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About Chilcoot Family .
Chilcoot Campground is one of five campgrounds in the popular Frenchman Lake Recreation Area of northern Californias Plumas National Forest. The campground is far enough away from the lake that visitors can experience the serene sense of solitude that the remote mountain setting provides. Natural Features: The campground stretches along the babbling Last Chance Creek, an alpine freshwater stream that flows directly into the Frenchman Lake. Chilcoot sits at an elevation of 5,100 feet, and alder, cottonwood and pine trees provide ample shade, with sagebrush dotting the landscape. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area. Recreation: During the 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. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Off-road vehicle trails in the area also offer recreation. Facilities: The campground provides multiple single-family campsites. Several sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is open for tent and RV camping, although some sites are only equipped to handle tents. Tables and campfire rings with grills are provided at each site. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Nearby Attractions: Frenchman Lake is less than three miles from the campground, where a boat ramp is available. ACTIVITIES Boating Fishing Hiking Water Sports: Water Skiing Swimming Site
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Chilcoot Family . is located in California
39.866 N
-120.166 W
Get Directions
From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395. Merge onto Highway 70 west and continue 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue 5 miles to the campground.
2 Reviews of Chilcoot Family .

Ccampgrounds are big, clean and quiet. It was very nice here.

First to Review
Awesome little campground!

We have camped here many times over many years (in tents as well as RVs). Relatively quiet, spacious camp spots (fairly level), beautiful area with lots of trees, a lovely creek running through the back of of the campground, clean bathrooms, just 25 minutes from Reno and three miles from Frenchman's Lake. There's a wonderful general store a few miles down the road and the camp host sells firewood. No electric or water hook-ups at the sites. There are (potable) water faucets sprinkled throughout the campground but you're not allowed to use them to fill your rv water tank. Due to several years of drought and the trees getting old, many had to be cut down around the campsites. Some of the sites aren't as shady as they used to be. You may need a shade structure. Tip* camp away from the main highway. Those spots have far less shade and there is quiet a bit of road noise.