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Gansner Bar Campground is located within the Plumas National Forest, which spans across the northern Sierra Nevada in Northern California. The campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty and recreational activities that the area provides.


Gansner Bar Campground is situated:

  • Near the town of Quincy in Plumas County.
  • Alongside the North Fork Feather River.


To reach the campground:

  • Driving directions typically involve taking Highway 70 to Quincy, then following local roads towards the river.
  • Accessibility may vary based on the season due to snow or weather conditions, so it’s wise to check the current status before planning a trip.


  • The campground features a number of individual sites suitable for tent and RV camping.
  • Campsites usually have basic amenities like fire rings, picnic tables, and space for setting up tents.
  • RV length restrictions may apply, so it’s recommended to inquire ahead if you plan to bring a larger vehicle.


Water and Sanitation:

  • Drinking water may or may not be available depending on the specific facilities at Gansner Bar Campground, so always confirm before arrival.
  • Restrooms are usually provided; these may be flush toilets or vault toilets depending on the location within the campground.

Trash and Waste Disposal:

  • Campers are often responsible for their own trash. Carry-in, carry-out practices are encouraged, or proper disposal in designated receptacles.
  • Waste disposal facilities for RVs are generally not available on-site.


  • Fishing: The North Fork Feather River is known for trout fishing; California fishing regulations apply.
  • Hiking: Plumas National Forest features numerous trails offering varying levels of difficulty and scenic views.
  • Water Recreation: Visitors can engage in swimming, kayaking, and rafting in the river, with safety and seasonality in mind.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is inhabited by a diversity of wildlife, providing opportunities for nature photography and bird watching.


  • Fire Safety: Campfires may be permitted within designated rings, but they are subject to seasonal restrictions due to wildfire risk.
  • Pets: Dogs and other pets are usually allowed but must be kept under control and on a leash in developed recreation areas.

Reservations and Fees

  • For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding reservations and fees, it's best to consult the official Plumas National Forest website or a reliable reservation service.
  • Fees for camping typically apply, and advance reservations are often recommended, especially during peak seasons.

Seasonal Considerations

  • Gansner Bar Campground is usually operational between the spring and fall months. It may be closed during the winter due to snow.
  • Always check the current conditions and operational status before planning a trip, as weather can impact availability and road access.

Contact Information

  • For the most current information, contact the Plumas National Forest Ranger District responsible for the campground.
  • Phone numbers and email addresses for the relevant ranger stations can be found on the Plumas National Forest's official website.

Note: The provided information is a general guide and visitors should always verify current conditions and regulations since details can change due to weather events, forestry management decisions, and other factors.

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