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ACKERMAN CAMPGROUND, CA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ackerman Campground is a lakeside facility that's a favorite of fishermen. It is located in the beautiful Trinity Lake/Weaverville Area of Shasta-Trinity National Forest, which is part of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.

The campground is open year-round for walk-ins. Reservations are accepted May 21st through September 7th.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an elevation of 1,900 feet on the western shore of Lewiston Lake at the base of Trinity Dam. Some deciduous and conifer trees are found around the campground, but it is mostly unshaded.

Cold, crystal-clear Lewiston Lake is roughly 5 miles long and a half-mile wide. It features a mountainous shoreline and a topography that ranges from marshlands to dense forest.

Recreation:

The area offers excellent opportunities for fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. Lewiston Lake is 610 acres and offers good fishing for kokanee salmon, as well as rainbow, brown and brook trout.

There are two accessible boat ramps near this facility. Fairview boat ramp access to Trinity Lake is 3 miles north and Pine Cove boat ramp access to Lewiston Lake is 2 miles south. Motorized boats are limited up to 10 miles per hour.

Lewiston Lake is a popular destination for kayakers. Hikers can enjoy the 2-mile North Lakeshore Trail.

Facilities:

This campground can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 40 feet. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a campfire ring with grill. The parking spurs are either grass or gravel.

Drinking water is available seasonally, typically from April 1st through October 31st, and flush toilets are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware: store all food and scented items out of reach of wildlife
  • Water service for this facility is from April 1st to October 31st, weather permitting
  • Dump station fee is $5/vehicle
  • Boat ramps and day use areas have a separate fee of $7/day/vehicle, payable on-site
  • Learn more about Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.78556, -122.77167
40°47'8"N, 122°46'18"W

From Weaverville, take Highway 3 north for 7 miles. Turn right on Rush Creek Road for 9 miles. Turn left on Trinity Dam Boulevard for 7.5 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ACKERMAN CAMPGROUND
14538 Wonderland Blvd
Redding CA 96003

Phone Number:

Information: (530)275-8113