Bucks Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Bucks Lake Map

As of July 20, 2021, this area is closed due to the Dixie Fire. Detailed information is available at Alerts & Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.

Campsites are managed by Outdoors in Plumas

Bucks Lake is located on Oroville-Bucks Lake Road, 17 miles southwest of Quincy or 32 miles northeast of Oroville.  Bucks Lake is a high mountain lake surrounded by the Bucks Lake Wilderness on one side and recreation residences/resorts on the other side.   The area offers year-round recreation opportunities, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Showers are available nearby at Sandy Point Day Use / Boat Launch.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of July 20, 2021, this area is closed due to the Dixie Fire. Detailed information is available at Alerts & Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Reservations: Sites can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at reservation.gov  
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees For current fee information contact campground management company Outdoors in Plumas
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Bucks Lake Recreation Area is located on Oroville-Bucks Lake Road, 17 miles southwest of Quincy or 32 miles northeast of Oroville
Restroom: Located at summit parking
Passes: Senior Pass and Access Passes are accepted at these sites  
Information Center: Mt. Hough Ranger District  39696 Hwy 70  Quincy, Ca 95971   (530) 283-0555

General Information

Directions:

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
picnicing.

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.

Supplies
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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Toilets
Parking
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Accessible
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.891

  Longitude : 
-121.185

 

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