Big Cove Campground


This campground has 38 sites, 15 are reservable. Sites include lake side sites, shaded sites and open unshaded sites.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed. Opens in May 2019
Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The campground has about half reservation and half first come first served sites.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • $25.00 for single
  • $50.00 for double
  • No pet fee
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 14 Day camping limit
Closest Towns: Chilcoot, California
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilet, some are accessible
Passes: Senior and Access passes honored for single campsites. 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 - Access Pass -
Operated By: Thousand Trails Management
Information Center: For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575

General Information


There are eleven sites that are accessible. Some bathrooms are accessible.


Take Highway 395 North from Reno NV. to Highway 70 West. Proceed west to Chilcoot CA. Head North at Chilcoot 7 miles to Frenchman Lake. Cross the Dam and proceed to the campground entrance on the left.


2 vehicles per campsite where space is available.

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Picnic tables yes
Drinking water yes
Toilets flush toilets with showers
Parking 2 vehicle per campsite
Boat ramp boat dock
Tent camping tent sites available
Accessible 11 accessible camp sites and some accessible toilets
Camping trailer triailer sites available
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