Best Camping in Shasta County

Looking for the best camping in Shasta County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Shasta County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Shasta Campground

    Shasta Campground offers 27 tent/trailer campsites, picnic tables, paved loop road, vault toilets, OHV staging area, potable water, and fire rings. To get to the campground head along Keswick Reservoir, below Shasta Dam.  Take I-5 north from Reddi...

  • Houseboat Lake Shasta

    Lake Shasta sits at the foot of infamous Mt Shasta, past the major Northern California city of Redding. From the Bay Area you can count on at least a 3.5 hour drive to get to waters edge, but the drive goes by quickly just cruising on HWY 5. There...

    1 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike to the top of South Fork Mountain

    Starting from the Kanaka Peak Trailhead, follow the Kanaka Peak Trail all the way, continuing on past the Peltier Trail Junction and the Kanaka Cutoff Trail Junction until the trail begins to head east (about 2-2.5 miles from the trailhead) and th...

    5 miles 4181 ft gain

  • Camp at Hayward Flat on Trinity Lake

    We drove all around Trinity Lake and this was the best campground we found! Located right on Trinity Lake you will find Hayward Flat Campground.  From Weaverville California you will follow highway 3 north about 20 miles. Then take a right on Hayw...

  • Backpack Stony Ridge in the Trinity Alps

    The Trinity Alps has miles and miles of beautiful trails, but one of the more stunning sections is the Four Lakes Loop. There are two main trail heads that access the trail. Long Canyon Trail and Stony Ridge Trail both are both beautiful but Stony...

    16.5 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Camp at Steel Bridge Campground

    Steel Bridge is located along the Trinity River.  About three miles east of Douglas City on State Highway 299, turn north onto Steel Bridge Road and go about 2 miles to the campground.This campground is open from Mid-May until winter weather force...

  • Backpack Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lake

    The Stuart Fork to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes trail features many beautiful lakes, meadows, and an area that resembles a jungle. Dogs are able to use this trail. This trail can be done as a day hike, an overnight, or a three-day backpacking trip. ...

    25 miles 4448 ft gain

  • Camp at Douglas City Campground

    The campground amenities include 20 tent/trailer campsites, group picnic area, picnic tables, telephone, beach, paved loop road, flush and vault toilets, potable water, and fire rings. MAX trailer length is 28 feet.Douglas City is located along th...

  • Backpack to Bear Basin and The Four Lakes Loop

    Day 1 Swift Creek Trail Head to Bear BasinThe trip begins at the Swift Creek trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are very easy to get, just stop by the Ranger station in Weaverville, CA. They are free and can be self-issued in front ...

    30.1 miles

  • Backpack Swift Creek

    After the first set of switchbacks, you'll emerge in Mumford Meadows. A few switchbacks later and you'll be stunned by the huge granite cliffs. There some great spots to camp - if you cross the stream (perfect for filtering water) you'll find some...

    18.1 miles 3769 ft gain

  • Backpack the Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

    The trail begins just past the Trinity Alps Resort, a private collection of cabins near Weaverville, CA. Hikers wanting an early start can spend the night at the Bridge Camp Campground, located next to the trailhead.The path starts out wide and le...

    30 miles 4576 ft gain

  • Hike Stuart Fork to Alpine Lake

    Nestled in the heights of the Trinity Alps, this hike to Alpine Lake is not for the faint of heart.Before embarking on this adventure call the Weaverville Ranger station to check snow levels as well as the flow of the Stuart Fork River. If you ar...

    20 miles 6000 ft gain