Blue Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tent camping in the shade at Blue Lake

Blue Lake campground is located on a gentle slope above beautiful Blue Lake. The 48 sites are large and well spaced with plenty of shade.  Just a short walk down the hill takes you to the lake for fishing, swimming, boating and hiking.  There is a paved  trail along the east shore of the lake from the campground to the boat ramp.  Assistance will be required for persons in wheelchairs.  There is a  fishing platform just off the paved trail.

At a Glance

Reservations: All campsites within the Modoc National Forest are "first come, first served". 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 a night per unit.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually mid-May to late October.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Likely 12 miles, Alturas 30 miles.
Water: Drinking water.
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted for half priced camping. Follow the instructions on the bulletin board located about half way around the outer circle of the campground or see the camp host.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District - 530-279-6116

General Information


From Alturas go south on US Hwy 395 to Likely, CA. Turn east on County Road 64/Jess Valley Rd and go 9 miles to Blue Lake Road. Turn right on Blue Lake Road and follow the signs approximately 8.5 more miles to the campground.


See the camp host for instructions on parking of additional vehicles.


For parking additional vehicles see information posted on the campground bulletin board or inquire with the camp host.

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Boat ramp Paved boat ramp at the north end of the lake.
Camping trailer Room for trailers and motorhomes.
Toilets Vault toilets in the campground and at the boat ramp.
Accessible Restrooms and fishing pier accessible with assistance.
Picnic tables A day use area is located near the boat ramp at the north end of the lake.
Parking See camp host for instructions for parking additional vehicles.
Tent camping Several level sites for tents.
Drinking water Piped water in the campground.