Spring Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Spring Creek Campground (5,800 feet) is just minutes away from the clear waters of the Frenchman Lake. The landscape provides a magnificent backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The campground offers 35 camp sites with 16 sites available for reservation. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of September 16, 2021, this campground is closed. Closure is in response to the Beckwourth Complex Fire. Detailed information is available on the Plumas National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices From that webpage scroll down to “Closures”, click the link to the most current Beckwourth Complex Fire Closure Notice. Then scroll down to “View and download closure order and map.”
Operational Hours: The 2021 season for this Campground is from April 30th to September 12.
Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov  or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Campsites may be reserved up to six months in advance. Campsites available for reservation have increased to 45% for the 2021 season.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees   Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Fee information is available at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/  Call the Beckwourth Ranger District for information.
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
Usage: Medium-Heavy
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: Yes
Restroom: Vault 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 - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/senior.shtml Access Pass - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/access.shtml
Operated By: Outdoors in Plumas
Information Center: This site is managed by 'Outdoors in Plumas' from May 1 to September 13, 2020. During that time report issues at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/ 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


There are two accessible campsites with paved access, grills, tables and paved pad.


From Reno, NV take Highway 395 24 miles north to Highway 70.  Take Highway 70 west to Chilcoot, CA.  Head north on County Road 284 for seven miles to Frenchman Lake Dam.  Cross the dam and proceed two miles to the campground.


Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 35 campsites, each with a table and fire ring.  Water, accessible vault toilets and garbage service is provided.

Best Season: Summer

RV Camping


Camping trailer Trailer sites available
Picnic tables Tables at each site
Tent camping Tent sites available
Parking Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee
Toilets Accessible vault toilets
Accessible 2 fully accessible campsites
Boat ramp Boat dock nearby
Drinking water Yes
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