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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Cove

VISIT DATE: 08/26/2003

UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chilcoot

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

DIRECTIONS:
In Chilcoot, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 70 and 284
(Frenchman Lake Rd.), take Rt. 284 north 8.5 miles to campground
directional sign.  Turn right at sign, crossing dam, and go 2.4
miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 5,700 ft.

The campground, one of five in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area
and located on the east side of Frenchmen Lake, has three unnamed
loops.  Only a few camp sites have a view of the lake.  Most
sites overlook a sagebrush meadow with Jeffrey pine throughout
and providing some shade.  The campground feature a large number
of double accessible camp sites.  Firewood is available for a
fee.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 30 through September 30.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $22 per day - single
$44 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): 38
   
   Total Sites: 38

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

No. Tables on Sites: 38
No. Grilles on Sites: 38
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 7
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.  RV waste station, with potable
water, is adjacent to Cottonwood Family and Group campground on
west side of Frenchman Lake - fee $5.

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: 13

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:
Frenchman Lake is 1,580 acres.  Boat ramp is 1.5 miles from
campground.

HIKING
Lakeshore Access (foot) - 0.25 miles

FISHING   
Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Black Rock VISIT DATE: 08/29/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (LaPorte-Quincy Hwy.) north 8.8 miles to campground on right. NOTE: If using RV, do not attempt driving to La Porte from Quincy via Forest Rt. 120 - very steep grades and narrow road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. The campground, one of eight in the Little Grass Valley Reservoir Recreation Area, consists of walk-in tent sites and RV camp sites. The scenic tent sites are located at the edge of Little Grass Valley Reservoir's north shore. The RV sites are parking lot style with no picnic tables or grilles. This is a very nice tent campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-weather dap RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 11 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 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: 26' X 26' Comments: The parking aprons are paved - parking lot style. RV waste station located at Little Beaver campground - no charge. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 2 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. A sandy swim beach is located at Little Beaver campground. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 22 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boulder Creek VISIT DATE: 09/04/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Janesville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Janesville, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Janesville Grade (road), take Janesville Grade south 14.8 miles to Antelope Lake directional sign. Turn right after sign and go 1.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 5.6 miles to campground directional sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of three in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area, has two sections each with two overlapping loops on the northwest corner of Antelope Lake. The camp sites are tucked in under Jeffrey and Lodgepole pine and fir trees. Although not one the lake, a few camp sites have a limited view of the water. The drive along Janesville Grade has some scenic vistas. A camp store offers limited groceries. Interpretive programs are offered; check fee board for schedule. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 63 Total Sites: 66 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 66 No. Grilles on Sites: 64 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. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 22 No. Threaded: 22 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: Antelope Lake is 930 acres. Lost Creek Cove boat ramp is 2 miles east of campground. Sailing is best in spring. HIKING - No FISHING Large and Smallmouth bass, crappie, blue gill, Pumpkin Seed, catfish, Rainbow, Brook, and Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chilcoot VISIT DATE: 08/26/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chilcoot RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Chilcoot, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 70 and 284 (Frenchman Lake Rd.), take Rt. 284 north 5.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of five in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area and 2.7 miles from Frenchman Lake, has two overlapping loops stretching along Last Chance Creek. Alder, cottonwood and pine provide ample shade. Although several camp sites are adjacent to the creek, the sound of running water can be heard throughout the campground. The tent sites are walk-ins with good privacy. This is a pleasant campground, far away from the sounds of power boats. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 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 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station, with potable water, is adjacent to Cottonwood Family and Group campground on west side of Frenchman Lake - fee $5. 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: 12 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: Frenchman Lake is 1,580 acres. Boat ramp is at Frenchman campground, 3.5 miles from this campground. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cottonwood Family and Group VISIT DATE: 08/26/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chilcoot RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Chilcoot, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 70 and 284 Frenchman Lake Rd.), take Rt. 284 north 9.9 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground, a.k.a. Cottonwood Springs, has four loops - A, B, C, and D. One of five campgrounds in Frenchman Lake Recreation Area, it stretches out along a ravine and is 0.5 miles from Frenchman Lake. Loops B and D are group camping areas and not included in this survey (contact Ranger District Office for more information). Loop A has the longer, wider parking aprons and ample potable water spigots. Although Loop C has shorter parking aprons, it has the campground's only pull-throughs and ample shade from Jeffrey pine. There is no understory - privacy between camp sites is poor to fair. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day 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: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 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: 12' X 40' Comments: The RV waste station fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 4 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: Frenchman Lake is 1,580 acres. Lunker Point boat ramp is 1.8 miles north of campground. