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No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Hirz Cabin

Hirz Cabin is nestled among manzanita and oak trees on a hilltop overlooking the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The scenic location offers a variety of recreational activities, including a nearby boat ramp for water sports and a hiking trail.


The nearest boat launch is about one mile away at Hirz Bay. 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.

Hikers can access the two-mile Hirz Bay Trail from the campground.


Hirz cabin has all the typical amenities needed for cooking and cleaning. There is a full kitchen and laundry facility. The cabin is powered by a solar panel including a power meter on the wall to indicate power usage. There are ceiling fans over each bed. There are beds but no bedding. The two queen beds and two twin beds will sleep six people. There is plenty of room for inflatable mattresses on the main floor of the cabin. There is a dining room table with four chairs, a sofa and a large deck for your lawn chairs. The parking area will accommodate one boat with tow vehicle and four cars.

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

ADA Access: N

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Hirz Cabin is located in California
40.8741 N
-122.2356 W
Get Directions
From Redding, CA, remain on I-5 to Gilman Road. (From the north, take Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road). Take Gilman Road east for 11 miles to entrance of Hirz Bay.
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