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About Big Sage
Big Sage Reservoir and campground are surrounded by juniper woodland and sagebrush. The reservoir is several thousand acres and the campground lies on the shore near the boat ramp. ACTIVITIES Camping: This campground lies on the shore of Big Sage Reservoir and is located near the boat ramp. Surrounded by the juniper woodland and sagebrush this campground has 11 tent and RV sites and can accommodate rigs up to 22 feet long. Fishing: Fishing at Big Sage Reservoir is just a short walk from the campground. The reservoir is stocked by the California Dept of Fish and Wildlife. All California fishing laws apply and all anglers over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing license in possession. Picnicking: Being close to Alturas, this area can be a great afternoon get-a-way for a family picnic.  Day users must vacate their site by 10:00PM. Recreational Vehicles
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Big Sage is located in California
41.579 N
-120.628 W
Get Directions
From Alturas travel west on Hwy 299, 3 miles. Turn north on Crowder Flat Rd/County Road 73, and travel 6 miles. Turn right on County Road 180 and go 3.5 miles to Big Sage Dam and the campground.
1 Review of Big Sage
A lot of feral horses

We have visited Big Sage a number of times and it used to be a nice little campground set on the shores of Big Sage Reservoir. We have caught largemouth bass and crappie in the reservoir by the campground and we have launched our small boat and fished the upper reaches. Sadly, in the last few years feral horses have shown up and they are tearing up the campground and they are aggressive. There is horse manure everywhere.