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CAMPGROUND NAME: A. H. Hogue

VISIT DATE: 07/25/2005

UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Doublehead

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tionesta

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Tionesta, CA, take Forest Rt. 97 west 20 miles to an
intersection.  Turn right onto Forest Rt. 49 and go 1.5 miles to
a Medicine Lake sign.  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to a "T"
intersection.  Turn right and go 0.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,700 ft.

The campground is one of five located on the northeast shore of
the beautiful Medicine Lake.  Most sites either have a view of
the lake or are along the shoreline.  Lodgepole pines provide
ample shade.  Many of the shoreline campsites are best suited for
tent campers.  Because of leveling problems on parking aprons,
the campground is not well suited for motorhomes.  Travel
trailers and tent campers would fair better in the campground. 
Possible day trips from campground are Glass Mountain and Lava
Beds National Monument.  Mooring of boats at some campsites is
possible.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open early July through mid-October

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

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 9
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15
   
   Total Sites: 24

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

No. Tables on Sites: 24
No. Grilles on Sites: 24
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  The waste station
is located about 100 yards north of the intersection
of Forest Rt. 49 and entrance road to the Medicine 
Lake area.

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

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10
  No. Threaded: 3

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: No
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:
Medicine Lake is 640 acres - a natural lake.  Water skiing
permitted from 10AM to 5PM.  Large sandy beach and boat ramp are
located in day-use area.

HIKING
Medicine Lake Glass Flow Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles
Little Medicine Lake Trail (foot) - 0.8 miles

