NELSON POINT, CA

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.Shasta-Trinity is the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape encompassing five wilderness areas...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 08 2014   Season Dates

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  • 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.
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AREA NELSON POINT GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 60 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 60 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Apr 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MANAGEMENT

Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Oct 25 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2014 Season Date: Walk-In Season: April 1st, 2014 - June 1st, 2014 (First come, First served) Peak Season: June 2nd, 2014 - Sep 8th, 2014

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Mar 26 2014 Mon Sep 08 2014
Services 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
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
There is a $10 daily fee for the use of Antlers public boat ramp.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 26 2014 -
Sep 08 2014
MANAGEMENT $100.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $100.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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:

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

Phone Number:

Information: (530)275-8113