In Shasta Trinity National Forest, Gregory Beach Campground Shasta Lake is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the water.
Gregory Beach is right across the lake from Antlers RV park / Boat launch in Lakehead, CA.
We actually discovered this campground by accident when just driving around the area and we were so happy we did!
**Please note that these photos and this review of Gregory Beach was from 2019. Currently in 2021 Lake Shasta is very low and there is not much water at all in this area (all the water shown is mostly dried up) as are many of the other campgrounds around the lake. Hopefully the lake level will increase soon, but keep this in mind before planning your trip.
Gregory Beach Campground Shasta Lake
The campground is just off I-5 and easy to access on a paved road.
There is not a specific address but if you search “Gregory Creek Campground, Gregory Creek Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051” you can navigate to the location.
The road that takes you to the campground dead ends at the actual camping area. You will see the sign below.
You will also see a road that takes you to the group camping area.
This is by reservation only so you have to call and reserve it if you want the group camp area.
Then you will see a sign to take you toward Gregory Creek Beach.
As you are heading down to the beach you will see a pay station dropbox on the left.
The group camping area has specific sites and a restroom area, but if you aren’t reserving the group camping area then the rest of the campground is an open dispersed camping area with a few specific camp sites in the trees.
The group camping is $150 per night and the fee for the other camping areas is $12 per vehicle.
Want to make reservations or get more information? Here is a link to the forest service website.
There are places located in the trees above the lake where some campers had set up for shade.
Then there were others set up right along side Shasta Lake.
You can just pick wherever you want to set up your camp.
We set ours up right next to the lake and it was so nice.
There is not a restroom for the campground but they did have some outhouses.
The shore line area is actually a really large area. We went in the middle of the week so it wasn’t too busy.
There were large RVs that were camping right down by the lake.
From the campground you can see I-5 across the water.
My kids spent the entire time in the lake.
Down on the shoreline is perfect for kids to swim as it’s pretty shallow for about 10 feet out.
If you have kids I would not recommend the group camping area as it is far from the water and there are also some steep cliff drop offs right near the group camp sites.
It was a perfect area for kayaking. We also saw some fish jumping out in the water and people nearby fishing from boats.
There were boaters skiing and tubing right across from us. It would but fun to bring your boat.
There isn’t a boat ramp here at Gregory Creek Beach Campground, but when we were there some people launched a boat and some jet skis right from the beach area.
There is a public boat launch right across the water at Antler’s RV park.
They also have boat and house boat rentals at Antlers.
We are so happy that we found this beautiful area to camp. We will be planing a trip again soon.
If you are looking for a great place to camp near the lake I would recommend Gregory Creek Campground Shasta Lake for your camping adventure!
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