Big Cove Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground has 38 sites, 15 are reservable. Sites include lake side sites, shaded sites and open unshaded sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  Closed
Operational Hours: Open from may to October.
Reservations: Sites can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at  The campground has about half reservation and half first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • $23.00 for single
  • $46.00 for double
  • $3.00 pet fee
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 14 Day camping limit
Closest Towns: Chilcoot, California
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilet, some are accessable
Passes: Senior and Access passes honored. These passes are available at the Beckwourth Ranger Station in Blairsden, CA. from 08:00 to 16:00. Call 560) 836-2575 for information.
Operated By: Thousand Trails Management
Information Center: For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575

General Information


There are eleven sites that are universally accessible. Some bathrooms are universally accessible.


Take Highway 395 North from Reno NV. to Highway 70 West. Proceed west to Chilcoot CA. Head North at Chilcoot 7 miles to Frenchman Lake.


2 vehicles per campsite where space available.

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Campground Camping

Camping is permitted only in the developed campgrounds. All campgrounds have tables, grill, fire rings, water, toilets, and garbage service..


Boat ramp boat dock
Camping trailer triailer sites available
Toilets flush toilets with showers
Accessible 11 accessible camp sites and some accessible toilets
Picnic tables yes
Parking 2 vehicle per campsite
Tent camping tent sites available
Drinking water yes
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