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Frenchman Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located in the headwaters of the Feather River, Frenchman Lake is only 38 miles northwest of Reno, NV, and 26 miles northwest 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 recreation area offers a variety of outdoor experiences, including: camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

There are five campgrounds, one picnic area, several fishing accesses and two docks.  Lunker Dock is closed this year due to extremely low lake levels.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Open Season: January

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Boat ramp One boat ramp available
Camping trailer
Toilets
Accessible accessible sites each cg
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities camping and day use parking fee
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.913
  Longitude : 
-120.196