Campground Review: Lake Shastina Campground

by Shasta Cascade on July 21, 2009

Siskiyou County has a public campground at Lake Shastina, located on the southern edge on access road to the boat ramp.   Recently, I drove through the campsite and neighboring village to write this review.

Lake Shastina is a newer housing development, built around a golf course and parts of the area have a resort feel.  Strangely, the homes here have a reputation for being affordable.  This area on the north side of Mt. Shasta can best be described as high-desert, and receives very little precipitation. The area is has short pine trees, and is covered with sagebrush.    Some people tell stories of seeing scorpions or other desert creatures.

This campground has got to be one of the hottest, driest campgrounds I have ever seen.  The campground is closed from Fall to Winter, and is open during some of the most uncomfortable months of the year.  To make things worse, this end of the lake doesn’t get much circulation with the rest of the lake.  There’s forthy scum along parts of the shoreline.

When we were here, there were only a few campers at this facility.  I would never expect this campgound to be full, except for the annual 4th of July weekend.  There are too many other good campsites in the area.

ph 530-842-8250
At Lake Shastina public access
10-15 sites, water available, vault restrooms, elevation 2791 ft. Open April 1 through September 30, closed in fall and winter. Cost: forgot to find this out

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