Mt. Shasta - Camping at Lake SiskiyouW A Barr Road
Southwest of Mt. Shasta, California 96067
It's hard to beat camping in the shadow of beautiful Mt Shasta and a trip to the campgrounds at Lake Siskiyou are a great example of why. The lake, which is the newest lake in the state, offers a number of different ways to camp and play including; tent sites, rv hook-ups, travel trailers, park models, small & large cabins as well as a three bedroom mobile home. In total, 350 options are available here!
Pets are ok in the tent and rv sites with an extra charge but are not allowed in other camping areas.
Fishing is encouraged and the lake has a tackle shop and fish cleaning station.
This Northern California lake was created with boaters, fishermen, swimmers, campers, hikers and other outdoor lovers in mind. The lake stays at a constant level all year-long and the cold water environment attracts the best trout. Grab your fishing pole, some food and head out to the lake.
The lake also offers swimming, kayaking and other fun water sports.
How to get there:
From I-5, take the Central Mt. Shasta Exit and go west. Take a left at the stop (the Sisson Museum will be in front of you) and then make a right onto W.A. Barr Road and Lake Siskiyou will be on your right just a short drive later.
There is a general store and restaurant on site. You can also rent water toys like kayaks and boats or spend some time in the lake's Splash Zone.
Other things to do in the area:
Castle Lake is not too far away and also offers camping (free!), hiking and other outdoor opportunities. Right up the road from Lake Siskiyou, take the short hike to visit Faery Falls. McColud Falls are a fairly short drive away (30 minutes) but definitely worth the trip. Mt Shasta also has quite a few art galleries which you can find by clicking HERE.
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