East Creek Campground


Area Status: Open
Metal horse corrals at an East Creek campsite

East Creek Campground replaces Patterson Campground for horse camping and equestrian access to the South Warner Wilderness. Horses are no longer permitted in Patterson Campground or the Patterson Guard Station. Corrals and stock water are available at East Creek.  East Creek Trail is closed due to the Blue Fire but there is easy access to Summit Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/19/2022 Open. Spring 2023: $15/night fee will apply.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees: No fee.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually late May to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July and August
Restrictions: Garbage service is not provided. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Likely, 19 miles, Alturas 37 miles.
Water: NO
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District,
530-279-6116

General Information

Directions:

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. Turn right on Blue Lake Road/ County Rd 64 and continue approximately 7 miles to the turnoff for Blue Lake. Turn left and stay on County Road 64 (instead of a right turn to Blue Lake) and continue 8 more miles of windy road to the Patterson Campground and Guard Station. From Patterson go west .7 miles to East Creek Campground.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Visitors without horses may use the East Creek Campground.  For safety, please keep children and pets away from the corrals and horses.

RV Camping

RV's and trailers will fit into most sites at East Creek Campground.

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Camping

Each site has a 12'x12' metal pipe corral, a table and fireplace. At almost 7,000 feet, the day time temperatures are comfortable for horses all summer long.
 

Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
Water Availability Drinking water and stock water.
Sleeping Shelter None

Picnicking

Picnicking is permitted at East Creek Campground.  Day use ends at 10 pm.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.2

  Longitude : 
-120.1875