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CAMPGROUND NAME: Almanor

VISIT DATE: 07/08/2005

UPDATE DATE:  3/8/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36/89 south 1.2 miles to an
intersection.  Turn left onto State Rt. 89 and go 5.4 miles to
Almanor West Shore sign.  Turn left at sign onto Almanor Dr. and
go 0.7 miles to campground entrances - North on left, South on
right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,500 ft.

The campground, next to Almanor Lake, has two sections - North
and South, separated by Almanor Rd.  The South section has three
overlapping loops with sites tucked in among a variety of
conifers including Sugar pine and Douglas fir.  Although nicely
wooded with ample shade, the South section has numerous small
grassy meadows dotted by wildflowers which also attract deer. 
The North section is much like the South except it has the boat
ramp and swim beach; campsites are a little closer in this
section.  Neither section has a view of the lake.  Privacy
between campsites range from poor to excellent.  The campground's
original tent-camping design can still be seen in the parking
aprons.  Although many have been extended, many are lopsided or
seriously inclined.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 1 through October 31.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $18 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 12
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 89
   
   Total Sites: 101

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 101
No. Grilles on Sites: 101
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 3
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons are either paved or gravel.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 29
  No. Threaded: 2

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Lake Almanor is 28,000 acres.  The beach is rocky with some sand.

HIKING
Almanor Recreation Trail (paved, foot & mountain bike) - 12 miles

FISHING   
Rainbow and Brown trout, Smallmouth bass, Chinook salmon and
catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Aspen VISIT DATE: 07/11/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 2.1 miles to Eagle Lake Rd. (Cty. Rt. A1). Turn right onto Cty. Rt. A1 and go 13 miles to Eagle campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Gallatin Rd. and go 1.5 miles to Aspen Grove sign. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. One of five campgrounds in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area, this walk-in tent campground (a.k.a. Aspen Grove), features campsites with views of Eagle Lake, an all natural lake. The sites are scattered throughout campground in a stand of mixed conifers. Although the understory is pine needles, good separation between campsites provide fair to excellent privacy. Gallatin Beach with swim area is between campground and lake. Wheelbarrels are provided to help transfer personal articles between vehicle and campsite. NOTE: Showers, laundry, fish cleaning station, limited groceries, and boat rentals are available at Eagle Lake Marina. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through first hard freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 27 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Eagle Lake is 27,000 acres. HIKING Eagle Lake Recreation Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 6 miles FISHING Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Battle Creek VISIT DATE: 09/16/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mineral RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mineral, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 36 and 172, take Rt. 36 west 1.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops in a stand of Ponderosa pine and fir with a few Sugar pines and cedar. It is near Battle Creek, but there are no views from the campsites. There are more long parking aprons in loop to the right of fee board. This loop also has more shade and flush toilets. The left hand loop is within walking distance of Battle Creek, has a vault toilet and the sites are more widely spaced providing better privacy than the other loop. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 48 Total Sites: 49 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 49 No. Grilles on Sites: 49 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook trout, and Steelhead and Chinook salmon - Steelhead and Chinook are catch and release

