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Chappie-Shasta OHV Area
Attn: Brian Person - Shasta Dam Area Manager
Coram Road
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
(530) 275-1554
Email: sharral@mp.usbr.gov
GPS: 40.712655,-122.436619 - Shasta Dam staging area
GPS: 40.659879,-122.466992 - Copley Mountain staging area

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Directions - to the Shasta Dam staging area
Directions - to the Copley Mountain staging area

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Important!: As of 4/10/09 permits are not required to cross the Shasta Dam. You must have a valid driver's license and willing to subject your vehicle to an inspection. Permits will be required later this year. Check their website regularly for updates. - Ron Kingsley, Security Manager, at (530) 276-2026.

Permit application should be at this link later in 2009. Please notify Outdoor Track and Trail if it is not correct.

Description: Just 10 miles northwest of Redding, the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway area offers 200 miles of roads and trails over 52,000 acres for off-road enthusiasts. Elevation within this area ranges from 600 to 5000 feet with a wide variety of topography, soil, and vegetation types. The southeastern portions offer rocky and challenging terrain, while the more remote northwestern portions offer scenic views of Mt. Shasta, Lake Shasta, and the Trinity Alps.

Access to the northwestern portions of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area is also possible. This area is known as the Big Gulch area. Big Gulch is a desirable OHV user destination due to the large continuous blocks of public land, remote rugged terrain, diverse and challenging trail network, and spectacular views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. You may access this area by crossing Shasta Dam and traveling route #1. Route #1 is on the trail map which we have provided a link to above. Motorcycle and ATV riders can access this area by trail from either Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area or Copley Mountain Staging Area (see trail map also).

The two staging areas are as follows:

The Shasta Dam day use staging area offers parking, unloading ramps, vault toilets, shaded picnic area, trail access, and information kiosks.

The Copley Mountain staging area is a day use only OHV staging facility providing parking for 15-20 vehicles, information kiosks, toilet facilities, unloading ramps, and trail access. From the Copley Mountain staging area you can access either route #4 or #3. Both of these routes provide southern access into the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area. Route #4 is recommended for advance riders only, while route #3 is suitable for beginner to expert level OHV users. If you travel north on route #3 for approximately 7 miles you will reach the Forest Service Chappie-Shasta OHV Staging Area and Shasta Campground. Route #3 is a roughly graded road and 4-wheel drive is recommended. There are 2 gates located on the southern end of route #3 that are closed during rainy weather. For gate closures and current information, you can call (530) 224-2100x7.

Camping: Camping is also available adjacent to the staging area below Shasta Dam for a minimal fee.

Hours:
 
Fees: There is no fee for using the day use area.

 

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Location - Shasta Dam staging area


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Location - Copley Mountain staging area

 
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