Lake Davis Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lake Davis is located 7 miles north of Portola, California. This lake was created in 1967 for recreational opportunities. The Lake Davis Recreation Area offers a wide variety of summer outdoor experiences including: camping , picnicking,  fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Waterskiing and jet skis are not permitted. Frequent strong winds can cause the lake to become very hazardous for small craft.  In the winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are popular activities.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This area is open for use, but restrictions apply to the area as a whole and to individual sites. Please see fire use, camping, fire closure area and other restrictions that apply to this area at: 
Reservations: Sites can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at  The campground has about half reservation and half first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:  14 day camping limit
Closest Towns:  Portola
Water: yes
Restroom: yes
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. For more information about these passes visit; Senior Pass - Access Pass -
Information Center: For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Boat ramp 3 boat docks, 1 car top boat launch
Fee charged for some activities camping and parking day use fee
Tent camping
Accessible accessible sites each cg
Camping trailer
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