Forest Service extends closure of most developed recreation sites in California until May 15

Release Date: 

QUINCY, Calif. –– – USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through May 15.

The order does not close trails, trailheads, and general forest areas on the Plumas National Forest; these areas remain accessible for public use although some areas may still be inaccessible due to snow and mud. Information on other individual recreation sites and opportunities are available from local National Forests.

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial to mental and physical health but must be practiced safely. In light of the statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, we continue to ask visitors to recreate locally.

If you do plan on visiting the Plumas National Forest please be aware that:

  • No trash removal is currently offered – please pack out all trash and waste
  • All toilet facilities are currently closed – please plan accordingly
  • Avoid high-risk activities – law enforcement and search and rescue operations may be limited
  •  If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location

Closing any site for any reason is not an action we take lightly, but protecting our visitors andemployees remains our highest priority. We are working with our state and local partners to determine the best path forward to safely reopen closed sites.

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.

Developed recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest closed by the regional order include:

Mt. Hough Ranger District

Quincy – (530) 283-0555

Antelope Amphitheatre

Hallsted Campground

Queen Lily Campground

Antelope Picnic Area

Hutchins Group Campground

Red Bridge Campground

Antelope Dam Kiosk

Indian Rock Day Use

Rock Creek Campground

Boulder Creek Campground

Lone Rock Campground

Round Valley Picnic Area

Bradys Camp

Long Point Campground

Sandy Point Boating & Day Use

Bucks Kiosk Picnic Site

Long Point Group Campground

Silver Lake Campground

Cascade Day Use Area

Lost Cove Boating

Snake Lake Campground

Deanes Valley Campground

Lower Bucks Campground

Spanish Creek Bridge Overlook

Gansner Bar Campground

Lower Bucks Fishing Site

Spanish Creek Group Camp

Greenville Campground

Lunker Landing Fishing Site

Sundew Campground

Grizzly Creek Campground

Meadow Camp

West End Cove Day Use

Grizzly Forebay Campground

Mill Creek Campground

Whitehorse Campground

Guiney Point Fishing Site

North Fork Campground



Feather River Ranger District

Oroville - (530) 534-6500

American House OHV Camp

Maidu - Boating

Running Deer Campground

Black Rock - Boating

Maidu Amphitheatre (LGV)

Sandy Beach (Pulga)

Black Rock Overflow


Milsap Bar Campground

Sawmill Ridge Warming Hut

Black Rock Tent Campground

Mooreville Boat Ramp

Sly Creek Campground

Blue Water - Swimming

Mooreville Warming Hut

South Fork Warming Hut

Feather Falls Campground

Onion Valley Warming hut

Stag Point OHV Camp

Golden Trout Crossing

Pancake - Swimming

Strawberry Campground

Little Grass Accessible Fishing


Peninsula Tent Campground

Strawberry Car Top Launch

Little Beaver Campground

Poker Flat OHV Camp

Tooms Boating

Little Grass Valley Horse Camp

Red Feather Campground

Tooms RV Camp

Little North Fork Campground

Roger Cow Camp

Wyandotte Campground


Beckwourth Ranger District

Blairsden (530) 836-2575

Big Cove Campground

Frenchman Campground

Lakes Basin Campground

Black Mountain Lookout

Frenchman Kiosk

Lakes Basin Group


Camp 5 Bathrooms & Picnic

Tables - Boat Ramp (only) Open

Frenchman Lake Picnic Area

Laufman Campground

Chilcoot Campground

Gold Lake 4x4 Campground

Lightning Tree Bathrooms &

Picnic Tables - Boat Ramp (only) Open

Conklin Park Campground

Gold Lake Boat Ramp

Lightning Tree Campground

Coot Bay Fishing & Picnic Site

Gold Lake Campground

Lunker Point Bathrooms &

Picnic Tables - Boat Ramp (only) open

Cottonwood Group Campground

Gold Lake Picnic Area

Mallard Cove Bathrooms & Picnic Tables - Boat Ramp

(only) Open

Cottonwood Spring


Goose Lake Campground

Meadow View Campground

Cow Creek Fishing Site

Grasshopper Flat Campground

Nightcrawler Bay Fishing Site

Crocker Campground

Grizzly Campground

Portola Picnic Area

Crocker Guard Station

Haven Lake Campground

Ross Camp

Crystal Fishing Access

Honker Cove Bathroom & Picnic Tables - Boat Ramp

(only) Open

Salmon Egg Shoal Fishing Site

Eagle Point Fishing Access

Jackson Creek Campground

Snallygaster Point Fishing Site

Fairview Point

Jenkins Point

Spring Creek Campground

Frenchman Bathrooms & Picnic

Tables - Boat Ramp (only) open

Lake Davis Kiosk

Turkey Point Fishing Site