Deadlun Campground

Big Bend, CA
Teddy R.
Teddy R.

Deadlun Campground is located at Iron Canyon Reservoir, a beautiful 500 acre lake located in a mountainous area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at an elevation of 2,665 feet. With 15 miles of forested shoreline and surrounding natural environment, the reservoir is a pleasant destination for anglers, campers, hunters and 4 wheel drive enthusiasts. There are two developed campgrounds (Deadlun and the PG&E managed Hawkins Landing), many undeveloped camping spots, a boat ramp for small boats and a network of primitive roads and trails surrounding the reservoir. Nearby is the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pit River Canyon. Solitude is not uncommon, despite the lake's popularity. This campground is a wonderful hideaway. From here, forest routes and OHV trails can be taken toward Lake McCloud or down towards Shasta Lake. This is a wonderful campground to base your OHV adventures from! Groceries, bait and tackle and gasoline are available in the town of Big Bend. Fishing: There are some big trout in the lake and fishing can be good. Almost all of the shoreline is easily accessible from the road that goes around the lake. The lake level varies greatly during the year depending on weather and the demands for electrical power at the PG&E powerplant which the reservoir serves.

River / Stream

Amenities (Offered on site)

Toilet Available
Tents Allowed
boat ramp

Site Exclusive Activities (Offered on site)

OHV Trails


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This is not an actual reservation other campers are open to stay at this location.