Antelope Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
Antelope Recreation Area Map

At 5,000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the northeastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline. Surrounding the lake are mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees. Protected coves around the lake attract several species of migratory birds. 

This site is being managed by concessionaire Royal Elk Park Management.  Please visit for more information.

Travellers can also stop in nearby communities such as Taylorsville, Greenville, Janesville, Milford and Susanville for ice and other supplies before you travel up the hill.   Wood is for sale within campgrounds.

Accessible sites are available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors should always check for additional information at Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Closest Towns: Antelope Lake is located 30 miles NE of Taylorsville.
Information Center: Mt. Hough Range District Office, 39696 Hwy 70, Quincy, CA 95971 Open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (530) 836-2575

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Road Cycling

Recreation areas with activity Road Cycling:

Antelope Lake  has an 11 mile paved loop around the Recreation Area.  Points of interest include the Pioneer Cabin, picnic areas, beaches, lake view vistas, bird and wildlife viewing.

Approximate riding time is 1 1/2 hours

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

To reserve sites at Boulder Creek, Lone Rock, Long Point, Long Point Group Campgrounds contact


Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Fishing Access is nearby at Lunker Landing and Guiney Point; Lost Cove boat ramp is located on the north side of the lake. 

Day Hiking

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Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Antelope Picnic and Day Use area is available.

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:

Lost Cove boat launch located nearby

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:


Recreation areas with activity Waterskiing:


Interpretive Site: Pioneer Cabin and Grave,
Fee charged for some activities: Boat launch fee

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