Spring Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 12 sites available for reservation. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open for use but restriction apply for all stoves, campfires, barbeques, smoking and other ignition sources . Please see fire use, camping, fire closure area and other restrictions that apply to this site at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices
Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at www.Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.   The campground has about half reservation and half first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Call the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575 for information.
  • $30 for single site
  • $8 for second vehicle
  • 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


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