Mary Smith Campground
Mary Smith Campground is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, on the shore of Lewiston Lake. The campground is known as one of the prettiest lakeside camping areas in California. Visitors to the campground come to relax and to head out boating and fishing on 5-mile-long Lewiston Lake. Motorized boats are restricted to 10 MPH. Kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders are often seen exploring the lake. A boat launch ramp is 3½ miles north at Pine Cove. There is no beach area at the campground.
Mary Smith Campground has 17 tent-only campsites. Nearly all of the sites are walk-in. With a dense forest setting and thick understory, most of the campsites have excellent privacy. Campsites have views both of the lake and of the Trinity Alps. Trailers are not allowed in the campground.
Besides the tent sites, Mary Smith Campground has 6 wonderful Tent Glamping Units near the entrance to the campground. Glamping Units are raised, wooden tent platforms with a canvas tent, an over-sized queen bed (linen service provided), and a front deck with chairs and tables and a fire pit. As many as 8 people can occupy each Glamping site. Many of the Glamping Units are nearly lakefront.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. If using a reservation website, check to be sure your vehicles will fit in the parking space for your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate