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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bear Creek

VISIT DATE: 05/20/2005

UPDATE DATE:  3/13/2017

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of Main St. and State Rt. 20,
take Main St. north 0.25 miles to 2nd St.  Turn right on 2nd St.
and go 0.1 miles to Middle Creek Rd.  Turn left onto Middle Creek
Rd. and go 0.4 miles to Elk Mountain Rd.  Turn right onto Elk
Mountain Rd. and go 14.6 miles to Bear Creek Rd (Forest Rt.
10/1801).  Bear right onto Bear Creek Rd. and go 7.5 miles to
Forest Rt. 1733.  Continue straight on Rt. 1733 for 0.6 miles
to campground on right.

NOTE: Contact Ranger District Office for road surface
composition, condition, suitability for your vehicle and current 
access road conditions.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 2,000 ft.

NOTE: Low-water bridge flooded - authors unable to survey
campground; skeletal information provided below.

It is necessary to ford three creeks to access campground and is
not accessible during times of high water.  Call Ranger District
Office for additional information.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Comments:
Open May through October

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: No charge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
   
   Total Sites: 16

No. Tables on Sites: 16
No. Grilles on Sites: 16
Equestrian Camping:  No

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

No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS - None

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eel River VISIT DATE: 9/20/2006 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Covelo NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Covelo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Covelo, CA, take State Rt. 162 north 1.1 miles to an intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. 162, and go 2.2 miles to a "Y" intersectrion. Bear left, staying on Rt. 162, and go 8.3 miles to another intersection. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to campground on right. NOTE: State Rt. 162, a narrow two lane road, winds along the Middle Fork of the Eel River. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. The campground, a single loop in a stand of Valley and Canyon Live oaks, manzanita, and other trees, is on a bluff high above the Middle Fork of the Eel River. Located at the end of a paved roadway, the campground is adjacent to the National Historic Eel River Ranger Station and is considered an archeologically sensitive site -- no digging is permitted. The campground's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) origin can be seen in the stone bases of the pedestal grilles. The first site at the campground's entrance (labeled overflow parking) may be available for large RVs if not used by a group. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. Neighboring Black Butter River Ranch offers limited groceries, hot showers (for a fee), equestrian facilities, and good conversation. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open April through mid-November RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 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: 10' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt with some low branches hanging over them. 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: Potable water is available at spigot located on fence between Eel River Ranger Station and campground. A dump station with potable water is available, for a fee, at Black Butte Ranch, across from campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead trout and Salmon (both are catch and release)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fouts Springs VISIT DATE: 05/17/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Grindstone NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stonyford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Stonyford, CA, at the intersection of Fouts Springs Rd. and Lodogo-Stonyford Rd., take Fouts Springs Rd. (Forest Service Rt. M10) west 8.3 miles to Fouts Springs OHV Staging Area sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,607 ft. The campground stretches out along a bluff overlooking Mill Creek. Fire took out the trees so campground is completely open and lacks shade. The campground is the primary staging area for over a hundred miles of OHV trails ranging from easy to most challenging. Contact Grindstone Ranger District for current trail information and conditions. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups - None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Can accommodate any size RV. For a fee, an RV waste station, with potable water, is available between Fouts Springs Rd. (M10) and Fouts Springs campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Due to the presence of asbestos in water, the water system may be shut off. Bring water. Contact District office for status. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Trail 41 (OHV) - provides access to a network of over 100 miles of trails in the area. FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fuller Grove VISIT DATE: 05/19/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. and go 27.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. M1 and go 2.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,900 ft. The campground is a single large loop wandering over a hillside next to Lake Pillsbury. Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine with a lush understory of grass and fern, give this campground personality. More RV friendly than the other campgrounds around the lake, this campground also offers a number of double campsites which can accommodate an RV and boat. Some campsites are on the lake shore. Limited groceries are available at Soda Creek Grocery - intersection of Rt. M1 and Soda Creek Rd. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open Mid-April through September 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $32 per day - double $1 per day, per pet Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 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: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: Lake Pillsbury is 2,280 acres and is used to generate power. Boat ramps are located next to Sunset Point and Fuller Grove campgrounds. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Black bass, Rainbow trout, Sunfish, salmon, and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Letts Lake VISIT DATE: 05/17/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Grindstone NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stonyford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Stonyford, CA, at the intersection of Fouts Springs Rd. and Lodogo-Stonyford Rd., take Fouts Springs Rd. (Forest Service Rt. M10) west 14.