Spring Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Located in the headwaters of the Feather River, Frenchman Lake is only 38 miles northwest of Reno, NV and 26 miles northeast of Portola, CA.  The California Department of Water Resources created the lake in 1962 by damming Little Last Chance Creek.  A shoreline 21 miles long ends at the 129 foot tall earthen dam, which rises to an elevation of 5,607 feet.  During summer, this area offers a variety of outdoor experiences, including: camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing and hunting.  Winter activities include snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
  • $22.00 per campsite
  • $2.00 pet fee
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsiste
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
Closest Towns: Chilcoot, CA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Senior and Access passes honored
Operated By: Thousand Trails Management

General Information

Accessibility:

There are two fully accessible campsites with paved access, grills, tables and paved pad.


Directions:

From Reno, NV take Highway 395 24 miles north to Highway 70.  Take Highway 70 west to Chilcoot, CA.  Head north on County Road 284 for seven miles to Frenchman Lake Dam.  Turn right and proceed two miles to the campground.


Parking:

Parking is available at each campsite.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 35 campsites, each with a table and fire ring.  Water, accessible vault toilets and garbage service is provided.

Current Conditions: Closed
Status: Closed
Open Season: April-October
Fees: $20/campsite
Reservation info: Campsites are reservation and first come/first serve
Best Season: Summer

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Hunting

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp Boat dock nearby
Camping trailer Trailer sites available
Toilets Accessible vault toilets
Accessible 2 fully accessible campsites
Picnic tables Tables at each site
Parking Parking at each site
Tent camping Tent sites available
Drinking water Yes
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.89
  Longitude : 
-120.176
  Elevation : 
5600