Lakeshore East sits along the shore of the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake. The facility is partially shaded by oak and pine and provides some privacy between sites with an undergrowth of grass and raspberry bushes.
Lakeshore East is easily accessible from I-5 and offers direct access to the lake from a number of sites. Walk-ins are accepted year-round.
Both the Antlers and Sugar Loaf public boat ramps are nearby. Antlers is approximately 2 miles from the campground. Power and non-motorized boating, fishing and waterskiing are all popular pastimes.
Visitors may be able to informally moor their boats at the campground.
Anglers can fish for trout, catfish, Chinook salmon, crappie, bluegill, white sturgeon, brown bullhead and bass.
Each site has a picnic table, raised fire ring and paved parking spur. Three yurts, which are sturdy, weather-proof shelters, are available for rent year-round.
The campground has sites that can accommodate tents as well as trailers, although there are no electrical hookups or dump stations for trailers.
Standard single sites can accommodate up to 8 people and an unlimited number of tents; double sites can accommodate up to 16 people and an unlimited number of tents.
Drinking water and flush toilets are provided, including flush toilets that meet current accessibility standards.
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 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.
ADA Access: N
We stayed 2 nights in late October and were the only campers beside the host. There are 2 pull thru sites (10 & 12), we stayed in 10 in our 40' coach with tow. Flush toilets in 2 different buildings, no soap or hot water at the sinks, however. All sites have a nice picnic table and fire pit. Lots of water spigots throughout the campground but they don't have threads to allow a hose to hookup. There are also a few decent size garbage bins that are bear proof. Maybe it's the time of the year or lack of campers but the host wasn't ever seen. Lots of sites had litter here & there and the fire pits contained the previous camper's trash. Garbage bins were nearly full. The trees over the main road need trimming, lots of branches scratching the motorhome roof unnecessarily. Lake Shasta was really low so we didn't attempt to scramble down to the water. $25/night without discounts for a basic site. Yurts are more. 50% discount for golden or access National pass.
Drive in and group camp spots with some sites right off the lake (though some spots had rocky beaches). Pretty views of the lake! Bathrooms, trash, and yurts available.