Yellow Creek Campground

Plumas County

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor
Attractions and Activities

Yellow Creek and the Humbug Valley are beautiful places to fish and relax. Campers at Yellow Creek Campground can take in all the pleasures of the area as well as nearby lakes such as Butt Valley Reservoir and Lake Almanor.

  • Fish along Yellow Creek, especially downstream from the campground.
  • Read about the Mountain Maidu Indians efforts to return as caretakers of ancestral lands in Humbug Valley. Maidu Summit Consortium
  • Enjoy boating and fishing on Butt Valley Reservoir. Take advantage of the paved Ray Adams Boat Launch Ramp. No waterskiing or jet skis are allowed. Boat height limit is 30', including mast.
  • Enjoy catch and release fly fishing in nearby Yellow Creek.
  • Take your boat out onto the water of 28,000-acre Lake Almanor.
  • Enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and fishing at Lake Almanor.
  • Rent a boat at Big Cove Resort, Majors Outpost, or Knotty Pines Resort at Lake Almanor.
  • 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 Mountain Meadows Reservoir or Round Valley Reservoir.

Key Yellow Creek Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items should be stored in vehicles if bear-proof lockers are not available.
  2. Pack out all your trash.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. Firewood: Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
  5. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

Yellow Creek Campground

Yellow Creek Campground is on the banks of Yellow Creek in the Humbug Valley 8 miles southwest of Lake Almanor. The area is best known for its great trout fishing and beautiful scenery. Over recent years PG&E, CalTrout, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Dye Creek Cattle Company have worked to restore wild trout habitat in the valley. Check special California fishing regulations for the area before casting in your line.

Yellow Creek Campground has 11 campsites shaded by soaring Ponderosa pines. All the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the sites are along the stream while others are set back among the trees. There is no garbage service, so campers are asked to pack out everything they bring in. All the campsites are first-come, first-served.

Directions: From Highway 89 take Humbug Road and go 0.6 miles to intersection. Follow the signs for Humbug Valley by staying to the left. After 1.2 miles take the right fork, following signs for Longville. Drive another 5.4 miles to Humbug Valley and an intersection at Longville. Turn left, passing Soda Springs Historic Site after 0.4 miles. Continue past the historical site 0.8 miles to a fork in road. Take the right branch and go 0.3 miles to the campground.

Yellow Creek Campground Basics
Yellow Creek Campground Location: Humbug Road, 8 miles off Highway 89 at Lake Almanor
Elevation: 4,315 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Red Bluff - 82 miles, 2 hours
Number of Sites: 11
Open - Closed: Mid-May through mid-September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle ($5 for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended, $2 per day
Information: (530) 284-1785

No Reservations Campsites are first-come, first-served.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet
ADA Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out 11:00 AM

Yellow Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Yellow Creek Campground: Fish Yellow Creek and other nearby creeks. Have a drink of naturally carbonated water at Soda Springs. Drive to Lake Almanor for boating, waterskiing and fishing. Head over to Butt Valley Reservoir for kayaking and fishing.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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