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Pine VISIT DATE: 07/15/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hat Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Old Station RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Old Station, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 44 and 89, take Rt. 44/89 south and go 4.8 miles to campground sign on right. Turn left at sign onto a gravel road and go 0.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,600 ft. The campground, one of four in the Hat Creek Recreation Area, is a single loop in a stand of Jeffrey pines beside Hat Creek. This is near the beginning of Hat Creek where snow melt from Lassen Peak begins its journey to the Sacramento River. The creek is cold but inviting with places for wadding. Pine needles, volcanic rock and patches of grass make up the ground cover. Widely separated campsites offer good privacy. Things to do from the campground are: hike the 1.6-mile (round trip) Spattercone Trail and explore Subway Cave and Lassen Volcanic National Park. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late April through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The waste station is available, for a fee, behind the visitor center at the intersection of State Rts. 44 and 89. NOTE: No directional signs are provided to indicate exact location. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hat Creek Trail (foot) - 4 miles Spattercone Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bogard VISIT DATE: 07/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 4.9 miles to State Rt.44. Turn right onto Rt. 44 and go 20.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Forest Rt. 31N26 and go 1.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto FR31N21 (dirt) and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground is small and comprised of a single loop. The campsites are tucked in among aspen, fir and pine with a grass understory. This is a quiet campground with a secluded feeling. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: NOTE: Campground is temporarily closed - road washed out. Call ranger district office for status. Open weekend before Memorial Day through first hard freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bridge VISIT DATE: 07/15/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hat Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Old Station RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Old Station, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 44 and 89, take Rt. 89 north 3.9 miles to campground sign on left. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,800 ft. The campground, one of 4 in Hat Creek Recreation Area, is a single loop through a stand of mixed conifers including cedar and Sugar pine along Hat Creek. No campsites are on the creek but it can be heard throughout most of the campground. Numerous sites have fire rings made from local rock that encase grilles. Privacy ranges from minimal to good. The campground has a cozy, comfortable feel to it. Middlestory around some campsites is comprised of manzanita and young conifers. Man-made wading pools are found in Hat Creek - fun for the whole family. Volcanic rock and pine needles cover the ground. Traffic noise from State Rt. 89 can be heard occasionally. Some things to do are: Subway Cave, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Spattercone Trail SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late April through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The interior road is tight. The waste station is available, for a fee, behind the visitor center at the intersection of St. Rts. 44 and 89. NOTE: No directional signs are provided to indicate exact location. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hat Creek Trail (foot) - 4 miles Spattercone Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Butte Meadows VISIT DATE: 07/06/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 11.5 miles to State Rt. 32. Turn left onto Rt. 32 and go 25.5 miles to Butte Meadows sign. Turn left at sign onto Humboldt Rd. (no sign) and go 4.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. This tent-only campground has two unnamed loops near Butte Creek. Douglas fir and oak provide ample shade. There are signs of several dry creeks which may flood in heavy rain. Butte Creek can be heard throughout campground. The interior road is eroded, rough and rocky showing the effects of past heavy rains. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cave VISIT DATE: 07/14/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hat Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Old Station RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Old Station, CA, at the intersection of State Rts. 44 and 89, take Rt. 89 north 0.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. The campground, one of four in the Recreation Area, stretches between State Rt. 89 and Hat Creek in four unnamed loops and connecting spurs. The campsites "enjoy" either the sounds of Hat Creek or State Rt. 89. The campground is a good base camp for exploring not only nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park (14 miles southwest of campground), but also Subway Cave and Spatter Cone Trail. The campsites are tucked in among pine and cedar trees between piles of chunky porous volcanic rock. Privacy between campsites varies between fair and good. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open late April through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day $10 per day - during winter Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Only sites 1 through 19 and 30 are available year round; No water after October 15. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The waste station is available, for a fee, behind the visitor center at the intersection of St. Rts. 44 and 89. NOTE: No directional signs are provided to indicate exact location. