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Established Camping

Elam Campground

About

National Forest

Lassen National Forest

Developed campground with 15 designated sites; most can accommodate an RV.__ Maximum of 8 people per site.__ Grills and tables provided.

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Location

Elam Campground is located in California

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

40.249116 N
121.448599 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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5 Reviews

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2022

Wooded Getaway from the Valley Heat

We came up on a Sunday as this campground is usually full. To our surprise we had the pick of most of the spots. We chose #10 which is adjacent to the creek. Campsites were clean, each one having a fire ring and picnic table. The fishing here is usually great but they were having problems at the fishery. As it was we still caught 4 native trout. Pit toilets and water is available.

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Month of VisitJuly
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2022

Great Getaway from the Valley Heat.

This campground is a refreshing campground. We stayed at spot #10 just above the creek. I caught three native trout. The stocked fish had a disease and couldn't be released. Clean outhouses and a water pump. The sites are paved with a fire pit and a picnic table. The hosts were very friendly. As of today, no Coleman lanterns are allowed. There is NO cell coverage. Either travel down Hwy 32 45 minutes or travel up about 20 minutes. Turn on Hwy 36 towards Chester. BYW. Chester is a nice town to visit and get gas and food.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Jeff H., June 30, 2022
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Jeff H., June 30, 2022
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Jeff H., June 30, 2022
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Susan R.
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Deer Creek runs next to it

This campground is on highway 32 in northern Ca. Most of the sites are on a hill, so they would be good for an RV or car camping. Pump water. The highway is close by, so you hear the cars, but the creek runs between the road and campground.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Susan R., July 12, 2021
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Susan R., July 12, 2021
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Susan R., July 12, 2021
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Elaina S.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Quiet, Beautiful, Cold

Beautiful creek, quiet campground, hand pump for water, bald eagles, osprey, and a nice little hiking trail. It got freezing cold at night with our 30° bags. Creekside sites are in the back, but those across the road are still very close to the creek. I'd absolutely stay again but I'd bring an extra blanket. Also, there is heavy and quite adorable (though plague- carrying) chipmunk activity and a deer decided to thoroughly check out our camp at night.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Elaina S., June 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Elaina S., June 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Elaina S., June 16, 2021
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Kate A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2021

Family and Fishing

Great place to kick back with family and friends. It’s about 1-1.25 hour(s) from towns, so you’ll need to plan ahead for supplies like ice and essentials. Some local fishing traffic, meaning you’ll see more people in the sites than actually staying there. 

Great fly fishing or general trout fishing along the bay up and down.  Be sure to check local fishing g regulations about barbs and live bait. 

Pre-Covid, Chester, CA was a great town spot to grab a local breakfast or meal- not sure about that now. Good grocery/gas/supply  spots are there as well.

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  • Review photo of Elam Campground by Kate A., February 13, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Elam Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Elam Campground does not have wifi.