Pepperdine Campground


Area Status: Open

Formerly used as a family camp and a horse camp, the horse corrals are now located at the Pepperdine Equestrian Campground. The family campsites are mostly shaded and enjoy serene surroundings for an enjoyable camping experience.  The Summit Trail begins here and heads south into the South Warner Wilderness.  No wilderness permits are required however, if you plan to use a camp or backpack stove or charcoal barbeque or have a campfire outside the developed campground, you will need a current California Campfire Permit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/27/2022: Potable water is not available yet (awaiting opening test results) 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 early July to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Alturas, 19 miles.
Water: NO WATER
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District, 530-279-6116

General Information

Directions:

From Alturas, head east 13 miles on County Road 56 to the Modoc National Forest Boundary. The number changes to Forest Service Road 31/ Parker Creek Road. Continue 6 miles on Road 31 to the campground entrance road on the right.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The family campsites at Pepperdine are mostly shaded and enjoy serene surroundings for an enjoyable camping experience. 

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Accessible sites Some campsites are accessible to persons in wheelchairs with assistance. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate persons in wheelchairs with assistance.
Sleeping Shelter None

RV Camping

Large RV's may have trouble with some smaller campsites.  Bring blocks to level your rig.  The turns in the campground are tight and not recommended for long trailers.

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Vehicle Clearence Watch overhead for low hanging branches.
Fire Information Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Accessible sites Some campsites are accessible to persons in wheelchairs with assistance. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate persons in wheelchairs with assistance.

Day Hiking

The Summit Trail begins at Pepperdine Campground and takes you into the South Warner Wilderness.  A good map and compass are recommended for all but the shortest walks. 

If you are just hiking for the day and not planning to camp at Pepperdine, please do not park in the spaces for the campsites.

A wilderness permit is not required for the South Warner Wilderness but you will need a current California Campfire Permit if you plan to use a stove, lantern, barbeque or build a campfire outside of the developed campground.

Backpacking

The Summit Trail begins at Pepperdine Campground.  If you plan to be gone overnight, please do not park in the spaces for the campsites. 

A wilderness permit is not required for the South Warner Wilderness but you will need a current California Campfire Permit if you plan to use a stove, lantern, barbeque or build a campfire.

Picnicking

Picnicking is permitted at Pepperdine Campground but all day use ends at 10pm.  All other campground rules apply.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.45027778

  Longitude : 
-120.2408333

  Elevation : 
6,680 feet