Big Cove Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Near the southeast part of Frenchman Lake.
Northern California

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 11

About: Located in the headwaters of the Feather River, Frenchman Lake is only 38 miles northwest of Reno, NV, and 26 miles northwest of Portola, CA. The California Department of Water resources created the lake in 1962 by damming Little Last Chance Creek. A shoreline 21 miles long ends at the 129-foot tall earthen dam, which rises to an elevation of 5,607 feet. During summer, this recreation area offers a variety of outdoor experiences, including: camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

This site also contains an overflow area with 15 camp sites.

Usage: Medium-Heavy

Closest Towns: Chilcoot (CA)

Water: Yes

Restrictions: 14 day camping limit.

Restrooms: Vault Toilet (2)

Directions: Take Highway 395 North from Reno NV. to Highway 70 West. Proceed west to Chilcoot CA. Head North at Chilcoot 7 miles to Frenchman Lake.

See http://www.fs.usda.gov for rates.
 

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