Pine Point Campground is a pawesome place for a Fido-friendly group getaway! The campground is a combination of a group campground and a set of fifteen single sites. Reservations are required for groups, but all the single sites are open to walk-ins only. Pine Point is a little no-frills -- you won’t find any showers, electricity or RV hookups -- but the surroundings are simply beautiful. Perched on a ridge above the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake in California’s vast Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Pine Point is surrounded by majestic oak trees and tall lodgepole pines, and all sites get plenty of shade. You’ll also be treated to fabulous views of Mt. Shasta in the distance. Group camping costs $130, while individual family sites start at $20.
Pine Point is also close by to some furrific outdoor recreation options! Keen anglers will be glad to know that Shasta Lake is well stocked with Chinook salmon, trout, crappie, and bluegill, and you can cook your catch on one of the grills provided with every campsite. If you’re planning on grilling for the group, though, you’re out of luck -- there aren’t any communal cooking facilities. There’s a boat ramp with rentals just four miles away at Hirz Bay. Just be sure to put a doggy life jacket on your pup before you head out on the water! Hound dog hikers might enjoy a trek on the nearby Hirz Bay Campground Trail, a three-mile out-and-back stretch that boasts lovely views of the lake. The route doesn’t have much of an incline, so a walk here should suit laid-back lapdogs and fitter furry friends alike!
Wifi isn’t available at Pine Point, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. You might want to contact your provider before you go if you’ll need to stay in constant contact. Fires are permitted, but like most parts of California, regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your doggo, and have a grrrr-eat trip!