Black Rock Campground

Area Status: Closed
Black Rock Campground Campsite

Black Rock Campground is a dispersed campground situated in the Oak Woodlands along Mill Creek. 6 sites are available for primitive dispersed camping. Fire rings and tables are provided at each of the 6 sites. Black Rock Campground is open year round.

Black Rock Campground is located on the Northeast corner of the Ishi Wilderness. Hiking in the Ishi and along Mill Creek is wonderful and the fishing in Deer and Mill Creeks can be very rewarding. Black Rock Campground is accessible via Highway 36 east from Red Bluff to Ponderosa Way. Ponderosa Way is a dirt road, not recommended for RVs, that leads to the Ishi Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The dispersed area and trailhead is generally open to the public. The area is not maintained, use at your discretion. The campground is closed for the season starting October 17, 2023.
Operational Hours: First come, first serve
Reservations: None.
Fees: None.
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Include: campfires in fire rings only, all animals must be on a managed six (6) foot leash, quiet hours from 10pm to 6 am, no fireworks, must occupy site first night, and every night thereafter. 
Closest Towns: Chico, CA, Chester, CA, Red Bluff, CA
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Almanor Ranger District

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Dispersed campground with 6 sites.  Maximum of 8 people per site.  Grills and tables provided.  Open year round.

Recreation Areas

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