Castle Lake Campground

Shasta National Forest

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Castle Lake Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
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GPS: 41.236, -122.379

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: May-October
Elevation: 5325 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 16 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 4

Lois would stay here again

“Great Little Free Campground”

Reviewed Oct 13, 2016

Overall Rating

Very nice location in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, about 20 minutes west of the town of Mt. Shasta. Campsites are free, first-come first-served, and there are only 5 of them (the 6th one is taken by the camp host); maximum stay is three days (changed from 14 days) and campsites fill up quickly. The sites are large and relatively private, with level areas for parking as well as for pitching tents. Each site has a large concrete picnic table and a large fire ring with a grill. There are two pit toilets but no water or trash cans are available.The campground is located 1/2 mile from Castle Lake where there is swimming, fishing, small boating, etc. The area is quiet and peaceful and has easy access to the nearby lakes and towns.

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Heading south after spending the night in Wolf Creek, Oregon, I stopped in Medford for an In-N-Out cheeseburger. If you grew up in Southern California back in the 50s and 60s like I did, you probab...

  • dry camping
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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