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ELLERY CREEK, CA

Photo: ELLERY CREEK
Status: Open through Mon Sep 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ellery Creek is located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is terraced, providing views of the lake from all of the lower sites and some of the upper sites.

At certain water levels, boats can be moored on the shore within sight of the campground, making Ellery Creek a very popular place to camp among boaters.

Natural Features:

Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape encompassing five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers.

Lake Shasta sits at an elevation of 1,067 feet, with 365 miles of shoreline punctuated by steep mountains blanketed in manzanita and evergreens. A snow-capped Mount Shasta, the second-tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, looms in the distance.

Lakeside sites at Ellery Creek offer excellent views and access to the water. Wildlife is abundant in the area.

Recreation:

A public boat ramp is located approximately 4 miles away at Hirz Bay, but informal mooring is allowed at Ellery Creek if the water levels are sufficient. This area is popular for water skiing and jet skiing.

Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.

Facilities:

Each site offers fair to good privacy and sufficient shade provided by the deciduous trees in the campground.

There are two sets of vault toilets and water spigots throughout the camp. Each site has lockers for food, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, paved parking spurs and tent pads.

There are no showers available or electric/water hookups for trailers. All sites at this campground can accommodate small trailers as well as tents.

Nearby Attractions:

The Lake Shasta Caverns are also located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake in an area know as the Grey Rocks. Tours are given daily at this privately owned facility.

The nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the surrounding area at an elevation of 3,500 feet.

The nearest store is 21 miles away in Lakehead.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
Know Before You Go
  • The facility is open for walk-ins from April 1- Sept. 10
  • There is an additional $10 user fee for the launch ramp at Hirz Bay
  • Average maximum trailer size is 30 feet
  • Poison oak is abundant throughout the forest
  • Store food and scented toiletries in the provided bear-proof lockers; be prepared to hang food from the trees if necessary
  • There is a $5 extra vehicle fee collected at the campground after the first car for single sites
  • Click here for further information on this campground
  • Click here for more information 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):
40.91583, -122.24083
40°54'57"N, 122°14'27"W

From Redding, California: Take I-5 to Gilman Road. From the north take the Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road. Go east for 16 miles to the campground entrance (located on the right hand side of the road between Moore Creek and Pine Point Campgrounds).

*The Map Driving Route link gives directions to mail office, not the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ELLERY CREEK
Gilman Road Exit off I-5
Lakehead CA 96051

Phone Number:

Project Office:(530)275-8113