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Location and Access

Spring Creek Campground is located within the Plumas National Forest in Northern California. This scenic campground is situated along the shores of Spring Creek, a tributary to the Feather River, which provides a peaceful setting surrounded by dense forests. Access to the campground typically involves forest service roads which may not be paved, so it's important to check road conditions before you travel, especially during wet or snowy seasons.

Campground Amenities

The campground offers basic amenities which may include:

  • Campsites with picnic tables and fire rings
  • Vault toilets
  • Access to Spring Creek for fishing and recreation
  • Drinking water (availability can vary, so bring your own just in case)

It's worth noting that amenities can change and may be reduced in the off-season, so it's a good idea to contact the local ranger district for the most current information.


Campers can expect a more rustic camping experience at Spring Creek Campground. The campsites typically accommodate tents and small RVs or trailers. Due to its location and infrastructure, large RVs may not be suitable for this campground. It's also possible that there are no hookups for water, sewage, or electric at the sites, emphasizing the importance of self-sufficiency.


Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities such as:

  • Fishing: Spring Creek is a habitat for trout and other species, offering opportunities for anglers.
  • Hiking: Trails in the Plumas National Forest provide an excellent way to explore the area's natural beauty.
  • Wildlife Observation: The area is home to diverse wildlife. Always observe animals from a distance.
  • Water Recreation: While Spring Creek may not be large enough for boating, it can still offer refreshing swimming holes.

Reservations and Fees

Some campsites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others might require reservations. Fees for camping are typically charged per night, per site. It's advisable to check the current fee structure and the reservation system, which is often managed through a national reservation service like Recreation.gov.

Regulations and Safety

When camping in the Plumas National Forest and specifically at Spring Creek Campground, campers must adhere to the following:

  • Fire Safety: Follow all fire restrictions, use fire rings for campfires, and ensure fires are completely extinguished before leaving.
  • Leave No Trace: Pack out all your trash and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment.
  • Wildlife: Store food securely and be aware of bears and other wildlife.
  • Pets: If pets are allowed, they must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

Seasons and Weather

The campground is typically open from late spring through early fall, but these dates can vary due to weather conditions and snowpack. Always check the forest service or local ranger district for current campground status and weather forecasts before planning your trip.

Contact Information

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on Spring Creek Campground, it's advised to contact:

  • The Plumas National Forest ranger district office.
  • The official Plumas National Forest website or social media channels.
  • Online resources such as Recreation.gov, if they handle the reservations.

Keep in mind that remote locations like this can have limited connectivity, so obtaining necessary information and making any required reservations before your trip is the best approach.

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