Little Beaver Campground is located on the south 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 trail. 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. Recreation: 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 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. Facilities: 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. Nearby Attractions: History buffs will enjoy the areas 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. ACTIVITIES Boating Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Fishing: Fish Cleaning Station Hiking Hunting Water Sports: Jet Skiing Day Use Area: Amphitheater Swimming Site
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!