Hirz Bay Group 2 Campground sits along the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake, shaded by a forest of oak and Manzanita. The facility offers a variety of recreational activities, including a nearby boat ramp for water sports and a hiking trail.
The Hirz Bay boat launch is a 1/2 mile from the campground. Hikers can also access the 2-mile Hirz Bay Trail near the campground. Resorts on the lake have watercraft rentals and marinas with fuel. Popular water activities include power and non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing. Lake Shasta offers excellent fishing for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.
The campground is ideal for groups of up to 80 people. The camp offers 9 picnic tables, a large pedestal grill, a large open fire ring, 2 fireplaces with grates and 2 water hydrants. Vault toilets and bear-proof food storage lockers are also provided. The parking area contains 23 paved spaces and is separate from the camping area.
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.
Lake Shasta Caverns are also 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.
The nearby Hirz Mountain Lookout offers panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the surrounding area at an elevation of 3,500 feet.
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