Lake Davis, California, Campgrounds

Lake Davis, California, Campgrounds
Lake Davis, California, is a popular getaway destination in the Plumas National Forest area. There are many options for outdoor recreation in the region, including fishing the lake, canoeing or kayak-touring along the shores, hiking, mountain biking, and, in winter, skiing and snowshoeing. Part of the Pacific Crest Trail runs through the Plumas National Forest and visitors can hike part of the continent-spanning trail. There are several options for campgrounds around Lake Davis.

J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort

J&J Grizzly Store and RV Camping Resort offers RV sites and tent sites. RV sites can accommodate most size RVs, but larger rig owners should contact the resort to see if space is available. Hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Tent sites have access to fresh water for drinking and cooking. All visitors may use the showers and dump station. Pets are allowed if leashed. Kayak-touring and canoeing can be had on Lake Davis, and hikers can head into the Plumas National Forest to access the numerous trails in the system.

J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort
7552 Lake Davis Road
Portola, Ca. 96122
(530) 832-0270


Clio's River Edge RV Park

Clio's River Edge, about 15 miles from Lake Davis, has sites for most sizes of RVs with a range of amenities and hookups. Tent campers can also be accommodated. Hookups for RVs include 30- or 50-amp electric, sewer and water. Guests may choose to have cable TV hookups as well. Pets are allowed if leashed. All guests have access to the laundry room, showers and picnic areas. Mountain bikers can go to Downieville and ride the downhill trails, and hikers can enjoy the trails within the Plumas National Forest.

Clio's River Edge RV Park
PO Box 111
Clio, CA 96106
(530) 836-2375

Plumas National Forest

The Plumas National Forest has several campgrounds within the forest boundaries. These include Boulder Creek, Lone Rock, Long Point, Long Point Group. RVs and tent campers can be accommodated. RVs need to be self-contained with grey water systems There are water hookups available at limited sites. A dump station is available for RV use. All guests can use the toilets and fresh-water spigots. Pets must be leashed at all times in the national forest. Open fires are subject to bans and restrictions depending on conditions, and guests should check with rangers for current rules and bans. Numerous outdoor activities are available within the national forest, including hiking and biking, skiing and hang-gliding.

Plumas National Forest
159 Lawrence Street
PO Box 11500
Quincy, CA 95971-6025
(530) 283-2050


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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