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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Red Feather California

Red Feather Campground is located on the eastern shore of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, providing visitors with ample opportunity to fish, swim, boat, and enjoy nature. It is one of eight campgrounds in the area, providing access to a beautiful mountain lake and various hiking trails that meander through the scenic hills and valleys.

Recreation

The 1,615-acre lake provides ample opportunities for visitors to fish, boat, swim, and water ski. Anglers can expect a catch of a variety of trout and kokanee salmon, among other species of fish. Fishing licenses are required. The Lakeshore Trail, which loops 13.5 miles around the lake, is available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The trail connects to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches from 2,650 miles, across three states from Canada to Mexico. The Lakeshore Trail is popular among day hikers.

Facilities

The campground offers dozens of single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. More than a handful of the sites overlook the beautiful lake, while others are surrounded by characteristic mixed-conifer forest and alpine meadows. The Maidu boat launch ramp is located nearby, adjacent to Little Beaver Campground and the Maidu Amphitheater. Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Utility hookups are not available. All sites have paved parking spurs. Bear-resistant trash collection bins are located throughout the campground.

Natural Features

The campground is located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California at an elevation of about 5,100 feet. It is on the eastern shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, which was formed by dam construction and subsequent flooding of the valley in the 1960s. The campground and the lake are surrounded by thick stands of pine and fir trees. Several public campgrounds are located around the lake, as well as private cabins on the south side.

Nearby Attractions

About 12 miles northeast of the lake at an elevation of 5,446 feet lies a small, natural lily pond, called Fowler Lake. This beautiful site is perfect for day hikes and picnics.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Standard site: $23/site; Premium Lakeside site: $25/site
Price
$23.00 - $25.00
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Location
Red Feather California is located in California
Latitude
39.7353 N
Longitude
-120.9531 W
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Directions
From Oroville, California, travel east on Highway 162 to Olive Highway. Turn right and continue 5 miles to Forbestown Road. Turn right and go 16 miles to La Porte Road. Turn left and travel 27 miles to La Porte, then 2 miles to signs for the recreation area. Turn right and continue just over 2 miles to the campground.
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