Stough Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A table, fire ring and barbecue near the water at Stough Campground.

Stough  Reservoir Campground is only 1 mile off Hwy 299 on a gravel road.  At 6,200 feet it provides relief from the heat of the valleys on either side.  Small trailers and motorhomes will find access and turn-arounds manageable.  The reservoir is small but is kept stocked by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Water is provided and campsites sit away from the shore with nice views of the reservoir.

Stough Reservoir is Number 4 on the Basin & Range Birding Trail.  Bring you camera and binoculars and expect to see Prairie Falcons, Rufous Hummingbirds and Wild Turkeys.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/26/2021: minimal snow at furthest end of campground.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually mid-May to late October.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Cedarville 7 miles, Alturas 18 miles.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District 530-279-6116

General Information


From Alturas go north 5 miles on US Hwy 395 to Hwy 299. Turn east on Hwy 299 toward Cedarville and go approximately 13 miles to Forest Road 43N07. Turn north and the campground is 1 mile on the left.

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