Castle Lake is now day use only

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Castle Lake boundary restrictions. Courtesy of the US Forest Service

Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials say public input and concerns led to their decision to re-designate Castle Lake as a day-use area.

Overnight camping is no longer permitted within half a mile of the Castle Lake shoreline, except at designated sites within the Castle Lake Developed Campground.

The Lake is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We have received numerous complaints from recreationists who expressed concerns of large gatherings, nudity, illegal campfires, littering, and improper disposal of human waste,” said Marcus Nova, the Shasta McCloud Management Unit’s Assistant Resource Officer.

The change is anticipated to improve the recreational experience and is in effect until further notice, according to a press release.

For further information, please contact Carolyn Napper, District Ranger at (530) 926-9620.