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Ellery Creek

3 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Ellery Creek is located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is terraced, providing views of the lake from all of the lower sites and some of the upper sites.

At certain water levels, boats can be moored on the shore within sight of the campground, making Ellery Creek a very popular…

Fee Info

A daily use fee of $14.00 is required at all public ramps.

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Reviews

3 Reviews of Ellery Creek

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Toni  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Right on mc cloud creek

Great camp ground. $25 a night. Bathrooms, bear boxes, water and trash cans. Lots of mosquitoes at night of course you’re right on the water. Water is very low this year (2021) so you are on the creek. Normally the you will be on lake Shasta. No camp host and a lot of the site you can reserve…

Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2020

Shady, spacious with water access

Really nice campground with access to the water. I was there in mid July so it was very hot, but there is enough shade that the camp site stayed fairly cool. Water access is pretty messy/muddy (water levels were low). Water floats of some sort are a good idea to avoid the sticky dense mud.

Dog…

Amber D.
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2018

Perfection!

Camped in late May. Weather was perfect. Not busy. Beautiful views from our campsite and easy access to water. It was super peaceful!

Month of VisitJune

Location

Ellery Creek is located in California

Directions

From Redding, California: Take I-5 to Gilman Road. From the north take the Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road. Go east for 16 miles to the campground entrance (located on the right hand side of the road between Moore Creek and Pine Point Campgrounds). *The Map Driving Route link gives directions to mail office, not the campground.

Coordinates

40.91583329 N
122.240833 W

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About This Campground

Ellery Creek is located on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The campground is terraced, providing views of the lake from all of the lower sites and some of the upper sites.

At certain water levels, boats can be moored on the shore within sight of the campground, making Ellery Creek a very popular place to camp among boaters.

Recreation

A public boat ramp is located approximately 4 miles away at Hirz Bay, but informal mooring is allowed at Ellery Creek if the water levels are sufficient. This area is popular for water skiing and jet skiing.

Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.

Facilities

Each site offers fair to good privacy and sufficient shade provided by the deciduous trees in the campground.

There are two sets of vault toilets and water spigots throughout the camp. Each site has lockers for food, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, paved parking spurs and tent pads.

There are no showers available or electric/water hookups for trailers. All sites at this campground can accommodate small trailers as well as tents.

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.

Lakeside sites at Ellery Creek offer excellent views and access to the water. Wildlife is abundant in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The 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.

The nearest store is 21 miles away in Lakehead.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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