Lake Davis is located 7 miles north of Portola, California. This lake was created in 1967 for recreational opportunities. The Lake Davis Recreation Area offers a wide variety of summer outdoor experiences including: camping , picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Waterskiing and jet skis are not permitted. Frequent strong winds can cause the lake to become very hazardous for small craft. In the winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are popular activities.
Located nine miles southwest of Graeagle, California, this recreation area has special geological features. There is breathtaking scenery and over 20 small lakes nearby, most of which are accessible by hiking trails. This area provides a multitude of recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, windsurfing and nature study. In the winter visitors can snowmobile, cross-couintry ski and snowshoe.
The Feather River Ranger District manages 8 family campgrounds around Little Grass Valley Reservoir. There are approximately 323 camping units. Campsites in Red Feather, Running Deer, Little Beaver parts of Loop A & B and the southern half of Wyandotte, and Horse Camp may be reserved through www.recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777) All other campgrounds are available on a first-come, first server basis.
Each campground has piped water. Trailer sites are available, as well as walk-in tent campsites. Trailers of up to 40 feet can be accommodated in some of the camping units. No hookups are provided. There are 2 RV dump stations, one near Tooms Boat Launch, and one near Red Feather. Facilities are usually open from Memorial Day to October.
Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers opportunities for many more recreation experiences for visitors. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats. There is a wheel chair accessible fishing ramp by at the dam. Two swim beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities. The Lakeshore Trail (13 miles) winds around the entire lake, open for horseback riding, mountain bike riding and hiking. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife, campfire programs, or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.
Antelope Lake is one of the more remote, quiet lakes on the forest.At 5000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline. Surrounding the lake are mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees. Protected coves around the lake attract several species of migrtory birds. The campgrounds are usually open by Memorial Day weekend and closed by the middle of October. These dates are subject to change depending on the snow level in the area.
DIRECTIONS Antelope Lake is located 30 miles NE of Taylorsville on the Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. From Janesville, on Hwy 395, take County Rd. 208 for four miles, then FS Rd. 28N01 for nine miles, turn right on FS Rd. 28N03 for two miles.
Closest towns to purchase gasoline are Greenville and Janesville.
Located 32 miles west of Quincy on Hwy 70, Gansner Bar, North Fork, and Queen Lily campgrounds are located on the west branch of the north fork of the Feather River along Caribou Road. Hallstead is located along the Feather River on Hwy 70 just 17 miles west of Quincy. Supplies are available in Belden, Twain, and Quincy.
From Quincy take the Bucks Lake Rd. Go 4 miles to the Slate Creek Rd., turn left. Go 8.8 miles past Deanes Valley Campground to ridge top. Look for signs. From ther take the left fork (23N99), go 1.5 miles to trail signs for Oddie and No Ear Bar Trails. The McCarthy Bar trailhead is to the left of the sign, 1 mile further. 4-wheel drive is recommended.
Trailheads through Quincy heading east, go 3.9 miles to La Porte Rd turn off. Turn right, drive 7.3 miles, make a right turn onto graveled road (23N92). Sign states "Lost Cabin Springs and Middle Fork Trails". Proceed 2.1 miles to "Y", take left fork (23N92A) for 1 mile to Lost Cabin Springs.