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About Little Beaver a Campground

Little Beaver Campground is located on the south-eastern shore of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, approximately four miles from the town of La Porte, CA. This campground is the largest campground at the reservoir and is adjacent to a swimming beach, boat launch ramp, amphitheater, and Lakeshore Trail.


Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers opportunities for many recreation experiences. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats. There is a wheel chair accessible fishing ramp at the dam. Two beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities - one of which is located adjacent to the Little Beaver Campground. The Lakeshore Trail (13.5 miles) winds around the entire lake and is open for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Additional hiking trails abound in the area and include the nearby Pacific Crest Trail. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife, campfire programs, or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.


The facility offers 120 campsites, flush toilets, and drinking water. Each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. For RVs, a dump station and drinking water are available within one mile. For visitors wanting to experience the lake first-hand, a boat launch and beach day-use area are adjacent to the facility.

Natural Features

Located along a beautiful lakeshore and forested setting near a year-round creek, the area offers scenic views of the lake and Bald Mountain. Surrounding the facility, visitors may observe such wildlife as Osprey, bald eagles and other species of birds along with deer, bear, fisher and other mammals. Interesting geologic formations are also nearby.

Nearby Attractions

History buffs will enjoy the area's old mining sites, towns and cemeteries -- all within 10 miles for exploration and discovery. The town of La Porte is within four miles and has restaurants, groceries and gasoline.

Charges & Cancellations

Premium Lakeside sites are $25/site per night.

ADA Access: N

$23.00 - $25.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Not Reservable
No Showers
RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 50 ft.
Little Beaver a Campground is located in California
39.745 N
-120.9875 W
Get Directions
Take the La Porte-Quincy Rd. west from SR70, or travel east on La Porte Rd. from Brownsville. Travel to the intersection of the La Porte-Quincy Rd. with Little Grass Valley Rd. and follow the signs toward the lake. Turn right on to Old Little Grass Valley Rd. and travel approximately 2 1/2 miles to the turn-off to Little Beaver Campground and Maidu Boat Launch.
1 Review of Little Beaver a Campground
First to Review
huge campground, nice lake

Don't come seeking serenity here, it's definitely a BIG family campground! There are a lot of large groups and families that come here (seems like they'll take up a big part of a loop by reserving multiple sites), so the sites at in the farthest corners will be your best bet if that's not what you want.

The hosts here in 2017 were quite nice, and the lake is lovely (it's a perfect swimming lake and should be pretty chill for kayakers as well). You're close-is to a town where you can get somethings, but it's pretty slim pickings so stock up before you head too far up the hill. Speaking of food, it's definitely bear country, and a site close to ours was stupid enough to leave their food out at night (guess what happened!!) It's also a dog-friendly campground, which is nice.

Be aware that there are several sites in the loop we stayed at (including ours) that have an entrance with significant grade, so you'll be backing up a camper/trailer up a hill. Since we had a more secluded site it was worth it, though!