For Immediate Release
July 10, 2020

An unprecedented amount of trash is being generated in the Plumas National Forest and it is causing a hazard for campers and area wildlife.

Illegal dumping from dispersed camping in the region is causing the problem. “Dispersed camping” is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground where limited to no services such as trash removal, bathrooms, fire pits or bear-proof boxes are provided.

When the illegally dumped trash is added to the refuse being generated by registered campers, day use visitors, and boaters – it has made it impossible for the campground hosts to manage. This situation is a pervasive problem being reported throughout California’s National Forests.

Outdoors in Plumas is doing everything we can to meet this problem but we cannot do it without your help and the help of the community.

To meet the ongoing issue we have added extra staff, extra trash pick-up days, and we have added the maximum number of trash bins allowed and that can fit in the individual campgrounds. Please help keep our campgrounds, boat launches and day-use areas clean and safe. Dumping is illegal and the trashing of our forests, campgrounds, and community is everyone’s responsibility.

Please help Plumas National Forest by:

Pack Out Your Trash – You can help this issue by packing out your trash and disposing of it at home. We thank you for all you can do!

If You See Something Report It – If you see illegal or suspicious dumping (dispose of furniture, automotive or industrial parts, oversized items, and hazardous products) please report any details to local authorities.

Support our Campground Staff – Our staff care deeply about nature and the community. They have been working tiring schedules since Memorial Day and they are doing everything they can. Please support them during this time of need.

Thank you for your help, patience and understanding. This is a real crisis that is affecting the state of California and every person’s contributions to keeping the area clean and safe is very much appreciated.

The following locations are open

Frenchman Lake

  • Big Cove Campground
  • Big Cove Overflow Camping Area
  • Chilcoot Campground
  • Cottonwood Springs Family & Group
  • Frenchman Campground
  • Spring Creek Campground
  • Cottonwood RV Sewer
  • Frenchman Dam Kiosk Picnic Site
  • Frenchman Boat Launch and Picnic
  • Linker Point Boat Launch
  • Crystal Point Picnic / Fishing Site

Lake Davis recreation Area

  • Grasshopper Flat Campground
  • Grizzly Campground
  • Grizzly RV Sewer Waste Station
  • Lighting Tree Campground
  • Mallard Cove Overflow Camping
  • Lake Davis Dam Kiosk Picnic
  • Camp 5 Boat Launch
  • Honker Cove Boat Launch
  • Lightning Tree Boat Launch
  • Mallard Cove Boat Launch
  • Crocker Guard Station Cabin Rental

Lakes Basin Recreation Area

  • Lakes Basin Family Campground
  • Gold Lake Boat Launch
  • Goose Campground
  • Haven Campground
  • Gold Lake Campground

Bucks Lake Recreation Area

  • Hutchins Group Campground
  • Sundew Campground
  • Mill Creek Campground
  • Whitehorse Campground
  • Sandy Point Boat Ramp, Picnic, Beach
  • Bucks Lake Kiosk
  • Grizzly Campground

Antelope Lake

  • *** Boulder Creek Campground
  • *** Lone Rock Campground
  • *** Long Point Campground
  • *** Lost Cove Boat Ramp and Picnic Area
  • *** Antelope Picnic Area

Feather River Canyon Sites

  • Spanish Creek Campground and Group
  • Spanish Creek Day Use Area
  • Hallsted Campground
  • North Fork Campground
  • Gansner Bar Campground
  • Queen Lily Campground

***Be advised that the road to Antelope Lake from the east end of Genesee Valley is closed indefinitely.
Please use an alternate route including:

  • From Taylorsville take Plumas County Road 213 (Diamond Mtn. Rd.) north through the North Arm of Indian Valley, along Light Creek, and then east on Forest Service (FS) Road #28N03.
  • From Milford, take County Road 336 south towards Laufman. County Road 336 turns into FS Road 26N70. Stay on 26N70 until you reach FS Road 28N03. Turn right. Stay on FS Road 28N03 to Antelope Lake.
  • From Janesville take Lassen County Road 208 (Janesville Grade), south to Forest Service Road #26N70, and then northwest to FS Rd #28N03. Extract Milford alt route language from within the site description for better tracking.

We do not have an opening date for the other locations at this time.

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