Boulder Creek Campground

Antelope Lake

Antelope Lake

Boulder Creek Campground, Antelope Lake, Plumas National Forest

Boulder Creek Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, uncrowded Plumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to visit and things to do. For those camped at Boulder Creek Campground, beautiful Antelope Lake has many great places to explore.

  • Visit Black Mountain lookout for great views o Honey Lake and surrounding country.
  • Spend some days at Little Grass Valley Recreation Area and enjoy boating, waterskiing, sailing, and fishing
  • Take a scenic drive through the Indian Valley Area north of Quincy
  • Hike in the Bucks Lake Wilderness
  • Hike portions of the famous Pacific Crest Trail
  • Horseback ride in Deanes Valley or Lakes Basin
  • Fish in Lake Davis, Antelope Lake, and round Valley Reservoir
  • Head out for some OHV excitement at Bucks Lake Recreation Area or Gold Lake
  • Take your boat out to Lake Davis, Antelope Lake, or Lower Bucks Lake.

Key Boulder Creek Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears, food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers or vehicles.
  2. Build fires in provided fire pits.
  3. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Boulder Creek Campground

Boulder Creek Campground is on the northwest side of Antelope Lake in the Plumas National Forest. The campground is at the foot of a peninsula, only a short walk from the lake. Adjacent Lone Rock Campground occupies the point of the peninsula. Boulder Creek Campground is about 2½ miles from Lost Cove Boat Ramp. Antelope Lake is open to all kinds of water sports, including water skiing. Fishing is popular in the coves around the lake.

Boulder Creek Campground has 69 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Some sites may be reserved ahead of time, while others are kept open for first-come, first-served campers. A few sites have partial views of the lake. Pine and fir trees offer excellent shade.

Boulder Creek Campground Basics
Boulder Creek Campground Location: Northwest shore of Antelope Lake, 30 miles northeast of Taylorsville and 32 miles south of Susanville.
Elevation: 5,040 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Truckee - 123 miles, 2:26
Oroville - 101 miles, 2:18
Number of Sites: 69
Open - Closed: May through early September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Mt. Hough Ranger District: (530) 283-0555

Reservations for Boulder Creek Campground
Reservations available for 44 sites whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $23 per night
Reservations: Boulder Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Boulder Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, store, bait shop, concessions, amphitheater
Campground Map: Boulder Creek Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Boulder Creek Campground: Boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, Lost Cove Boat Ramp, boat rentals from Antelope Lake Store, campfire programs, mountain biking, trail to Sunset Point

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 reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. At some campgrounds campers may use these sites if all others have been filled.

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