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Spring Creek

3 Reviews

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About This Campground

National Forest

Spring Creek Campground (5,800 feet) is just minutes away from the clear waters of the Frenchman Lake. The landscape provides a magnificent backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The campground offers 35 camp sites with 12 sites available for reservation. 

Recreation

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
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  • AT&T
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 99 ft.

Reviews

3 Reviews of Spring Creek

Ratings Breakdown

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Lori T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Nice Campground

We were able to grab a first come/first serve site on a Thursday afternoon. Ample shade and no leveling needed at site #17. Fire pit and picnic table are below the paved parking pad so if you’re staying a while, you’ll get a bit of a workout going back and forth. Joanne, the camp host, is such an…

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Month of VisitJune
Ron G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 19, 2021

Can’t wait to go back !

Great little NF campground! Pretty busy (but it was a weekend) with both tents & camping trailers. Spots are well spaced, and fire pits/picnic tables are at each site, though at not be adjacent to your parking spot (no bear boxes provided though). We were on spot 004 & had a 50-yard uphill…

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Month of VisitJune
Greg B.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2020

A gorgeous new road up to a beautiful lake

I was ready to stop for the day, and saw these cluster of tents off Hwy 70. I hopped on Hwy 284 & the smiles formed. I would’ve loved a bit more of this twisty heaven, but after crossing the dam, I found myself at Spring Creek. I took a spot at the end of the smaller loop. This is a fairly-well…

  • My camp was down 4 steps & a bit of a slope. Overall not bad.
  • The chipmunks were great company & entertainment 😊
  • My morning view from inside my tent as I awoke 🌅

Location

Spring Creek is located in California

Directions

From Reno, travel north on Highway 395. Turn west on Highway 70 and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284, travel 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, turn right, cross the dam, and travel 2 miles to the Spring Creek Campground.

Coordinates

39.910833339999996 N
120.17638839999998 W

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About This Campground

Spring Creek Campground (5,800 feet) is just minutes away from the clear waters of the Frenchman Lake. The landscape provides a magnificent backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The campground offers 35 camp sites with 12 sites available for reservation. 

Recreation

During summer, the campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, biking, picnicking and hunting. The nearby lake provides ample opportunities for swimming, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. The expansive road system in Plumas National Forest is a great location for exploration and sightseeing. 

Facilities

The campground offers single-family campsites for tent and RV camping, including one accessible site (#23). The campground has paved roads and paved parking pads. Host, water and garbage service are provided during peak camping season. Two group campsites are available. All campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Bear resistant lockers are not provided. Campground host, paved roads Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

This campground is at the interface between mountains and high desert and between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. Ancient lava that flowed across the land has been eroded by creeks forming interesting landscapes. 

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (530) 927-7878.

Nearby Attractions

Little Last Chance Canyon Scenic Area

Sierra Valley - Largest valley in the Sierra Nevada

Stores and services in the towns of Chilcoot and Loyalton

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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