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Bucks Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Bucks Lake Map

Bucks Lake is located 17 miles southwest of Quincy.  The area offers year-round recreation opportunities, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restroom: Located at summit parking

General Information


Getting there
From downtown Quincy,  take the Bucks Lake Rd. for 17 miles. From Oroville, you have the choice of two alternate routes. You can either  take Hwy 70 east through the Feather River Canyon to Quincy and then follow the Bucks Lake Rd. to the lake. Or, from Oroville, take Oroville Dam Blvd., turn right on Olive/ Hwy 162 and follow it to the lake. This route is only open during the summer months after the road is plowed. Call ahead for road status.

General Notes:

Summer - During the warmer months visitors can enjoy an array of water sports and other activities. There is something for everyone including skiing, fishing, swimming, camping and

Typical Operating Dates for Camping Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend.  


Winter - Cold weather brings snow and lots of opportunities for winter recreation. With over 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails Bucks Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the west. Snow play, cross- country skiing and sledding are also enjoyed by visitors.

Many private business are located at Bucks Lake. There are lodges, cabin rentals, grocery stores, a marina, resturants, boat rentals and gasoline. Because Bucks Lake offers year- round recreation, many amenities are available all year.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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