Lightning Tree Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Lightning Tree Campground is open year around. From May to early October this campground offers water, vault toilets, host, trash service and paved roads. Each campsite has paved parking, picnic table, fire ring and grill. 16 of the 55 campsites can be reserved. After the peak season, water is turned off, trash service stops and fees are not collected. Bear resistant lockers are not available and visitors are required to be bear aware and store food, trash and scented items appropriately.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of May 26, 2020 this campground is open with host, water and trash service.
Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at www.Recreation.gov  or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The campground has about half reservation and half first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Call the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575 for information.
  • $30 for single site
  • $55 for double site
  • $8 for second vehicle
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite, 12 people for double sites
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
  • OHV riding is not allowed:
  • Store food, trash and scented items appropriately - Be Bear Aware
Closest Towns: Portola , California
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Senior and Access passes honored for single camp sites. These passes are available at the Beckwourth Ranger Station in Blairsden, CA. from 08:00 to 16:00. Call 530) 836-2575 for information. For more information about these passes visit; Senior Pass - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/senior.shtml Access Pass - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/access.shtml
Operated By: Outdoors in Plumas
Information Center:

This site is managed by 'Outdoors in Plumas' from May 1 to September 13, 2020. During that time report issues at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/ For more information contact the Beckwourth Ranger District Office at 530-836-2575 at 23 Mohawk Road (PO Box 7) Blairsden, CA 96103

General Information

Directions:

From Portola CA. take County road 126 North 7 miles. Take Country road 112 to east side of Lake Davis, go approximately 5 miles and campground is on the left.


Parking:

There is a fee for second vehicles parked at the campsite


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Amenities

Picnic tables yes
Drinking water yes
Toilets yes, vault
Parking There is a fee for second vehicles parked at the campsite
Boat ramp nearby
Tent camping yes
Camping trailer yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.931721

  Longitude : 
-120.502055

  Elevation : 
5,900 ft - 5,900 ft

 

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