If you’re looking for a Fido-friendly getaway in California’s vast Shasta-Trinity National Forest, you’d be barking mad not to consider checking out Lakeshore East Campground! Facilities at Lakeshore East are fairly primitive -- you won’t find any electricity, showers or RV hookups -- but the scenic location and proximity to recreation options go some way towards making up for it. And if you’re dying to get clean, you can always go for a dip in the lake! The campground is located on the Sacramento arm of the gorgeous Shasta Lake, and sits surrounded by oak and pine trees. Not all sites are shaded, though, so plan accordingly!
Visit in mid-summer and you can even pick raspberries from the bushes that surround the sites. If you’re looking for something different, Lakeshore East also has three yurts, which start at sixty-five dollars per night. The campground takes walk-ins, but it’s still best to book early, particularly if you’ll need to stay their sole wheelchair accessible site. No fee is required to enter the recreation area and sites start at twenty dollars.
Keen anglers will get the most out of a stay at Lakeshore East. Shasta Lake is well-stocked with tones of species of scaly swimming critters, including trout, Chinook salmon, crappie, and bass, and you can cook your catch on one of the grills provided with each campsite. There are also boat ramps and rental just a couple of miles away -- make sure your buddy is wearing a doggy lifejacket if you decide to take them out on the water! Hound-dog hikers will need to venture a little fur-ther afield to get their entertainment, but there are a couple of pawesome routes around nearby Shasta Dam.
Wifi isn’t available at Lakeshore East, and cellular coverage varies from network to network, so check with your provider before you go if you’ll need to stay in constant contact. Fires are permitted, but only within designated rings, and regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your pupper, and have a furrific trip!