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Most Recent Paynes Creek Camping Reviews
Sycamore campground and Red Bluff Recreation Area

It's a beautiful area, the campground is located in the middle of Red Bluff Recreation Area. Lot's of nature trails. They have many of the plants and trees recognized by little name tags. So interesting and absolutely gorgeous.

Beautiful views, close to town

Porta potties. Not too many amenities. Just what you need to camp right by the shore. Nothing more, nothing less. Our site wasn’t super flat.

Great Vibes for an In Transit Night

Great location on the way to many points north along with an excellent morning or evening adventure to the falls. Camp Host (owner/operator?) is awesome and worth the stay alone.

Sites are a bit tight so might not be the solitude you’d want to a multi day stay but was perfect and energizing for a night in transit!

Quiet and peaceful

Great campground with hook ups for our travel trailer. Spaces are pretty close together and small, but we got lucky and didn’t have anyone around us (likely due to bad air quality). If you kayak this is a great place to camp, it’s right next to the lake. Portable toilets were kept pretty clean. They do have showers. Located right outside the town of Chester.

Safe and fine

It says on a sign reservation only, but after driving around to the other spots in red bluff, and feeling great unease, I went ahead and drive in to a spot around 9pm. I immediately felt much better and more safe here. Had a great sleep and was on my way in the AM. I never interacted with the site host but it looks like the trails and areas around are worth hiking.

Northshore - Lake Britton

Unlike the other campground on Lake Bitton (Dusty Campground) this is a more developed campground. It can be reserved - through PGE.

There is water. There are showers.  And it is much larger - 20 plus sites. It can accomodate trailers. Lots of people here with boats as there is a boat launch. Sites have tables and fire rings.  Pretty open so privacy can be an issue.

Towards the end of the summer the lake can get "murky" and full of algae.  So you won't be swimming say in September.  The lake offers fishing, boating and kayaking,  Easy access from the campground. There is a "beach" like area on the lake.

If you get there at the end of the season you will get fall color.

Yo are an easy ride to get to Burney Falls State Park - or you can go across the lake to get h=there.

Great Rooms

We stayed 2 nights in one of the lodge rooms and loved it.

Great place

Enjoyed our stay. Resort is about 2 miles from the water fall. This place accommodates for larger Rvs with 50amp

Gorgeous

this was my first time camping here & let me tell you. this place is beautiful! only downside was that the lake was really really rocky compared to other places i’ve been to. other than that, its beautiful.