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Status: Open through Mon Sep 08 2014   Season Dates


Nelson Point Campground is situated along the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake, easily accessible from 1-5 and located nearby many other recreation areas on Shasta Lake.

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.


The nearest public boat ramp is 6 miles away at Antlers. Nearby lakeside resorts offer boat rentals and fuel.

Shasta Lake is popular for power and non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing. Anglers can fish for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.


Nelson Point is open for walk-ins April 1-May 24. The campground is available for group rental on a reservation basis from May 26-September 10.

Reservations are not allowed for individual family camping during the peak season unless the entire campground is reserved.

All campsites have a grill or stove, picnic tables, fire rings, tent pads, bear boxes and paved parking spurs.

Vault toilets are provided, but there is no drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Group Camping
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Group reservation holders must contact Shasta Recreation Office at least 1 week prior to arrival a combination code to access campground; failure to do so could lead to a locked facility without access for a night or longer and no refund
  • No drinking water is provided
  • Maximum group size is 75
  • Average maximum trailer size is 16 feet
  • Keep food in bear-proof containers
  • Poison oak is abundant in the area
  • There is a $10 daily fee for the use of Antlers public boat ramp
  • Click here for more information on this campground
  • Click here to learn more about the 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):
40.84833, -122.34583
40°50'54"N, 122°20'45"W

From Redding, California: Take I-5 to Gilman Road/Gregory Creek Rd. Go west to Salt Creek exit, and then north to Conflict Point Road (From the north, take Salt Creek exit and then go south to Conflict Point Road). Go approximately .5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Gilman Road/ Gregory Creek road to Conflict Road West side of Interstate 5
Lakehead CA 96051

Phone Number:

Information: (530)275-8113