Grizzly Creek Campground

Plumas National Forest

Bucks Lake

Grizzly Creek Campground, Plumas National Forest

Grizzly Creek Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the scenic Plumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to visit and things to do. Those who camp at Grizzly Creek Campground are close to Bucks Lake and other attractions in the forest.

  • Hike in the Bucks Lake Wilderness.
  • Spend the day at Plumas Eureka State Park.
  • Visit Black Mountain lookout for great views of 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 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 Grizzly Creek Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times.
  2. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Confine campfires to the provided fire pits.
  4. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Grizzly Creek Campground

Grizzly Creek Campground is one mile southwest of Bucks Lake, near a feeder stream to Grizzly Creek. Campers at Grizzly Creek appreciate the quiet of a smaller site. Sandy Point Day-use Area with a boat launch ramp is about a 4½-mile drive at Bucks Lake. Bucks Lake Lodge is about 2½ miles away from the campground.

Grizzly Creek Campground has 11 campsites. Eight of those sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents; the others are tent-only. The campground is well shaded by a mature conifer forest.

Grizzly Creek Campground Basics
Grizzly Creek Campground Location: 1 mile southwest of Bucks Lake on Bucks Lake Road
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy, - 46 miles, 1:16
Number of Sites: 11
Open - Closed: June through October
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

No Reservations first-come, first-served
Maximum trailer/RV length: 35 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night
Check-in, check-out: anytime, check-out Noon

Grizzly Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Bucks Lake Map: Bucks Lake Area Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Grizzly Creek Campground: Sandy Point Day-use Area, Bucks Lake with water skiing, fishing and swimming; Lower Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Lodge with a bar, restaurant, and store; Lakeshore Resort; bicycling, hiking, hunting, OHV

map of Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest, CA

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, obtain firewood from the local campground area.

Accessible Sites

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

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