Camp under a snow-capped volcano in one of Northern California's favorite playgrounds.
Towering over 14,000 feet, Mount Shasta is the biggest volcanic peak in the lower 48 states. Surrounding it, you find waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, and untouched wilderness as far as the eye can see. No wonder it's a top destination in Northern California. Camping here means world-class hiking, fishing, boating, and skiing are right out of your tent (or cabin). Rustic and developed campgrounds abound in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Find the perfect tent site or RV site in a meadow, under a waterfall, or on an alpine lake. This sprawling wilderness is also home to places like the Sacramento River headwaters—the natural spring is a favorite filling station of bold hikers. For backcountry kayaking, fishing, and boating pitch your tent at a waterfront campground. Wake up to the reflection of snow-capped Mt. Shasta on Lake Siskiyou or Castle Lake. On scenic McCloud River, deep gorges and waterfalls make your jaw drop. The crown jewel of the Mount Shasta area might be the Castle Crags Wilderness. Just 15 miles from Mt. Shasta City, Castle Crags State Park is a camper's paradise. Explore craggy granite outcrops from more than 28 miles of trails. You can even walk a slice of the Pacific Crest Trail. If you're looking for convenience, the RV parks around Mt. Shasta City have you covered. Prefer to glamp it out? You can always savor the views of Mount Shasta from a lakeside cabin, railroad caboose, or deluxe yurt.