Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Buckhorn Recreation Area

Buckhorn Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 100 miles north of Sacramento, CA and 30 minutes south of Red Bluff, CA. The lake is a popular meeting place for water sports and outdoor enthusiasts, so bring family and friends for an incredibly scenic getaway.

Recreation

Find excitement with wake boarding and sailing or explore the shoreline's 13 miles of fitness trails for hiking, running and biking. Black Butte is renowned for its warm-water fishing, including catches such as crappie, channel catfish, and large and smallmouth bass.

Facilities

Buckhorn has 93 campsites, including a group campground and five walk-in sites. Conveniences include showers, a modern boat ramp complex, two playgrounds, an exercise area, and shoreline access. No sites have electric or water hookups. The area is open year-round.

Natural Features

Black Butte Lake was formed in 1963 with the completion of the Black Butte Dam on Stony Creek.

The lake's surface area measures 4,460 acres when water levels are high. Black basalt buttes and blue oak woodland hug the lake's 40 miles of shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

A 18 hole disc golf course can be accessed across from the Orland Buttes Campground. Horeseback riders can make use of the horse trails at Grizzly Flat and Burris Creek. Drive east to visit the Mendocino National Forest.

ADA Access: N

Sites
93
Price
$18.00 - $200.00
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Buckhorn Recreation Area is located in California
Latitude
39.8121 N
Longitude
-122.3668 W
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Directions
From Interstate 5, take the Black Butte Lake exit at Orland, CA. Travel west on County Road 200/Newville Road for 12 miles. Turn left on Buckhorn Road and enter the Buckhorn Recreation area.
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Year round camping.

Open all year is the draw for Buckhorn. Camp sites were plentiful in November. Took the canoe out every day.