Lightning Tree Campground
Lightning Tree Campground sits on the east shore of Lake Davis in the Plumas National Forest. Five-mile-long Lake Davis is well-known for its great trout fishing. Several years ago invasive pike had to be eradicated from the lake before rainbow trout could be re-populated. Today the trout population is thriving.
The Lake Davis Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation, including camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Waterskiing and jet skis are not permitted in the lake. Boaters are cautious of high winds out on the lake that can come up suddenly.
Lightning Tree Campground has 40 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Half of the campsites are doubles. The campground is well shaded by trees, however privacy is limited by a lack of understory, which is comprised of grass and sagebrush. Many sites may be reserved ahead of time, while others are offered only as first-come, first-served sites. Many site reservations are non-specific, meaning that a specific site will be assigned upon arrival. About 40 overflow campsites are available near the boat ramp and at Mallard Cove.
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 from the local area of the campground.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate