Red Bluff, CALIF — Campsite fees at four Shasta Trinity National Forest campgrounds will be cut in half starting in August by their new operator, the Shasta Recreation Company (SRC).
The Antlers and Hirz Bay campgrounds at Shasta Lake and the Alpine and Hayward Flat campgrounds at Trinity Lake get the price reductions which SRC vice president Kris Koeberer says, will make camping among the least expensive in California.
Elsewhere, the cost of camping has gone up. Today, it’s not uncommon to find campsites costing $25 a night. Koeberer explains, Whereas, in the Shasta Trinity National Forest, campsites vary from $8 to just $20. At Antlers, Hirz Bay, Alpine and Hayward Flat, a family will be able to camp an entire week, for less than $60 with this discount. The discount takes effect on August 1 and continues through the end of this year’s camping season, excluding the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1 ’5).
SRC, a division of The California Parks Company based in Red Bluff, took over managing Trinity Lake campgrounds this year, after U.S. Forest Service campground contracts at Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake were consolidated. The company’s contract also includes management of the campgrounds boat ramps, public swim beaches, parking and restroom and shower facilities.
Reducing the cost of camping helps us introduce our company to folks who have never camped with us, promote lesser-known campgrounds and give working families a low-cost way to enjoy Shasta and Trinity Lakes. said Koeberer. These are wonderful campgrounds. Nearly every site at the campgrounds we’re discounting is shaded and spacious.
SRC operates 785 campsites within Shasta Trinity National Forest, including rental yurt cabins at Lakeshore East Campground at the north end of Shasta Lake, the Hirz Mountain fire lookout and fiv
e group campgrounds that accommodate between 80 and 120 campers. More about these facilities and the fifty-percent discount are found at shastalakecamping.com.