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hat Creek Trail (foot) - 4 miles Spatter Cone Trail (foot) - 2 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cherry Hill VISIT DATE: 07/06/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 11.5 miles to State Rt. 32. Turn left onto Rt. 32 and go 25.5 miles to Butte Meadows sign. Turn left at sign onto Humboldt Rd (no sign) and go 8.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground is a single loop next to Butte Creek with campsites tucked in among a variety of mature conifers including Douglas fir, cedar, and Ponderosa pines. There are six walk-in tent sites accessed via bridge across the creek. The dirt parking aprons tend to be unlevel making balancing an RV a challenge. This campground is probably best suited for slide- ins, pop-up tent campers and tent campers. Privacy between campsites is fair and the creek can be heard throughout campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 20 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. See General Comments, above. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Christie VISIT DATE: 07/11/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 2.1 miles to Eagle Lake Rd. (Cty. Rt. A1). Turn right onto Rt. A1 and go 16 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of five in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area and on the west side of Eagle Lake, has three loops - Mahogany, Manzanita, and Troy. Jeffrey pines provide shade but with only a grass understory, privacy between campsites is fair. A few sites have a view of the lake, which is natural. The shores of Eagle Lake are close enough to provide informal mooring of boats for some campsites. NOTE: Showers, laundry, fish cleaning station, limited groceries, and boat rentals are available at Eagle Lake Marina. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through first hard freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 69 Total Sites: 69 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 69 No. Grilles on Sites: 69 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 30 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all are about same size. The RV waste station is located 2.5 miles from campground, across from Merrill campground. A fee is charged. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Eagle Lake is 27,000 acres. Boat ramp and swim beach is located near Aspen campground. HIKING Eagle Lake Recreation Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 6 miles FISHING Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Crater Lake VISIT DATE: 07/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 4.9 miles to State Rt. 44. Turn right onto Rt. 44 and go 22.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 32N08 (gravel) and go 6.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 ft. This scenic campground is a single loop next to the deep blue Crater Lake. There are a few campsites along the lake's shore but most sites are located among the scree (broken lava rock). Aspen, Ponderosa and Lodgepole pines provide shade. Campsites are small and compact but separation between sites provides good privacy. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through first hard freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Low branches are common over some parking aprons. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Crater Lake is 5 acres. The boat ramp is primitive. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Domingo Springs VISIT DATE: 07/07/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Chester, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 36/89 (Main St.), First and Feather River Dr., take Feather River Dr. north 6.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. NOTE: First campground sign accesses a small four-site spur with exit. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground, previously a gathering place for Native Americans in the summer, has two sections on either side of Domingo Springs. The first is a small four-site section of open campsites. The second section is a large loop that meanders through a stand of Douglas fir. The campsites are tucked in among the fir trees and knolls of ancient porous larva rock. Tiny grassy meadows are scattered throughout but can't compare with the beautiful open expanse of Domingo Springs. Various plants cover the cold, crystal clear water. Birds and waterfowl are abundant. Peaceful, pretty and tranquil best describe this campground. Fresh, clear spring water is available from a tap across from campground. Possible day trip is Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Reservations recommended for participation in guest activities at the Ranch such as meals and horseback riding. Although the guest ranch is in the Park, there is no motor vehicle access from there into the heart of the Park. Access into the Park (Southwest entrance station) is via State Rt. 89, about 37 miles from campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Expect low branches and a narrow, tree-lined interior road. High profile RVs are not recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Trailhead for Domingo Springs - Pacific Crest Trail (foot and horse) is located 0.3 miles west of campground. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eagle VISIT DATE: 07/11/2005 UPDATE DATE: 5/2/2012 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 2.1 miles to Eagle Lake Rd. (Cty. Rt. A1). Turn right onto Rt. A1 and go 13 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Gallatin Rd. and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of five in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area, has two overlapping loops and a third loop with spur. The campground is located near Eagle Lake but has no direct access or view of the lake. Jeffrey pines offer some shade. The campground is a short distance from the Eagle Lake Marina and boat ramp making it convenient for exploring the area. With a grass and pine needle ground cover and little middlestory, privacy between campsites ranges from fair to good. NOTE: Showers, laundry, fish cleaning station, limited groceries, and boat rentals are available at Eagle Lake Marina. