Domingo Springs Campground

Lassen National Forest

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor
Attractions and Activities

Lake Almanor is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts from boaters and water skiers to anglers and hikers. Campers at Domingo Springs Campground are only a short drive from all the attractions around Lake Almanor.

  • Take your boat out onto the water of 28,000-acre Lake Almanor.
  • Enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and fishing.
  • Rent a boat at Big Cove Resort, Majors Outpost, or Knotty Pines Resort.
  • Enjoy a picnic and a swim at Marvin Alexander Beach, East Shore or Canyon Dam.
  • Hike on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail for great views of Lake Almanor.
  • Rent a kayak from Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals.
  • Take a day trip to Butt Reservoir, Mountain Meadows Reservoir or Round Valley Reservoir.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers when they are provided.
  2. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Domingo Springs Campground

Domingo Springs Campground is in the Lassen National Forest, 8½ miles north of Chester and Lake Almanor. The North Fork Feather River is less than a mile from the campground. The area is popular for trout fishing and hiking. Domingo Springs gurgle from a nearby lava outcropping at the head of a scenic meadow often alive with birds. Water from the spring is available at spigots in the campground.

The 18 campsites at Domingo Springs Campground are first-come, first served. the sites are divided between two loops and can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. The larger loop is well shaded by mature Douglas firs, while the smaller loop is more in the open.

The Pacific Crest Trail passes only 0.3 mile from the campground. Thru hikers on the PCT sometimes stop for the night at Domingo Spring Campground. (Use the PCT button to find information about the Pacific Crest Trail at Domingo Springs Campground.)

Domingo Springs Campground Basics
Domingo Springs Campground Location: 8½ miles north of Chester via Warner Valley Road and Old Red Bluff Road
Elevation: 5,080 feet
Nearby Cities: Red Bluff - 70 miles, 1:30
Number of Sites: 18
Open - Closed: Late May through early November
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 ($5 for each additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Almanor Ranger District: (530) 258-2141

No Reservations Available: First come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 27 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $14
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Domingo Springs Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, tap water
Campground: Vault toilets
Showers and Laundry: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Domingo Springs Campground: Visit Domingo Springs with an eye for wildlife, especially birds. Fish nearby streams for trout. Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Drive south to Lake Almanor for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Spend days in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Pacific Crest Trail Information

Domingo Springs Campground is 0.3 mile east of the PCT.

Trail Miles Northbound from PCT near Domingo Springs Campground

  • Boundary to Lassen Volcanic National Park - 4.9 miles
  • Warner Valley Campground - 8.9 miles
  • Swan Lake - 15.6 miles
  • Twin Lakes - 16.2 miles + 0.5 mile from trail
  • Canada Border - 1,311.1 miles

Trail Miles Southbound from PCT near Domingo Springs Campground

  • Highway 36 - 10.1 miles
  • Soldier Creek - 13.4 miles
  • PCT midpoint post - 18.2 miles
  • Mexican Border - 1,338.9 miles

Nearest Town

Chester - 8½ miles south
  Post Office, lodging, restaurants, grocery, showers, laundry, Plumas Transit Systems

Always confirm mileages and directions with a reliable PCT source such as the Pacific Crest Trail Association's The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail.


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