Hirz Bay Group Campground offers two group areas on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. Both are accessible year-round. Elevation of the area is 1,100 feet. The group camps are part of the Hirz Bay recreation complex, located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Gilman Road. Included in the complex are a family campground, these two groups camps, a boat ramp, and a trail.
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Hirz Bay Group Campground, Shasta Lake - McCloud Arm
Facilities at the group areas include drinking water, vault toilets, and trailer sites. Recommended RV length is maximum 30 feet.
Hirz Bay #1 group camp has a maximum capacity of 120 people. The camp has the following: 2 large pedestal grills; 1 large fire ring; 2 large sinks with faucets and a paved parking lot with 21 spaces. The parking area is separate from the sleeping / camping area.
Hirz Bay #2 group campground has a maximum capacity of 60 people. The camp has the following facilities: 9 picnic tables, 1 large open fire ring, 1 large pedestal grill, 2 grate type fireplaces and 2 hydrants. A paved parking area for 23 vehicles is provided and located away from the sleeping / camping area.
Hirz Bay boat ramp is a mile from Group #1 and a quarter mile away from Group #2. There is a launch fee. The ramp is paved and has 3 ramps for varying lake levels. A 3-lane ramp is in service until 75 feet drawdown, a 2-lane ramp until 95 feet drawdown, and 1-lane until 115 foot drawdown. The launch ramp parking lot has 61 paved spaces with lighting and a courtesy dock. Watercraft rentals and marinas are located around the lake. Boating, fishing, and swimming are the main activities. Wildlife watching is a common pastime. Nearest supplies are 15 miles away in Lakehead.
Directions from Redding, CA: Take Interstate 5 to Gilman Road. (From the north, take Salt Creek exit to Gilman Road.) Head east on Gilman Road and go 11 miles to reach entrance. The Interstate exit (Salt Creek / Gilman Road) is 20 miles north of Redding.