Spring Creek Campground

Area Status: 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: Visitors should always checkĀ Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Reservations: Click Here for important information you should know before making your reservation.  
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: 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 campsites. These passes are available at the Beckwourth Ranger Station in Blairsden, CA. from 08:00 to 16:00. Call (530) 836-2575 for information.
Information Center: For 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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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

Related Information

Recreation Areas

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