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Best Equestrian Sites Near Plumas National Forest, CA (21)

    Camper-submitted photo from East Meadow Campground
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    1.

    East Meadow Campground

    7 Reviews
    22 Photos
    155 Saves
    Sierra City, California

    Overview

    East Meadow Campground is located alongside the scenic Jackson Meadow Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest. Its location provides for a great base camp, allowing visitors to enjoy a wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting. East Meadow Campground is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

    Recreation

    The adjacent 1,000-acre lake offers excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp is located at Pass Creek Campground. A designated swim beach is nearby. The lake is an irrigation source, meaning its level will drop as the season progresses. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. It is open to hiking and horseback riding and provides opportunities for viewing wildlife. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area.

    Facilities

    The adjacent 1,000-acre lake offers excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp is located at Pass Creek Campground. A designated swim beach is nearby. The lake is an irrigation source, meaning its level will drop as the season progresses. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. It is open to hiking and horseback riding and provides opportunities for viewing wildlife. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area.

    Natural Features

    Jackson Meadow Reservoir is situated in a rolling forested valley, where visitors are awarded beautiful views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain. The campground lies on the northeastern shore of the lake, in a forest of pine and fir trees. Some sites have a view of the lake, and boats can be moored nearby.

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    For facility specific information, please call (530) 994-3401.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins

    $24 / night

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    Black Rock Campground

    3 Reviews
    6 Photos
    20 Saves
    Yucca Valley, California

    Black Rock Campground is a walk-in tent campground that features shoreline sites. Campsites are adjacent to the lake. Spaces are also available in the parking area for overnight RV camping. Open campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 20 walk-in units Potable water, vault toliets, trailer space Boat launch Click here for photo tour

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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    Sly Creek Campground

    2 Reviews
    11 Photos
    16 Saves
    Strawberry Valley, California

    23 units - trailer space available first come first serve. For information call the Feather River Ranger District

    Bring potable water. Water system being repaired. Visitors should always check Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Whitehorse Campground - Bucks Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitehorse Campground - Bucks Lake Recreation Area
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    Whitehorse Campground - Bucks Lake Recreation Area

    3 Reviews
    5 Photos
    17 Saves
    Meadow Valley, California

    Overview

    Whitehorse campground is located within three miles of Bucks Lake in the northern Sierra Mountains on the Plumas National Forest. The Bucks Lake area offers year-round recreation activities including fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing,snowshoeing and horseback riding.

    Recreation

    Bucks Lake provides fishing, boating, and canoeing. There are walking trails to the lake. A hiking trail runs from the campground and provides access to Buck Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail which runs adjacent to the campground.

    Facilities

    Bucks Lake provides fishing, boating, and canoeing. There are walking trails to the lake. A hiking trail runs from the campground and provides access to Buck Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail which runs adjacent to the campground.

    Natural Features

    Whitehorse is set in fir and pine trees offering shade during the warm summer months. Situated at 5,500 feet in elevation, the campground is settled along a small creek that feeds into Bucks Lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby Bucks Lake Lodge has a bar, restaurant and store offering fishing supplies and groceries.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $31 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville County Park
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    Taylorsville County Park

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    5 Saves
    Crescent Mills, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Plumas National Forest Snake Lake Campground

      1 Review
      6 Saves
      Quincy, California

      During the winter season campground remains open with no snow plow or other services. Snake Lake is located in the Meadow Valley area off of Bucks Lake road and boasts shady lakeside campsites for tents, RVs, OHVs and horses. the multi-use campsite has 17 sites; 8 of them with corrals for equestrian campters. There are no hookups. Horses are allowed overnight in equestrian campsites only. Activities include fishing, hiking horseback riding on OHV trails and non-motorized boating. Snake Lake is not recommended for swimming. During winter months there is no snowplow service and water and restrooms shut down. There is no garbage service at Snake Lake Campground. Please remember to "Pack it in, Pack it out".

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      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

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      Loafer Creek Horse Campground — Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

      4 Reviews
      6 Photos
      34 Saves
      Oroville, California

      Loafer Creek Horse Campground

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • Group

      $45 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Antelope Lake Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Antelope Lake Recreation Area
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      Antelope Lake Recreation Area

      3 Reviews
      8 Photos
      42 Saves
      Janesville, California

      Antelope Lake is one of the more remote, quiet lakes on the forest. At 5000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline. Surrounding the lake are mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees. Protected coves around the lake attract several species of migrtory birds. The campgrounds are usually open by Memorial Day weekend and closed by the middle of October. These dates are subject to change depending on the snow level in the area. DIRECTIONS Antelope Lake is located 30 miles NE of Taylorsville on the Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. From Janesville, on Hwy 395, take County Rd. 208 for four miles, then FS Rd. 28N01 for nine miles, turn right on FS Rd. 28N03 for two miles. Closest towns to purchase gasoline are Greenville and Janesville.

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      • ADA Access
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    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Plumas National Forest is East Meadow Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 7 reviews.

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