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Frenchman VISIT DATE: 08/26/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chilcoot RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Chilcoot, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 70 and 284 Frenchman Lake Rd.), take Rt. 284 north 8.5 miles to campground directional sign. Turn right at sign, crossing the dam, and go 0.9 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, one of five in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area, is one large loop on a hillside at south end of Frenchman Lake in a stand of Jeffrey pine. Almost every camp site has a view of lake. Although understory is minimal, mainly Sagebrush, the widely spaced sites provide good privacy. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 37 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station, with potable water, is adjacent to Cottonwood Family and Group campground on west side of Frenchman Lake - fee $5. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 13 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: Frenchman Lake is 1,580 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gansner Bar VISIT DATE: 09/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Quincy, CA, take State Rt. 70 west 26.8 miles to Caribou Rd. Turn right onto Caribou Rd. and go 0.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. The campground is located on a level grass "bar" next to North Fork of Feather River near where North Fork and East Branch of North Fork River converge. Spacious camp sites are covered with grass and dotted by oak, cedar and pine. The sound of the river is heard throughout campground. A long hedge of berry bushes lines the campground at river's edge. Only a few camp sites actually overlook the river. Tear-drop turn makes second pass through campground difficult. 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 April 15 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 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 paved and gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at the Forest Service North Fork campground - fee $3. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading possible in North Fork of Feather River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Golden Trout Crossing VISIT DATE: 02/09/2013 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (LaPorte Rd) south 14.5 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bare right onto Golden Trout Crossing and go 2.5 miles to campground which straddles the road. NOTE: If using RV, do not attempt driving to La Porte from Quincy via Forest Rt. 120 - very steep grades and narrow road GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,100 feet. NOTE: This campground came on line after the author's visit to the Inyo National Forest. All information is provided by the Feather River Ranger District Office. The campground, formerly a dispersed camping area, has retained much of its rustic character. It straddles the Golden Trout Crossing road with sites near the South Fork of the Feather River. Larger conifers of several varieties provide good shade and make the campground a comfortable campground in the summer. While developing a popularity with OHV enthusiasts, this quiet campground is good for families wanting a pleasant forest experience. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 days 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: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 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 gravel. 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 Swimming possible in a swimming hole under the bridge crossing South Fork Feather River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (native)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grasshopper Flat VISIT DATE: 08/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Portola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Portola, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 70 and West St., take West St. north 7.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left and go 0.5 miles to campground on left. NOTE: West St. becomes Lake Davis Rd. after 0.9 miles. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Davis Recreation Area, has three unnamed loops. Each loop meanders around its own hilltop above Lake Davis giving many camp sites a view of the crystal blue water. The many Jeffrey pines provide ample shade. However, the lack of understory limits privacy to minimal. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 67 Total Sites: 67 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 67 No. Grilles on Sites: 67 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: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The RV waste station fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 16 No. Threaded: 16 Comments: Showers are coin-operated and wheelchair friendly. 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: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Davis is 4,026 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout, bass and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grizzly VISIT DATE: 08/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Portola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Portola, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 70 and West St., take West St. north 7.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Davis Recreation Area, has two loops in a thick stand of Ponderosa pines. Sagebrush and pine needles form understory. Although campground is on the west bank of Lake Davis, few of the camp sites have a view of lake. 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 Memorial Day weekend through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 53 Total Sites: 54 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 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: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 16 No. Threaded: 16 Comments: Public phone available at entrance to Grasshopper Flat campground. Coin operated showers are also at Grasshopper Flat. 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: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Davis is 4,026 acres. Boat ramp is 0.5 miles north of campground. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout, bass and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hallsted VISIT DATE: 09/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Quincy, CA, take State Rt. 70 west 16.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,800 ft. This single loop campground is convenient to State Rt. 70 with easy on/off access to the highway making it a good transient campground. There are lots of tall mature pine and fir that provide ample shade. Nearby Twain store, 0.4 miles east of campground, has limited groceries, showers, and RV waste station. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 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: 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: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available at Twain Store - fee $3. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: Coin-operated showers available at Twain Store. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lakes Basin VISIT DATE: 08/22/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Graeagle RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Graeagle, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 89 and Forest Rt. 24 (Gold Lakes directional sign), turn onto Rt. 24 and go 6.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto single-lane road and go 0.