Mill Creek Falls Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tall pines surround this campsite at Mill Creek Falls Campground.

Located on the edge of the South Warner Wilderness this campground is nestled in the thick pine forests above Jess Valley at the south end of the Warner Mountains.  It's easy access makes for a perfect weekend get away.

Tall Ponderosa pines surround the table and fire ring at Mill Creek Falls Campground A view through the trees of two campsites and a restroom in the background. Sun shines on a picnic table under the tall pines at Mill Creek Campground. A brother and sister show off their big smiles and rainbow trout caught at Clear Lake. Tiny hands sow off a trout caught at Clear Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/29/2021: Recreation staff report above-average visitor use this year. Drinking water may not be available between July 19-23 (repairs) Bring all the drinking water you will need..
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $12.00 per night
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually early June to late October.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Likely, 6 miles, Alturas 24 miles.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted for half priced camping. Follow the instructions on the bulletin board at the campground entrance.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District 530-279-6116

General Information


From Alturas go south on US Hwy 395 approximately 18 miles to Likely, CA. Turn east on County Road 64/Jess Valley Rd and go 3.2 miles to Blue Lake Road and West Warner Road. Turn left (northeast) on West Warner Road for 2.5 miles to Mill Creek Road. Turn right and follow the signs to Mill Creek Falls Campground.


There is a parking area for trail users.  Do not park in any of the numbered campsites except for paid campers.

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Camping trailer Small trailers OK.
Picnic tables Tables at each campsite.
Tent camping Some sites are level and suitable as tent sites.
Parking Parking area for hikers and backpackers.
Accessible Restrooms are accessible with assistance.
Drinking water Piped water in the campground.
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