Howard's Gulch Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Sunshine, green grass, pine trees and Aspen make this spot perfect for campers.

Set back off the highway in a tree lined gulch this campground is a very quiet and pleasant place to spend the weekend or your entire vacation.

A short hiking trail is available for nature viewing as this is one of the several Basin and Range Birding Trail stops within the Modoc National Forest.

A recent dedication of the Highway 139 Auto Tour and Howard's Gulch Interpretive Sites brings an added benifit to this area.  The Auto Tour is just south of the campground on the Howard's Gulch Frontage Road.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
 
Fees $12 a night per unit.  Fees start 6/15/2013
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually mid-May to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Alturas, 24 miles.
Water: Piped 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 at the campground entrance to pay fees.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District - 530-279-6116

General Information

Directions:

From Alturas travel west on Hwy 299 past Canby to Hwy 139. Turn north on Hwy 139 and go 4 miles to the campground entrance on the left.
 


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Campground Camping

Set back from the highway, this forested campground is an excellent choice for spring and early summer camping. In fall, the variety of trees set the scenery ablaze with color.
 

Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation InfoReservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire InformationFires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Accessible sitesSome campsites are accessible to persons in wheelchairs with assistance. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate persons in wheelchairs with assistance.

RV Camping

The campground road is paved but narrow.  Some turns are tight.  Motorhomes and trailers over 27 feet are not recommended.  Parking spurs are gravel.

Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type of Parking Gravel parking.  Paved campground road.
Vehicle Clearence Watch overhead for low hanging branches.
No. of Sites 6 single sites
Size Restrictions 27 feet
No. of Accessible sites Some campsites are accessible to persons in wheelchairs with assistance. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate persons in wheelchairs with assistance.

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