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto FS17N02 and go 3 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Most of the access route is single lane with last 4.5 miles being dirt and gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,500 ft. The campground, located in a stand of mixed, mature conifers and Manzanita, has four loops - Saddle, Stirrup, Spillway, and Main. It stretches along the shore of Letts Lake with several campsites having a view of the lake. The campground and lake are named for the Letts brothers who, in 1855, settled in the area. Twenty years later they were both killed defending their property. This picturesque campground offers good privacy between campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 15 through November 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day in summer $5 per day in winter Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 41 Total Sites: 41 Tent Pads: No Group Tent Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. For a fee, an RV waste station, with potable water, is available between Fouts Springs Rd. (M10) and Fouts Springs campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Letts Lake is 35 acres. HIKING Letts Lake Loop Trail (foot) - 1.2 miles FISHING Rainbow trout and Black bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Doe VISIT DATE: 9/21/2006 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Covelo NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Covelo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Covelo, CA, take State Rt. 162 north 1.1 miles to an intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. 162, and go 2.2 miles to a Y intersection. Bear left, continueing on Rt. 162 and go 8.3 miles to another intersection. Turn left onto Forest Rt. M-1 and go 13.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. M-1 is single-lane and becomes dirt and rocky after 10.3 miles. Contact Ranger District Office for road surface composition, condition, and suitablity for your vehicle. Also Rt. 162 is a narrow two lane road that winds along the Middle Fork of Eel River. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,700 ft. The campground stretches along a seasonal creek through a stand of mixed trees. These trees range from Douglas fir to Madrone and Cedar to oak. A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) presence can be seen in the Klamath ovens at many sites. This pretty little pack it in, pack it out campground offers tent campers a semi-wilderness camping experience without the inconveniences. Hot showers (for a fee) and limited groceries are available at Black Butte River Ranch, located at the intersection of routes M- 1 and 162. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through November 1 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 8 Equestrian Camping: No 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 - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Middle Creek VISIT DATE: 05/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. north 0.2 miles to 2nd St. Turn right on 2nd St. and go 0.1 miles to first left (Middle Creek Rd.). Turn left and go 0.4 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. Turn right (north) onto Elk Mountain Rd. and go 7.7 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,518 ft. The campground, adjacent to an OHV staging area and Middle Creek, is partially open with a field-like setting. The trees are walnut, gray pine, and oak. The campground is a mecca for OHV activities including about 60 miles of trails. The campground has a dual personality in that during the week it should be comfortable for non-OHVrs, but on the weekend it takes on its OHV personality. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - single $12 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Two pull-throughs are parallel parking to interior road. 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 OHV trails are abundant FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Valley VISIT DATE: 05/17/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Grindstone NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stonyford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Stonyford, CA, at the intersection of Fouts Springs Rd. and Lodogo-Stonyford Rd., take Fouts Springs Rd. (Forest Service Rt. M10) west 14.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto FS17N02 and go 1.4 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Most of the access route is single lane with the last 4.5 miles being dirt and gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,200 ft. The campground, an overflow for Letts Lake campground, is a single loop through a stand of mature Ponderosa pine, other conifers, and Manzanita. With campsites being close to each other and little understory, there is little privacy. However, there is lots of shade, but nearby marshy area suggests insect repellent may be necessary. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 15 through November 30 - weather dependent 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: 12' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. For a fee, an RV waste station, with potable water, is available between Fouts Springs Rd. (M10) and Fouts Springs campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - No HIKING Lower Letts Fire Road (17N12) offers adventures for high clearance vehicles. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Navy Camp VISIT DATE: 06/15/2010 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd and go 27.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Forest Rt. M1, and go 3.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. NOTE: This campground came on line after the author's visit to the Mendocino National Forest. All information is provided by the Upper Lake Ranger District Office. This campground is a single loop between Oak Flat and Pogie Point campgrounds and at the end of the occasionally used Gravelly Valley Air Strip. It is a sunny campground with a little shade provided by a scattering of California oaks. Not as well used as other campgrounds around Pillsbury lake, it is a quiet campground with open campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day $1 per day per pet Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 25' 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): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pillsburg is 2,280 acres. Boat ramps are located next to Sunset Point campground. The lake is used to generate electric power. HIKING Lakeshore trail (foot and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Bass and Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Flat VISIT DATE: 05/19/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. and go 27.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. M1, and go 4.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,850 ft. The campground, adjacent to Lake Pillsbury and next to Gravelly Valley Airstrip, is often used as overflow from Sunset Point campground. The campsites are large and informal giving a disbursed camping feel. Large oaks offer ample shade and a good growing location for poison oak. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes 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): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 9 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 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 dirt, irregular, and informal. The interior road is rough. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: Lake Pillsbury is 2,280 acres and is used to generate power. Boat ramps are located next to Sunset Point and Fuller Grove campgrounds. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Black bass, Rainbow trout, Sunfish, salmon, and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Penny Pines VISIT DATE: 06/15/2010 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd and go 14.