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HIRZ BAY, CA

Photo: HIRZ BAY
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hirz Bay Campground is nestled among Manzanita and oak trees on a hilltop overlooking the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The scenic location offers a variety of recreational activities, including a nearby boat ramp for water sports and a hiking trail.

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.

Recreation:

The nearest boat launch is about 1 mile away at Hirz Bay. Resorts on the lake have watercraft rentals and marinas with fuel.

Popular water activities include power and non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing. Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.

Hikers can access the 2-mile Hirz Bay Trail from the campground.

Facilities:

Each campsite contains a paved parking spur, a table, a bear-proof food locker and one fire ring. This campground has a pay phone, drinking water, flush toilets and an overflow parking area.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • A $5 daily charge is applied for spurs that have more than two vehicles
  • Average maximum trailer size is 30 feet
  • Keep food in the provided bear-proof containers
  • Poison oak is abundant in the area
  • There is a $10 daily fee to use the boat ramp
  • 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):
40.86667, -122.25306
40°52'0"N, 122°15'11"W

From Redding, CA, remain on I-5 to Gilman Road. (From the north, take Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road). Take Gilman Road east for 11 miles to entrance of Hirz Bay.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HIRZ BAY
Gilman Road Exit off of Interstate 5
Lakehead CA 96051

Phone Number:

Project Office:(530)275-8113