Big Cove Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This campground has 38 sites, several ov which are accessible. Some sites overlook the lake, others are shaded, and several are out in the open.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open May through October
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
Operated By: Thousand Trails Management

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 2 boat docks
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