Haskins Valley Campground

Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake

Haskins Valley Campground, Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest

Haskins Valley Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, uncrowded Pumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to visits and things to do.

  • 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 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 Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Haskins Valley Campground

Haskins Valley Campground, established by PG&E, is located along an inlet on the south shore of Bucks Lake. The sheltered site makes a great base from which to enjoy all the recreational opportunities at Bucks Lake, including water skiing, fishing, windsurfing, and boating. Haskins Valley is the largest campground around the lake and certainly the most popular because of its location and amenities. A boat launch ramp is nearby.

The 65 campsites at Haskins Valley Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. There are some walk-in, tent-only sites. Reservations are available for many sites. A 2-night minimum is required for those arriving on Friday or Saturday. Sites 10 and 14 - 29 are first-come, first served sites.

Campground Basics
Location: 20 miles west of Quincy on Bucks Lake Rd.
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy,- 48 miles, 1:19
Number of Sites: 65
Open - Closed: Mid-May through early October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 ($5 fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended, $2 per night
Information: (530) 283-0256

Reservations accepted Late May through mid-September
Booking Window: See PG&E's Reservation Information below
Maximum trailer/RV length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #42, 43
Fees: $25 per night (pets $2 per night)
Reservations: Haskins Valley Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Haskins Valley Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Campground Map: Haskins Valley Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: 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

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Campground Reservation Information

Beginning February 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

Starting March 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come, first-serve sites.

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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