the challenges. The campsites are, in most cases, informal. Bring insect repellant and toilet paper. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 24 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Slide-ins and camper vans will work on some campsites. Interior road is badly eroded and rough. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS The 300-acre Iron Canyon Reservoir is nearby. HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ellery Creek VISIT DATE: 06/29/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakehead RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Lakehead, CA, take I-5 south 2.7 miles to Salt Creek Rd./Gilman Rd. exit (Exit 698). Take Exit 698 and at stop sign, turn left onto Gilman Rd. and go 14.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground is a single loop stretching along the west side of the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake. The loop is is terraced so some campsites on the upper side have a view of lake, while all sites along lower side of loop have a view of lake. Privacy between campsites is fair to good; shade provided by deciduous trees is ample during the afternoon sun. Informal mooring of boats is possible. Water skiing and jet skiing could be noisy. Parking in campsites 13 through 18 is diagonal and is best suited for small motor homes and slide-ins. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear boxes for storing food are provided at some campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through September 9 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Shasta Lake is 29,500 acres. The nearest boat ramp is at Hirz Bay campground, 5.3 miles south of campground. HIKING - No FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, catfish, and Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Kentucky Spotted bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fowlers Camp VISIT DATE: 06/27/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: McCloud NEAREST CITY/TOWN: McCloud RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From McCloud, CA, take State Rt. 89 south 4.5 miles to Fowler and Lower Falls sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 40N44 and go 0.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground has two loops - A and B, in a stand of various conifers including cedar and fir. The area's volcanic history can be seen in the chunky or porous rock scattered throughout the campground. Loop A has a more open feel, while loop B is more heavily wooded with deciduous trees and Manzanita. The campground is next to McCloud River making it ideal for anglers. The campground is on the 6-mile McCloud River (motor) Drive. This drive has three waterfalls - Lower, Middle, and Upper. From the campground, Lower Falls is a five minute walk, Middle Falls is 20 minutes and Upper Falls is 40 minutes. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 34' Comments: Loop A has gravel parking aprons and loop B has paved parking aprons. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING McCloud River Trail (foot) - 10 miles accesses the Lower, Middle and Upper Waterfalls - paved in campground. FISHING Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hirz Bay VISIT DATE: 06/29/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakehead RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Lakehead, CA, take I-5 south 2.7 miles to Salt Creek Rd./Gilman Rd. exit (Exit 698). Take Exit 698 and at stop sign, turn left onto Gilman Rd. and go 9.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground loops through oak and Manzanita meandering over a hilltop above the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake. The dense Manzanita middlestory limits views of the lake but the sounds of power boats can be heard throughout campground. Privacy between campsites is fair to poor. Boat trailer parking is available in campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear-proof food containers are available. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $35 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 47 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 55' Comments: The parking are paved and all are about same size. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Threaded spigot is at fee board. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Shasta Lake is 29,500 acres. HIKING Hirz Bay Trail (foot) - 2 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, catfish, Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Kentucky Spotted bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lakeshore East VISIT DATE: 06/29/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakehead RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Lakehead, CA, at intersection of I-5 and Lakehead Dr./Antlers Rd (Exit 702), take Exit 702 to stop sign. Turn left (west) and at next stop sign, turn left onto Lakeshore Dr. Go 1.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. The campground stretches out between Lakehead Dr. and Shasta Lake under pine and oak. Grass and raspberry bushes are abundant providing fair privacy to some campsites. Many sites have direct access to lake offering informal mooring locations. Nearby train tracks mean train sounds throughout campground. NOTE: Yurts are available through recreation.gov May 15 through September 12. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $35 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Shasta Lake is 29,500 acres. Nearest boat ramp is Sugarloaf, 1 mile south of campground on Lakeshore Dr. - primitive. HIKING - No FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, catfish, Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Kentucky Spotted bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: McBride Springs VISIT DATE: 06/27/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Shasta NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mt. Shasta RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mt. Shasta, CA, at intersection of Lake St. and Everitt Memorial Hwy, take Everitt Memorial Hwy. 3.9 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. The campground is a large single loop through cedar and other species of trees. At the foot of Mt. Shasta, McBride Springs runs through the campground providing a pleasant riparian environment among the conifers. The campground is a good base camp for exploring Mt. Shasta. Contact the Ranger District Office for information about nearby trailheads and Mt. Shasta Wilderness. The campsites are secluded and offer good privacy. This is a very picturesque location with views of Mt. Shasta through the trees. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 31 - opening and closing depends on snow conditions RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump - located 420 feet up a trail at upper end of campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING See General Comments. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: McCloud Bridge VISIT DATE: 06/29/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Shasta Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakehead RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lakehead, CA, take I-5 south 2.7 miles to Salt Creek Rd./Gilman Rd. exit (Exit 698). Take Exit 698 and at stop sign, turn left onto Gilman Rd. and go 16.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground spans the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake among mature oak trees. The understory is composed of gorgeous wildflowers and an abundance of raspberry shrubs. Boats can be moored close to campsites. Lots of singing birds - very picturesque campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear box containers are available at some campsites for storing food. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 25 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $35 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all about same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Shasta Lake is 29,000 acres. Nearest boat ramp is at Hirz Bay campground, 7.5 miles south of campground. HIKING - No FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, catfish, and Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Kentucky Spotted bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sims Flat VISIT DATE: 06/27/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Shasta NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dunsmuir RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dunsmuir, CA, take I-5 south 10 miles to Simms Rd (Exit 718). Take Exit 718 and turn left at stop sign onto Simms Rd. Follow Simms Rd. south 0.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,700 ft. Once a stop on a winter Native American trade route, then the site of Sims Trading Post, and later a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, the campground stretches along the Sacramento River and Hazel Creek. It loops back through a nice mixture of conifer and deciduous trees. Wild sweet peas add color while remnants left by CCC Camp 978 (Camp Sims) and fast flowing river give the camp character. This is a nice campground for overnight stop by most any size RV. Take a moment to admire the steel suspension bridge built in 1933 by the CCC, the first major CCC project in the U.S. Parts were provided for the bridge without any instructions on how to construct it - existing testimony of the CCC's incredible capabilities. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are a mixture of paved, grass, and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Riverside Trail (foot) - 0.2 miles FISHING Trout




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