Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Chilcoot Campground is in the shade of large cottonwoods in a mixed pine forest alongside Little last Chance Creek. The campground has water, showers, flush toilets and paved roads. Each campsite has paved parking pad, table, fire ring and grill. 22 of the 40 sites are available for reservation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of November 19, 2021, this campground remains closed. We and our partners are working hard to have this facility ready for the 2022 season. Visitors should always check Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Operational Hours: This campground will open from May 30, 2021 to September 12, 2021
Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at  or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campsites may be reserved up to six months in advance. 55% of available campsites may be reserved.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees   Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Fee information is available at  Call the Beckwourth Ranger District for information.
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 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: Chilcoot, CA.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush 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 - Access Pass -
Information Center: Information Center: This site is managed by 'Outdoors in Plumas' from May 1 to September 13, 2020 . During that time report issues at 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


From Reno take Highway 395 to Hallelujah Junction, head West on Highway 70 to Chilcoot. Head North on Highway 284 to the Chilcoot Campground entrance on the left.


Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Chilcoot has 40 sites beautifully set amoungst the Cotton wood trees of Little Last Chance creek.

RV Camping

Chilcoot Campground has 40 sites, 15 sites can be reserved..

  • Max Vehicle Length: 40
  • Max # of vehicles: 2


Camping trailer yes
Picnic tables yes
Tent camping yes
Parking Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee
Toilets yes flush toilets
Accessible 2 fully accessible sites with table, grill, fire rings, water spigot, a level hardened pad (1 site has a concrete pad) and path of travel to accessible toilet.
Drinking water yes
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5,700 ft - 5,700 ft