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through first hard freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 48 Total Sites: 50 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 50 No. Grilles on Sites: 50 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 1 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee across from Merrill campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Eagle Lake is 27,000 acres. Boat ramp and swim beach is located near Aspen campground. HIKING Eagle Lake Recreation Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 6 miles FISHING Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Elam VISIT DATE: 07/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 11.5 miles to State Rt. 32. Turn left onto Rt. 32 and go 3.4 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,400 ft. The campground stretches along Deer Creek. Cedar and Douglas fir provide ample shade. Some campsites are next to creek while others are across interior road from creek. Traffic noise and sounds of creek can be heard throughout campground. Excellent campground for anglers of all ages and abilities. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gurnsey VISIT DATE: 07/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 13.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground, next to State Rt. 36, has two unnamed loops. One loop stretches along a deep carved seasonal creek and Gurnsey Creek. With dirt parking aprons, older trees and little understory, this loop has a more rustic feel than the other loop. Large, mature Ponderosa pine and fir trees provide ample shade but little privacy. Traffic noise from Rt. 36 can be heard throughout campground. There is a third loop, not included in this survey, used for groups - it is available through the national reservation system (1-877-444-6777). The Southwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park is 14 miles north of campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 30 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 43' Comments: There is a mix of paved, gravel and dirt aprons. An RV water filling station is at entrance to campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hat Creek VISIT DATE: 07/15/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hat Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Old Station RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Old Station, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 44 and 89, take Rt. 44/89 south and go 1.6 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,400 ft. The campground, one of four in the Hat Creek Recreation Area (NRA), has five unnamed loops sandwiched between Hat Creek and State Rt. 44/89. Pine trees provide some shade, but this is the sunniest campground in the NRA. Campsites farthest from creek tend to have more shade. Traffic noise from Rt. 44/89 is noticeable. Tent sites are walk-in and scattered on hillside overlooking campground. The ground cover is comprised of volcanic rock, dirt and pine needles. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late April through Labor Day weekend RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 16 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 56 Total Sites: 72 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 72 No. Grilles on Sites: 62 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The waste station is available, for a fee, behind the visitor center at the intersection of St. Rts. 44 and 89. NOTE: No directional signs are provided to indicate exact location. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 20 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Not all vaults are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hat Creek Trail (foot) - 4 miles Spatter Cone Trail (foot) - 2 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: High Bridge VISIT DATE: 07/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Chester, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 36/89 (Main St.), First and Feather River Dr., take Feather River Dr. north 5.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to campground. Continue straight for Warner Creek sites. Bear right for Feather River sites. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground has two sections, the first of which stretches above Warner Creek. The second section is located on the other side of hill along Feather River. Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine provide shade. Eagles and Osprey are reportedly resting nearby and fish the creek and river. Warner Creek and Feather River merge between the two sections. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hole-in-the-Ground VISIT DATE: 09/16/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mineral RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mineral, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 36 and 172 east, take Rt. 172 east 5.5 miles to an "Adopt a Highway" sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 28N06 (gravel, single-lane) and go 2.8 miles to and unmarked road on left. Turn left and go 0.6 miles to campground. NOTE: State Rt. 172 is a winding, narrow two-lane road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. Located between two steep, tree-covered hillsides, the campground stretches along Mill Creek. Cedar, Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine provide ample shade. Although not all campsites are along the creek's edge, all can hear the stream's fast moving water. This is a pretty campground. Most all sites have Klamath Ovens. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mill Creek Trail (foot and horse) - 13 miles FISHING Steelhead trout and Chinook Salmon (both catch and release), Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout, Smallmouth bass, and Riffle sculpin

