Friday, October 15, 2010

McBride Springs Camp

McBride Springs Camp is located on the base of Mt. Shasta.

This camp is only a few miles off of Interstate 5, but at the 4,800 elevation mark so there is a pull up the hill for automobiles.

Affiliation: National Forest Service Campground ~ Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Number of Campsites: 10 campsites total. Suitable for small RV's and trailers. The average parking area is 12' x 39' on gravel bed. Some campsites are in treed areas, other open. No RV hookups or pull-through sites.

Description: The campsites are all on a single loop, but many are secluded and offer privacy. The campground provides a good base for exploring Mt. Shasta. Nice views can be seen of the valley area below. McBride Springs creek (small and seasonal) runs through the campground.

Open Dates: Seasonal ~ Open Memorial Day weekend through October 31 snow level permitting.

Length of Stay: 7 days

Elevation: Approximately 4,800 feet.

Fee: $10 - 15 per day , check with local Ranger Station for current rates. Self-registration at entrance, first come, first served. No reservations.

Location/Directions: Exit #738 heading North on Interstate 5 and travel east on Lake Street into Mt. Shasta City. Lake Street will dead end on Everett Memorial Highway. Turn left and head up the hill on Everett Memorial Highway, travel approximately 4 miles to Campground. The Campground will be on the left.

Shasta Trinity National Forest Headquarters
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-2500

Mt. Shasta Ranger Station
204 West Alma
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-4511

Amenities: Semi-Primitive Camping

Fire Rings
Water available, from single hand operated pump at campground (up the hill)
Vault Toilet
Fire permit may be required, check with Ranger Station
Pleasant shady area with mixed conifers
Campground entrance is well marked at main road

Nearby Services: Full services in Mt. Shasta City, including Medical.

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