Blanche Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Blanche Lake and Campground are located a few miles southeast of Medicine Lake and offer campers a little more seclusion than that of the larger lake area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/26/2020: Campfires and charcoal remain banned throughout the state. Portable lanterns and gas stoves are allowed in this Developed Recreation Site. Regional Order No. 20-23.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually early July to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: McCloud, 45 miles, Tulelake, 48 miles.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Doublehead Ranger District 530-667-2246

General Information


From McCloud go east on US Hwy 89 south for 16 miles to Forest Service Road 15/Harris Spring Rd. Turn left on Road 15 and go 4.4 miles to Forest Service Road 49/Medicine Lake Road. Follow the signs 24 miles toward Medicine Lake. Turn right on 43N17 and follow the signs to Blanche Lake, Bullseye and Payne Springs. From Tulelake travel south 24 miles on State Hwy 139 to County Road 97. Turn west on County Road 97 past Tionesta and go approx. 22 miles to Forest Service Road 43N75. Turn left on Road 43N75 and go 1.8 miles to Forest Service Road 43N17. Turn left and follow the signs to the campground.

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