Snake Lake Campground and Equestrian Camp


Area Status: Closed

Snake Lake is located in the Meadow Valley area off of Bucks Lake Road and boasts shady lakeside campsites for tents, RVs, OHVs and horses.  It is one of the few campgrounds on the Mt. Hough Ranger District that allows OHV trail access directly from the campground.

This multi-use campsite has 17 sites; 8 of them with corrals for equestrian campers.  There are no hookups.  Horses are allowed overnight in equestrian campsites only, and corrals are also available.

Activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, OHV use and non-motorized boating. Snake Lake is not recommended for swimming.

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors should always check for additional information  at Alerts & Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Reservations:
  • No reservations; first come first served.
  • 17 campsites are in the multi-use campground for all campers;
  • 8 sites have corrals for equestrian campers.   
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • Horses allowed overnight in equestrian campsites only. 
  • Watering horses at lake edge is prohibited for safety reasons. 
  • Water may be bucketed for horses at the spillway. 
  • Remove or scatter manure from the corrals and campsites. 
  • Please use "weed-seed-free-feed or pellets for horses. 
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite,
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
  • OHV riding is not allowed
  • Store food, trash and scented items appropriately - Be Bear Aware
  • In winter there are no snowplow services.
 
Closest Towns: Quincy, approximately 7 miles.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: For forest information please call Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555

General Information

General Notes:


Parking:

For current fee information contact campground management company Outdoors in Plumas


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Horse Camping

 

17 campsites are in the multi-use campground for all campers; 8 sites have  corrals for equestrian campers.  Horses allowed overnight in equestrian campsites only.  Watering horses at lake edge is prohibited for safety reasons.  Water may be bucketed for horses at the spillway.  Remove or scatter manure from the corrals and campsites.  Please use "weed-seed-free-feed or pellets for horses. 

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

OHV Camping

It is one of the few campgrounds on the Mt. Hough Ranger District that allows OHV trail access directly from the campground.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Kayaks, canoes, rafts.

Amenities

Toilets: vault

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.970000

  Longitude : 
-121.010000