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,500 ft. NOTE: This campground came on line after the authors' visit to the Mendocino National Forest. All information is provided by the Upper Lake Ranger District Office. This small, pack-it-in, pack-it-out campground winds through a stand of mixed conifers including Douglas fir, and Ponderosa and Sugar pines. Cool temperatures and ample shade make this a popular campground all summer. Convenient to the Upper Lake 135- mile OHV trail network, this campground is often full of off-road enthusiasts. The campground's name comes from fund-raising efforts used to re- forest the area after a huge wildfire back in the 1960s. The story goes that school children, along with others, donated their pennies and change to help pay for the trees now growing in the campground and the surrounding area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Campground may be closed by snow. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day 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: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Convenient to the Upper Lake OHV Trail Network (foot and OHV) - 135 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Plaskett Meadows VISIT DATE: 9/21/2006 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Grindstone NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Covelo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Covelo, CA take State Rt. 162 north 1.1 miles to an intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. 162 and go 2.2 miles to a Y intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 162, and go 8.3 miles to another intersection. Continue straight onto Forest Highway FH-1 (dirt and rocky) and go 19.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to intersection. Turn left into campground. NOTE: State Rt. 162 is narrow two-lane road that winds along the Middle Fork of Eel River. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground has two unnamed loops in a stand of mature conifers, including Douglas and White fir. The campground is tight and compact and is best suiteded for tents, slide-ins, and pop-up campers. With sites close together, privacy is minimal to poor. Towering Douglas fir provide ample shade. Sites in the loop to the right of campground's fee board have grilles while most sites in left loop have a fire-ring and Klamath oven. The sites in the loop on left side have more erosion and irregular parking apron surfaces. The campground's interior road is treelined and narrow with tight curves and heavily eroded. Hot showers and limited groceries are available at Black Butte River Ranch located at the intersection of Route 162 and FH-1. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 to October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 36 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Playground: No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Plaskett Lake is 1 acre. HIKING - No FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Rainbow trout. Plaskett Lake has a wheelchair-friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pogie Point VISIT DATE: 05/19/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. and go 27.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. M1 and go 3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,900 ft. The campground, quiet and attractive, has two unnamed loops meandering through a pleasant stand of oak, Douglas fir, madrone trees and large stands of Manzanita. Although located on a shore of Lake Pillsbury, none of the campsites have a view of the lake. Some of the sites have stone ovens, some have pedestal grilles and others have only fire rings. Although the campground will accommodate RVs, it seems better suited for tent campers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $32 per day - double $1 per day, per pet Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 47 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all are about the same size. 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: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: Lake Pillsbury is 2,280 acres. Boat ramps are located next to Fuller Grove and Sunset Point campgrounds. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Black bass, Rainbow trout, Sunfish, salmon, and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sunset Point VISIT DATE: 05/19/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Upper Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Upper Lake, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 20 and Main St., take Main St. 0.9 miles to Elk Mountain Rd. (a.k.a. County Rt. 301 and Forest Rt. M1). Turn left onto Elk Mountain Rd. and go 27.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. M1 and go 4.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,880 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops, one of which is alongside Pillsbury Lake, in a stand of Douglas fir. The loop with lower numbered campsites is more open with Manzanita providing limited privacy between sites. The other loop is more shaded with a grass understory and little privacy. This loop has no view of the lake while the other has some campsites with a view. Some sites have a cement cook oven, pedestal grille, and/or a cement fire ring without grille. Limited groceries are available at Soda Creek Grocery - intersection of Rt. M1 and Soda Creek Rd. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $32 per day - double $1 per day, per pet Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 52 Total Sites: 52 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 52 No. Grilles on Sites: 50 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all are about same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: Lake Pillsbury is 2,280 acres and is used to generate power. HIKING Sunset Nature Trail (foot) - 1 mile Lakeshore Trail (foot and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Black bass, Rainbow trout, Sunfish, salmon, and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sycamore Grove VISIT DATE: 05/16/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/13/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Grindstone NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Red Bluff RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Red Bluff, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 36 and Sale Lane, take Sale Lane south 2.1 miles to campground sign at visitor center. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 233 ft. The campground (part of the Red Bluff Recreation Area) is a large single loop stretching along the Sacramento River, a short walk away. The river is not visible from campground but water from flow control dam is. The campground is on a level area with groomed grass understory. Privacy between campsites is minimal. Besides Sycamore, a variety of mature deciduous trees are scattered around the campground providing some shade to the sites. A visitor center is nearby. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single (no hookups) $30 per day - double ( no hookups) $25 per day - hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 10 No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The showers are coin operated. Get combination from host to access the bathhouse. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: The body of water is the Sacramento River and a "lake." Sailing is best suited for one-person vessels, such as a catamaran, sunfish, etc. Although not whitewater, kayaks are used on the river. HIKING Shasta View Trail (paved, foot and non-motorized bikes) Nature Trail (foot) Total length of trails is 4 miles. FISHING All kinds of fish, among which are King salmon (Chinook), Stealhead trout, and Stripped bass




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