Hutchins Group Campground

Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake

Hutchins Group Campground, Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest

Hutchins Group 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.

Hutchins Group Campground

Hutchins Group Campground is on the northwest side of Bucks Lake in the Plumas National Forest. Visitors at the campground enjoy fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and boating. A boat launch ramp is nearby at Sandy Point. A lakeside beach there makes for great swimming.

Three group sites at Hutchins Group Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Each site holds up to 25 people. The campground is among the trees, a short distance from the lake. Reservations are required.

Campground Basics
Location: 20 miles west of Quincy on Bucks Lake Rd. and then Bucks Lake Dam Rd.
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy,- 49 miles, 1:21
Number of Sites: 3
Open - Closed: Mid-May through early September
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 8 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Mt. Hough Ranger District: (530) 283-0555

Reservations required whenever campground is open
Maximum trailer/RV length: 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Some facilities are accessible
Fees: $75 per night
Reservations: Hutchins Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Hutchins Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Bucks Lake Map: Bucks Lake 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

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 area of the campground.

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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