CAMPGROUND NAME: Merrill VISIT DATE: 07/11/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 2.1 miles to Eagle Lake Rd. (Cty. Rt. A1). Turn right onto Rt. A1 and go 14 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground has six loops - Ponderosa, Fir, Pine, Aspen, Cedar, Cottonwood. Ponderosa and Pine loops are at Eagle Lake's shoreline. The parking aprons in these loops are the shortest and have no hookups. Cottonwood and Cedar loops are furthest from lake, parking aprons are the longest and each site has full hookups. Fir and Aspen loops are in the middle have electric and water hookups. A pleasant mixture of conifers, including Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines, provide shade. Numerous first come/first served sites mean this is a nice spur-of-the-moment camping destination. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May through October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - no hookups $20 per day - waterfront w/no hookups $30 per day - electric & water hookups $35 per day - full hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 178 Total Sites: 178 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 178 No. Grilles on Sites: 178 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 59 No. Water and Electric Only: 62 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 60' Comments: Grey water disposal sites are available throughout campground. An RV waste station is available, for a fee, across from campground. No Golden Age/Access discount on waste station. The campground will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 18 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Eagle Lake is 27,000 acres. Boat ramp and swim beach are located near Aspen campground. HIKING Eagle Lake Recreation Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 6 miles FISHING Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Potato Patch VISIT DATE: 07/06/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 11.5 miles to State Rt. 32. Turn left onto Rt. 32 and go 10 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,600 ft. The campground, composed of two unnamed loops, is located above Deer Creek - take a path down to creek from campground. Vegetation in campground is oak and mixed conifers. Privacy between campsites is fair. Enjoy (1) the running of salmon in Deer Creek during the spring and fall and (2) Deer Creek Falls about a mile up stream from campground on State Rt. 32. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon (Catch & release at campground; catch and keep 1 mile upstream.)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rocky Knoll VISIT DATE: 07/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Westwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Westwood, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 36 and Cty. Rt. A21, take Rt. A21 north 14 miles to Silver Lake Rd. Turn left onto Siver Lake Rd. (dirt) and go 5 miles to an intersection with North Shore sign. Continue straight 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground, one of two in Silver Lake Recreation Area, is rustic and a single loop in a dense stand of mixed conifers with the creek-size Susan River on one side and a swampy part of Silver Lake on the other. While none of the campsites are along Susan River, all are within walking distance. There are several spots in the river where wading is possible. Silver Lake, a pleasant canoeing lake, is 0.1 miles west of campground. Insect repellent is recommended. The Caribou Wilderness is about 1 mile from the campground where Caribou Lake Trail is also located. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day NOTE: Although hazard trees were removed but rehab has not begun. Campground closed for 2011 season. Contact District Ranger office for status. Nearby Silver Bowl campground in is the suggested alternative. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Silver Lake is 98 acres. Silver beach is 0.1 miles west of camp. The boat ramp is primitive. HIKING - No FISHING Silver Lake - Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Roxie Peconom VISIT DATE: 07/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Eagle Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Susanville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Susanville, CA, take State Rt. 36 west 8.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Forest Rt. 29N03 and go 1.8 miles to campground on right. NOTE: The last 1.6 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,900 ft. Named for a Native American woman, this little tent-only campground may be one of the Forest's best kept secrets. The campsites are tucked in under a pleasant variety of conifers including Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. Willard Creek flows passed the campground and can be heard throughout. A large communal meeting area with a large level area and a huge grille suggest this campground is good for group gatherings. Home of Lassen County's oldest existing Native American culture and the Mountain Maiden Spring Rite "Bear Dance" - activities held one week in June. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump, which is high in minerals and discolored. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Bowl VISIT DATE: 07/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Westwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Westwood, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 36 and Cty. Rt. A21, take Rt. A21 north 14 miles to Silver Lake Rd. Turn left onto Siver Lake Rd. (dirt) and go 5 miles to an intersection with North Shore sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 10 and go 0.5 miles to another intersection and North Shore sign. Continue straight for almost 0.1 miles to a "T" intersection and Silver Lake Summer Home sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground entrance (2nd right). GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. This rustic campground, close to Silver Lake and one of two campgrounds in the Silver Lake Recreation Area, stretches through a stand of Lodgepole pines and other conifers next to a cluster of summer homes. There is no access to or view of the lake from the campground. But, the Silver Bowl picnic area, just east of campground, offers access to the lake. Bringing mosquito repellent is a good idea. The Caribou Wilderness is less than 1 mile from the campground where Caribou Lake Trail is also located. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Silver Lake is 98 acres. A primitive boat ramp and Silver Beach is 0.1 miles west of Rocky Knoll campground. HIKING - No FISHING Silver Lake - Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Soldier Meadows VISIT DATE: 07/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Almanor NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Chester, CA, take State Rt. 36/89 west 1.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left, following Rt. 89, and go 4.2 miles Humboldt/Humboldt Rd. Turn right onto Humboldt/Humboldt Rd. (gravel) and go 0.5 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right and go 3.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 1 mile to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground is a single large loop in a sparse stand of Douglas fir next to Soldier Creek. The campsites are scattered providing a dispersed, wilderness feel. Since the parking aprons are not designated, the campground would be good for group gatherings and a "circle-the-wagons" camping experience. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are irregular, informal dirt and grass. The campground will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Soldier Mountain Trail (foot) - 1 mile FISHING Brook and Rainbow trout




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