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. The campground, in Lakes Basin Recreation Area and near Gold Lake, has one loop and two spurs in a field of granite rock, fir and Aspen trees. Neither spur is travel trailer or large motor home friendly. Access to a swimming hole at an unnamed stream is available. Campground is a good base camp for exploring the geologically diverse Lakes Basin area and its 25 natural lakes and ponds. Remnants of the old Smith Lodge can be found at the spur with sites 5 through 14. Visit the nearby Maidu Petroglyphs. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 1. Note: No services after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $36 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): 21 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 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 gravel. Camp sites 5 through 14 and 20 through 22 are on a single lane road with small turnaround - do not recommend trailers or large RVs. 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: 6 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: Gold Lake is 500 acres and is 2.5 miles south of campground. HIKING Grassy Lake Trail (foot, horse, and mountain bike) - 1 mile provides access to a network of trails in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lightning Tree VISIT DATE: 08/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Portola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Portola, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 70 and West St., take West St. north 7.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left and go 3.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Davis Recreation Area, has two loops meandering through a stand of Ponderosa pine with views of Lake Davis. Good separation between camp sites provides good privacy. The understory is comprised of grass and sagebrush. Sagebrush "meadows" surround campground. A number of larger double camp sites make this a good campground for large families and group gatherings. This is bear country; practice safe storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - single $44 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): 40 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open 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: 3 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Public phone available at entrance to Grasshopper Flat campground. Coin operated showers are also at Grasshopper Flat. 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: Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Davis is 4,026 acres. Boat ramp is 0.1 miles north of campground entrance. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout, catfish and bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Beaver VISIT DATE: 08/28/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (La Porte-Quincy Hwy.) north 3.7 miles to South Fork facilities directional sign. Turn right and go 2.4 miles to campground directional sign. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to "T" intersection. Turn right into campground. NOTE: If using RV, do not attempt driving to La Porte from Quincy via Forest Rt. 120 - very steep grades and narrow road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground has three loops - A, B, and C in a stand of mixed red and white fir and Lodgepole pines on the east bank of Little Grass Valley Reservoir. Loop A is closest to the water and has the greatest percentage of longer parking aprons. Some camp sites in this loop have a limited view and walk-down access to the reservoir. Loop C has the larger percent of shorter parking aprons, is furthest from the Reservoir, and least shade. Loop B is, except for reservoir access, a combination of both A and C. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - regular $44 per day - prime lakeside Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 112 Total Sites: 118 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 116 No. Grilles on Sites: 117 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: 9.5' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 22 No. Threaded: 8 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. Bluewater Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot & horse) - 22 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon. A fish cleaning station is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Grass Valley Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 08/29/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (La Porte-Quincy Hwy.) north 3.7 miles to South Fork Facilities directional sign. Turn right at sign and go 4.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, only for equestrian campers and near Little Grass Valley Reservoir, is a single loop adjacent to Lakeshore Trail head in a thick stand of fir. In addition to a picnic table and grille, there is also a lantern post and hitching rail. One camp site may be occupied by a host. The campground is one of eight in the Little Grass Valley Recreation Area. Camp sites are close together with no privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - single $24 per day - single prime 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: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. RV waste station located at Little Beaver campground - no charge. 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 Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. Nearest boat ramp and beach is at Little Beaver campground, about 2 miles away. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 22 miles The 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail meanders through the Recreation Area. FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon. A fish cleaning station is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lone Rock VISIT DATE: 09/04/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Janesville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Janesville, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Janesville Grade (road), take Janesville Grade south 14.8 miles to Antelope Lake directional sign. Turn right after sign and go 1.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 5.6 miles to campground directional sign. Turn left and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Expect 8% upgrades on Janesville Grade. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of three in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area, has two sections each having two overlapping loops on the northwest corner of Antelope Lake. Lodgepole and Jeffrey pine and fir offer shade. Some camp sites are close to the water and privacy between sites is poor. A camp store offers limited groceries. The drive along Janesville Grade has some scenic vistas. Interpretive programs are available; check fee boards for schedule. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Comments: NOTE: Boat ramp may be closed; check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day $25 per day - prime Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 83 Total Sites: 84 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 84 No. Grilles on Sites: 84 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 paved. Camp site aprons closest to lake are the longest. NOTE: Waste station may be closed; check with Ranger District Office. