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The sites are small and close together, especially the glamping sites. We had site #6 right on the water, people were letting their children run rampant with no regard for our space. If you are looking for peace&quiet not just a pretty setting, LOOK ELSEWHERE!
Stayed here in July 2015. Great hiking nearby! The lake was nearly drained due to the drought :( We were allowed to have campfires but many of the nearby campgrounds did not. Clean bathrooms but no interior lighting, be sure to bring your headlamps!
Historic Resort and Mineral Springs since 1883 under rehabilitation currently 2016, forestry campground FREE with limited services- however Deerlick Springs General store adjacent to campground open seasonally! www.deerlicksprings.com
It gets chilly the further up you go, so definitely plan for more clothing than you think you’ll need!
Mt. Shasta at sunset=perfection. The lake is the perfect spot to camp out and watch the show.
This campground is always so quiet and beautiful. We love the swimming holes in the Trinity River and exploring the forest around the area is awesome. Just around the bend from the campgrouynd is the best swimming place. Go find it and its beauty. Great outdoor fun is promised. One of our favorite places in norcal.
Just spent five days at McBride at the base of Mt. Shasta. My campsite had privacy, a view of the mountain, and stars were aplenty each night! Spring water flows through the camp in a small stream. Deer made a visit in the middle of the night! It was an easy drive up to the end of the mountain road with trailheads along the way, and also an easy drive into town and to the nearby lakes.
About 10 miles of windy roads with great views of the mountains until you reach your destination. Once you get to the campground, you get to pick out of almost 40 sites with a couple of the sites that are doubles. It's $20 per night with water and restrooms. There is a boat ramp if you're interested in fishing. The campsites have a fire ring, a picnic table and a bear box at each site. There is enough space in between each campsite, where you'll have privacy. A trail is located right from the main road, splitting into two different directions. One trail goes straight to the water with a epic view of the mountains and lake. The other trail is about a mile or two miles; the path isn't well beaten but you'll come across two bridges.
Is it a good time to hike in Shasta Trinity National Forest in the second week of December?
We stayed at the group campsite. The worst part: It's on a hill, and there were parasites sometimes noticeably swimming in the water... like most places in the wilderness. We swam a lot and had fun in the sun. Not to far from Trinity lake, if it is full. If it's not it can be a muddy mess.
Lake Shasta is beautiful.The weather was perfect about 86 in the day and not very cold at night. We were a bit close to out neighboring campers. But it was fine. I do really strongly recommend to bring bug spray!!!!.Theres a lot of mosquitos mostly at night. All the sites have a fire pit, and theres a trash can nearby. We were only here for 2 nights one whole day and spend a lot of our day at the lake. We rented a ski boat and jet ski on the lake,I do recommend reserving one, also theres a couple of convenience stores on the lake and a restaurant cafe on Holiday Harbor which is down the road of Bailey cove. if you rent a boat and feel adventurous find little backbone creek, go upstream, theres a beautiful natural waterslide.West of the lake
History of Shasta-Trinity National Forest
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest (STNF), the largest in California, was established by President Theodore Roosevelt’s proclamation of 1905. Initially, there were two forests; the Trinity National Forest (headquartered in Weaverville) and the Shasta National Forest (headquartered in Mt. Shasta City). The two forests were combined into one in 1954. The STNF encompasses 2.1 million acres with over 6,278 miles of streams and rivers. It ranges from 1,000 in elevation (Shasta Lake and its general area) to the spectacular Mt. Shasta with its impressive elevation of 14,162 feet.
The STNF includes portions of five designated Wilderness Areas: Castle Crags, Chanchellulla, Mount Shasta, Trinity Alps and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel. The main branch of the Trinity River is a designated Wild and Scenic River which runs through the forest. A 154 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail runs in an east - west direction across the STNF. The Trinity Heritage and the Trinity River Scenic Byways are two scenic drives in the area.
Shasta Lake's 365 miles of shoreline made-up of many arms and inlets make it a paradise for explorers and boaters alike. The four major arms of the lake, Sacramento, McCloud, Squaw Creek and Pit offer spectacular scenery as well as unusual geologic and historic areas of interest.
Lewiston Lake lies just downstream from Trinity Dam and just north of the town of Lewiston and is a constant level lake. It lies within the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.
From a height of 7,309 feet, Little Mt. Hoffman offers a spectacular view of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, Mt. McLoughlin and a variety of other interesting landforms. From the Tulelake Basin in the north to the Fall River valley in the south, the 360 degree view offers a peek at some of Northern California's most unique and beautiful scenery. Located east of majestic Mt. Shasta, in the lavaflow area of Medicine Lake, is the Little Mt. Hoffman fire lookout. Restored to its original character, the lookout is now being offered as an overnight retreat for personal recreation use.
National Forests are managed for long-term sustainability of natural resources and forest ecosystems. They provide pure water, boundless recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat as well as timber, minerals and grazing. One of the Forest Service's primary responsibilities is to protect the forest and the communities within it from wildfire.
The employees of the STNF manage a healthy forest by enhancing wildlife habitat, maintaining clean water, producing timber products and safeguarding communities at risk from wildfires. Pivotal in the economical, tourism and recreational aspects of Northern California, the STNF is a land of breathtaking beauty and a place for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors.