East Creek Campground replaces Patterson Campground for horse camping and equestrian access to the South Warner Wilderness. Horses are no longer permitted in Patterson Campground or the Patterson Guard Station. Corrals and stock water are available at East Creek. East Creek Trail is closed due to the Blue Fire but there is easy access to Summit Trail.
At a Glance
Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Facilities open as weather permits; usually late May to late October.
July and August
Garbage service is not provided. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Likely, 19 miles, Alturas 37 miles.
Drinking water and stock water
US Forest Service
Warner Mountain Ranger District,
From Alturas go south on US Hwy 395 approximately 18 miles to Likely, CA. Turn east on County Road 64/Jess Valley Rd and go 3.2 miles to Blue Lake Road. Turn right on Blue Lake Road/ County Rd 64 and continue approximately 7 miles to the turnoff for Blue Lake. Turn left and stay on County Road 64 (instead of a right turn to Blue Lake) and continue 8 more miles of windy road to the Patterson Campground and Guard Station. From Patterson go west .7 miles to East Creek Campground.