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 24 No. Threaded: 24 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: Antelope Lake is 930 acres. Lost Creek Cove boat ramp is 2 miles east of campground. Sailing best in spring. NOTE: Boat ramp may be closed; check with Ranger District Office. HIKING Sunset Point (foot) - 0.1 miles FISHING Large and Smallmouth bass, crappie, blue gill, Pumpkin Seed, catfish, Rainbow, Brook, and Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Long Point VISIT DATE: 08/14/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Janesville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Janesville, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Janesville Grade (road), take Janesville Grade south 14.8 miles to Antelope Lake directional sign. Turn right after sign and go 1.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground, one of three in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area, is a single loop in a stand of Ponderosa pine on a peninsula. With Antelope Lake on three sides, most camp sites have a view of the water. The lake on the campground's south side is relatively shallow, ideal for supervised wading. The north side of the campground has deeper water so boats can be moored at or near camp sites. It is said the campground is located in the best place for bass fishing. Privacy between camp sites is good. Visit Sunset Point for great sunsets. A camp store is located at Boulder Creek campground, about 5 miles west. The drive along Janesville Grade has some scenic views. Interpretive programs are provided; check fee board for schedule. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day - single $25 per day - prime Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 36 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 43' 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): 10 No. Threaded: 10 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: Antelope Lake is 930 acres. Lost Cove boat ramp is 2.8 miles west of campground. Sailing is best in spring. HIKING Sunset Point (foot) - 0.1 miles FISHING Large and Smallmouth bass, crappie, blue gill, Pumpkin Seed, catfish, Rainbow, Brook, and Eagle Lake trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Creek VISIT DATE: 09/05/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quincy, CA, at intersection of Main St. (State Rts. 70/89) and Bucks Lake Rd., take Bucks Lake Rd. west 9.1 miles to Big Creek Rd. (From this point on, Bucks Lake Rd. has 15% grades and is not recommended for RVs.) To avoid 15% grades, turn left onto Big Creek Rd. and go 11 miles to Bucklin Rd (Forest Rt. 33). Turn right onto Forest Rt. 33 and go 4.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,300 ft. The campground, with picturesque vistas, stretches along the west bank of Bucks Lake on a little bay at the edge of Bucks Lake Wilderness. One of five in the Bucks Lake Recreation Area, each camp site has a view of the lake or wilderness. The campground is good location for base camp for exploring the wilderness and lake. A pleasant mixture of Lodgepole pine and fir trees provide ample shade. The tent sites are walk-in. Some camp sites are on the edge of lake. One camp site may be occupied by host. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day $25 per day - prime sites Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' x 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and most are 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): 5 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: Bucks Lake is 1,827 acres. Boat ramp is at Sandy Point Picnic area near campground entrance. Boats can be moored at some sites. HIKING Millcreek Trail (foot & horse) - 0.5 miles accesses Bucks Lake Wilderness and network of trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Fork VISIT DATE: 09/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Quincy, CA, take State Rt. 70 west 26.8 miles to Caribou Rd. Turn right onto Caribou Rd. and go 0.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. The campground stretches along North Fork of Feather River between Conifer-covered canyon walls. Large cedar and Douglas fir offer some shade. A few oaks and pine can found too. Many of the sites overlook the river. Nearby Caribou Crossroads RV Park has limited groceries and cafe‚. 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 April 15 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 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: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved; most are about same size. RV waste station available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Peninsula Tent VISIT DATE: 09/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/20145/2/2009 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (Laporte-Quincy Hwy) north 4.3 miles to Peninsula sign. Turn right and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, tent only and one of eight in the Green Valley Reservoir Recreation Area, is on a peninsula jutting into Grass Valley Reservoir. The camp sites are scattered among mature fir trees. Although there is little understory, there is ample shade and separation between camp sites, provides good privacy. Interpretive programs are provided; check fee board for schedule. Adjacent to this campground is Tooms RV campground, a parking area reserved for RV campers only. Parking is "free flowing" with no designated sites and, therefore, did not qualify to be included. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $220 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 25 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 4 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot & horse) - 22 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Queen Lily VISIT DATE: 09/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Quincy, CA, take State Rt. 70 west 26.8 miles to Caribou Rd. Turn right onto Caribou Rd. and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. The campground stretches along North Fork of Feather River in a canyon with camp sites tucked in among oak, cedar, some maple, fir, and pine. A few camp sites overlook the brook size river. The sounds of the river can be heard throughout campground. Nearby is Caribou Crossroads RV Park which has limited groceries and a CA‚. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 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: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and about the same size. The interior road is narrow and tight. Camp sites 7, 8, and 9 are on a dead-end spur with no turnaround. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Feather VISIT DATE: 08/31/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/20148 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (La Porte-Quincy Hwy.) north 3.7 miles to South Fork Facilities directional sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of eight in the Little Grass Valley Recreation Area, is on the east side of Little Grass Valley Reservoir. It has two loops winding through a stand of Lodgepole pine and fir trees. These young trees provide limited shade and no privacy between camp sites. A few camp sites have a limited view of the reservoir. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-wether dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - regular $24 per day - prime lakeside Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 57 Total Sites: 58 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 58 No. Grilles on Sites: 58 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 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station located at Little Beaver campground. FACILITIES

Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. Nearest boat ramp and beach located at Little Beaver campground. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 22 miles. The 2,600-mile Pacific Crest trail meanders throughout the Recreation Area. FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Running Deer VISIT DATE: 08/29/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (La Porte-Quincy Hwy.) north 3.7 miles to South Fork Facilities directional sign. Turn right at sign and go 3.3 miles to campground on left. NOTE: If using RV, do not attempt driving to La Porte from Quincy via Forest Rt. 120 - very steep grades and narrow road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of eight in the Little Grass Reservoir Recreation Area, is a large loop meandering around a hillside through a thick stand of mixed conifers, including firs, pines, and cedars, on the east bank of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir. Several camp sites have a view of reservoir but most are tucked in among trees. There is no understory and some sites are close together limiting privacy from poor to fair. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day $24 per day (lakeside) Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No 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: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved with some erosion. The interior road is tight and narrow. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 5 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. The large grass and sandy beach is at Little Beaver campground. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 22 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sly Creek VISIT DATE: 08/31/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/204 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (LaPorte Rd) south 13.6 miles to Sly Creek Recreation sign. Turn right onto Barton Hill Rd. and go 4 miles to campground. NOTE: If using RV, do not attempt driving to La Porte from Quincy via Forest Rt. 120 - very steep grades and narrow road GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,500 ft. The campground, one of two in the Sly Creek Recreation Area on the west bank of Sly Creek Reservoir, has three sections. One section stretches along the reservoir's edge with camp sites more open and sunny; privacy is poor, but there are views of the reservoir. The second section has better privacy and is a way from the reservoir with ample shade from cedar, pine, and mondrone trees. Most of the pull-throughs are in this section. The third section is an area of tent sites at the parking lot and boat ramp. The campground is popular with boat enthusiasts and also attracts dirt bikes. This is a noisy campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 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 Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 33' 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): 7 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No 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: Sly Creek Reservoir is 562 acres. HIKING - No Comments: NOTE: The use of OHVs is restricted to within the recreation area. FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spanish Creek VISIT DATE: 2/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Quincy, CA, take State Rt. 70 west 8 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,200 ft. NOTE: This campground came on-line after the authors researched the Plumas. All information provided by the Mt. Hough Ranger District Office. The campground has two unnamed loops between Spanish Creek and an active freight train line. One loop is about 400 ft. higher than the other and both have campsites tucked in among Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and cedar. Primarily used by campers in transit to other places, the campground, however, could be a base camp for mountain bikers interested in exploring nearby trails or folks with a hankering for gold panning. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 17 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 2 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: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 24' 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: 0 WATER SPORTS Wading in Spanish Creek HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spring Creek VISIT DATE: 08/26/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/20/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Beckwourth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Chilcoot RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Chilcoot, CA, at intersection of State Rts. 70 and 284 (Frenchman Lake Rd.), take Rt. 284 north 8.5 miles to campground directional sign. Turn right at sign, crossing dam, and go 1.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground, one of five in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area and located at south end of Frenchman Lake, has two loops connected by a spur. Most camp sites have a view of the lake and ample shade from the dense stand of Jeffrey pine. Several sites, mostly tent, are at water's edge where boats can be moored. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 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 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV waste station, with potable water, is adjacent to Cottonwood Family and Group campground on west side of Frenchman Lake - fee $5. