Little Grass Valley Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
LGV, Reservoir

8-3-2021  At this time the Black Rock boat dock has been removed from the water and is not available until further notice.

The Feather River Ranger District manages 8 family campgrounds around Little Grass Valley Reservoir. There are approximately 323 camping units. Campsites in Red Feather, Running Deer, Little Beaver parts of Loop A & B and the southern half of Wyandotte, and Horse Camp may be reserved through (1-877-444-6777) All other campgrounds are available on a first-come, first server basis.

Each campground has piped water. Trailer sites are available, as well as walk-in tent campsites. Trailers of up to 40 feet can be accommodated in some of the camping units. No hookups are provided. There are 2 RV dump stations, one near Tooms Boat Launch, and one near Red Feather.  Facilities are usually open from Memorial Day to October.

Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers opportunities for many more recreation experiences for visitors. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats. There is a wheel chair accessible fishing ramp by at the dam. Two swim beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities. The Lakeshore Trail (13 miles) winds around the entire lake, open for horseback riding, mountain bike riding and hiking. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife, campfire programs, or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.

Accessible Fishing Trail located at the dam View from Black Rock Campground Launch Ramp located at Black Rock Campground Accessible site at Horse Camp Accessible Lakeshore Trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors should always check Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Operational Hours: May-September, weather dependent
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Interagency passes honored.  $23 per site and $25 per prime lakeside site
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Laporte CA,   Brownsville CA.
Information Center: Map of Little Grass Valley Campground

General Information

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Map of Little Grass Valley Recreation Area


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