Plumas National Forest Opens More Campsites for Memorial Day Weekend- All to Open Mid-June


The long holiday weekend saw more campsites open across the Plumas National Forest, with officials expecting all sites to be open by mid-June. Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake recreation areas and several campgrounds are now open in the Beckwourth Ranger District. Lakes Basin Campground will open on June 6, and other nearby sites are expected to open on June 14.

For the Feather River Ranger District, Sly Creek, Strawberry, and Golden Trout campgrounds are open. Higher elevation sites, including Little Grass Valley Reservoir, aim to open by June 14. Due to ongoing repairs, those visiting Strawberry Campground must bring their own water.

In the Mount Hough Ranger District, many campgrounds, including Long Point, Boulder, and Spanish Creek, are open. However, Bucks Lake campgrounds face delays due to snow and hazard trees, with staggered openings through early June.

Despite cooler conditions, forest officials warn visitors to be cautious, as a few small wildfires have been reported already this season. Officials remind you that you should use caution with anything that can spark a wildfire. They add that although no fire restrictions exist, campfires must be fully extinguished before leaving.

Roads and trails may still have snow, mud, or wet conditions, especially on northern slopes and shaded areas, posing risks. Early season weather varies, so be prepared with proper gear and inform someone of your plans. For more information, visit


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