When it comes to camping in northern California, it’s hard to beat Shasta Lake. Clear, sparkling waters lap at forested shores, and snow-capped mountains rise in the distance. If you can tear yourself away from the view, you’ll find endless adventure. Hike or bike shoreline trails, fish for bass, or swim in the cool waters. Near Redding, look for tent sites and RV sites in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Enjoy lake views from Antlers Campground, which sits on the lake’s Sacramento arm. At McCloud Bridge Campground, you’ll find spectacular scenery and berry picking. Near Holiday Harbor, Bailey Cove has seven tent camping sites with picnic tables. Looking for creature comforts like Wi-Fi, hookups, and swimming pools? Check out the Lake Shasta RV parks along Interstate 5. Across from the Shasta Caverns, Mariners Point is great for groups. For views of Mt. Shasta, book Forest Service spots like Panther Meadow and Fowlers. Summer is the prime time for camping near Shasta Lake—be sure to book early. For lower crowd levels, visit in the spring and fall. Winter is ideal for hiking; just bring a warm layer to combat cool lake breezes.