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 9 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: Frenchman Lake is 1,580 acres. Boat ramp located at Frenchman campground, 0.2 miles away. HIKING Frenchman campground (foot) - 0.25 miles Big Cove Campground (foot) - 1 mile FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Strawberry VISIT DATE: 08/31/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Challenge RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (LaPorte Rd.) south 10.4 miles to campground directional sign. Turn right and go 1.7 miles to campground. NOTE: Last 1.7 miles is single-lane with turnouts GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,600 ft. The campground, one of two in the Sly Creek Recreation Area, is a single loop on the west bank of Sly Creek Reservoir in a beautiful, dense stand of mixed firs. The firs in this campground are huge, massive specimens providing a shady environment. At spring-time the lake's edge is just below campground giving campers access to the water. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day-weather dpendent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No 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 Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Playground: No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Sly Creek Reservoir is 562 acres. The boat ramp is on west side of reservoir. There is also a ramp for carry-down purposes 0.8 miles from campground. HIKING - No Comments: NOTE: The use of OHVs is restricted to within the recreation area. FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sundew VISIT DATE: 09/05/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quincy, CA, at intersection of Main St. (State Rts. 70/89) and Bucks Lake Rd., take Bucks Lake Rd. west 9.1 miles to Big Creek Rd. (From this point on, Bucks Lake Rd. has 15% grades and is not recommended for RVs.) To avoid 15% grades, turn left onto Big Creek Rd. and go 11 miles to Bucklin Rd (Forest Rt. 33). Turn right onto Forest Rt. 33 and go 3.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, on west bank of Bucks Lake, has two loops with camp sites in both loops at the water's edge. All sites have scenic views of the lake and Bucks Lakes Wilderness, across the lake. Mooring of boats is possible at many camp sites. A pleasant mixture of fir and pine trees provide ample shade. The campground is one five in the Bucks Lake Recreation Area and is closest to the dam. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day $25 per day - prime 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: 7 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' 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: 6 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: Bucks Lake is 1,827 acres. Sandy Point boat ramp is 0.6 miles north of campground. HIKING Millcreek Trail (foot & horse) - 0.5 miles accesses Bucks Lake Wilderness and network of trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Whitehorse VISIT DATE: 09/05/2003 UPDATE DATE: 2/23/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Hough NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quincy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quincy, CA, at intersection of Main St. (State Rts. 70/89) and Bucks Lake Rd., take Bucks Lake Rd. west 13.9 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Bucks Lake Recreation Area, stretches out along Bucks Creek with views from camp sites enjoying either grass or needle understory in a dense stand of mature pines. It is 2 miles from Bucks Lake east shore. This is a pleasant campground from which to explore Bucks Lake Wilderness and lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 35' 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): 9 No. Threaded: 9 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: Bucks Lake is 1,827 acres and 2 miles east of campground. HIKING A connector trail joins campground to Mill Creek Trail to the west and Pacific Crest Trail to the east. Both are foot & horse and access a network of trails in the Bucks Lake Wilderness. FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wyandotte VISIT DATE: 09/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 5/2/2009 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Feather River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Porte RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Porte, CA, take Main St. (Laporte-Quincy Hwy) north 4.3 miles to Peninsula sign. Turn right and go to "T" intersection and campground directional sign. Turn right and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,100 ft. The campground, one of eight in the Little Grass Valley Recreation Area, is on a peninsula that reaches into Little Grass Valley Reservoir. Two spurs stretch up the peninsula giving many camp sites limited views of the reservoir through the fir, Lodgepole and Sugar pine. Camp sites on the spur to left of campground's entrance are longer but lack the shade of sites found on the right. With water on three sides, noise from power boats can be noticeable. Campground is within walking distance of boat ramp and beach. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $35 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): 29 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 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: 9' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is located at "T" intersection - no fee FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 5 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: Little Grass Valley Reservoir is 1,615 acres. Pancake Beach, across from boat ramp, is large and sandy. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 22 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Kokanee salmon




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