FISHING
Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Blue Lake VISIT DATE: 07/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Warner Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Likely RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Likely, CA at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Jess Valley Rd./County Rt. 64, take Jess Valley Rd. east 9.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right onto County Rt. 258 and go 6.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 64 and go 1.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Last 0.8 miles are single lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground, located on a hillside next to Blue Lake, has four unnamed overlapping loops. A variety of pine and fir trees provide shade. A few campsites have a view of the lake, but all sites are within walking distance of the lake. The lake, which is crystal clear and deep blue, has patches of lilly pads and appears to be a pleasant place for canoeing. There is little understory but with good separation between campsites, privacy is good. Grass meadows are scattered around the campground suggesting spring wildflowers. Damage from the Blue Wildfire in 2001 can be seen in the area. Recovery is evident by the growth of grass and wildflowers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from June 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. 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: 11 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Blue Lake is 50 acres. Boat ramp is on opposite end of lake. HIKING Blue Lake Trail (foot) - 3 miles First 0.3 miles are wheelchair friendly. FISHING Brown trout - wheelchair friendly fishing pier at boat ramp.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hemlock VISIT DATE: 07/25/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Doublehead NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tionesta RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tionesta, CA, take Forest Rt. 97 west 20 miles to an intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 49 and go 1.5 miles to a Medicine Lake sign. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 ft. The campground is one of five located on the northeast shore of the beautiful Medicine Lake. It has two, overlapping unnamed loops. All campsites have a view of the lake but only two tent sites are adjacent to the lake. The campground's original tent camping personality has been retained even though some attempt has been made to accommodate RVs. Possible day trips are: Glass Mountain and Lava Beds National Monument. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early July through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 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: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. Because of poor leveling and man-made potholes, many parking aprons are not RV friendly. The waste station is located about 100 yards north of the intersection of Forest Rt. 49 and entrance road to the Medicine Lake area. 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 Comments: The vault is not conveniently located for wheelchair access. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No 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: Medicine Lake is 640 acres - a natural lake. Water skiing permitted from 10AM to 5PM. Large sandy beach and boat ramp are located in day-use area at A.H. Hogue campground. HIKING Medicine Lake Glass Flow Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles Little Medicine Lake Trail (foot) - 0.8 miles FISHING Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Howards Gulch VISIT DATE: 07/18/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Devil's Garden NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canby RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Canby, CA, take State Rts. 89/139 west 0.6 miles to intersection. Turn right onto Rt. 139 north 5.9 miles to tent symbol highway sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 42N14 (gravel) and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,600 ft. The campground is a single loop just off State Rt. 139. It is tucked up in a gulch between pine-covered hills and a grass meadow. Some traffic noise can be heard in parts of campground. Trout and catfish are stocked in Duncan Reservoir, an irrigation lake, 2 miles east of campground. Aspen circle campground suggesting a colorful fall canopy. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early May through November 1. 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): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Howards Gulch Hiking Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lower Rush Creek VISIT DATE: 07/18/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Valley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Adin RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Adin, CA, take State Rts. 299/139 east 7 miles to Forest Rt. 22 (County Rt. 198). Turn right onto Rt. 22 and go less than 0.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 40N05 (dirt and gravel) and go 0.6 miles to Lower Rush Creek campground sign. Turn right after sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground has two sections separated by Rush Creek. One section, a small loop, can accommodate both RV and tent campers. Cedar and Ponderosa pine provide some shade to sites in the loop. The second section is all walk-in tent sites tucked in a variety of pines next to Rush Creek. Privacy between campsites is good. Although there are no grilles at the tent sites, there are Klamath stoves or their cement shell. A possible day trip is the nearby Ash Creek Wildlife Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No Charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 5 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are volcanic cinder and all are same size. 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 - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Medicine VISIT DATE: 07/25/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Doublehead NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tionesta RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Tionesta, CA, take Forest Rt. 97 west 20 miles to an intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 49 and go 1.5 miles to a Medicine Lake sign. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,700 ft. The campground is one of five located on the northeast shore of the beautiful Medicine Lake. It has two unnamed overlapping loops. One loop stretches along the lake's shoreline while the other loop is set back in the pines. All campsites have a view of the lake. This campground is the most RV friendly in the Recreation Area but numerous parking aprons will pose a leveling problem for some RVs., particularly motorhomes. Informal mooring of boats and limited waterplay are possible along shoreline. Possible day trips from campground are Glass Mountain and Lava Beds National Monument. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open early July through end of hunting season (around mid-October). NOTE: Call the ranger district office to confirm opening and closing dates. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 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: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt and all are about same size. The waste station is located about 100 yards north of the intersection of Forest Rt. 49 and entrance road to the Medicine Lake area. 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 Comments: No cell phone coverage WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No 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: Medicine Lake is 640 acres - a natural lake. Water skiing permitted from 10AM to 5PM. Large sandy beach and boat ramp are located in day-use area at A.H. Hogue campground. HIKING Medicine Lake Glass Flow Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles Little Medicine Lake Trail (foot) - 0.8 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Creek Falls VISIT DATE: 07/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Warner Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Likely RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Likely, CA at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Jess Valley Rd./County Rt. 64, take Jess Valley Rd. east 9.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on County Rt. 64 and go 2.7 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, again continuing on County Rt. 64, and go 1.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground, at the edge of South Warner Mountain Wilderness, is a single loop meandering up and down a hillside with campsites tucked in among Jeffrey pine and fir trees. Because of the hillside, some parking aprons may pose a challenge for leveling RVs. The campground has a close, compact feel with minimal privacy between campsites. The impressive Mill Creek Falls is 0.5 miles from campground - good photo opportunity. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from June 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' 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): 6 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mill Creek Falls Trail (foot and horse) - 2 miles Accesses network of trails in South Warner Mountain Wilderness FISHING Clear Lake, 0.5 miles from campground, offers trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pepperdine Camp VISIT DATE: 07/21/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Warner Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alturas RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Alturas, CA, at the intersection of US Rt. 395 and County Rt. 56, take Rt. 56 east and go 13.6 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear left and go 6.6 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to equestrian camp section and 0.7 miles to family camping section. NOTE: Last 8.3 miles are on a rough, gravel single-lane road with a few wide stretches. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 ft. The campground, adjacent to the South Warner Mountain Wilderness, has three sections. The first section is an equestrian camp with stock water, pole stalls at some sites, and designed so campers can camp with their horses. This section has younger fir trees and lots of sun. The second section is the trailhead staging area and has a parking area, spigot and corrals. The third section is a small loop for family campers under old firs. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from June 1 through September 30. 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): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The equestrian parking aprons are about 18' X 50', all the same size. The family parking aprons run 11' X 40' also all 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): 5 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: Wheelchair friendly vault in equestrian section. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Summit Trail (foot & horse) - 1.5 miles provides access to a network of trails in South Warren Wilderness FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Soup Springs VISIT DATE: 07/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/9/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Warner Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Likely RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Likely, CA at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Jess Valley Rd./County Rt. 64, take Jess Valley Rd. east 9.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on County Rt. 64, and go 2.7 miles to an intersection. Continue straight onto Forest Rt. 5 (gravel) and go 1.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 40N24 (gravel) and go 5.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 5.4 miles are single-lane with some wider stretches. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 ft. The campground is a single loop in a stand of fir trees next to Soup Springs. Although not advertised as an equestrian camp, this is a nice little horse camp near the South Warner Mountain Wilderness. The campsites are not designed to accommodate horse trailers, but a large parking area with corrals and stock water are available at far end of campground. Nearby Aspen-lined meadow, big old fir trees, cool gentle breeze, and a sense of solitude plus good trail riding, make the campground worth the drive. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services are provided only from June 1 through September 30. 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): 10 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. 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 - None HIKING Slide Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 1.5 miles accesses South Warner Mountain Wilderness and a network of trails FISHING - No




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