Long Point Campground

Antelope Lake

Antelope Lake

Long Point Campground, Antelope Lake, Plumas National Forest

Long Point Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada south of the Cascade Range, uncrowded Plumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to visit and things to do. Campers at Long Point Campground have all of beautiful Antelope Lake to explore as well as many other attractions in the National Forest.

  • 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 Long Point Campground Regulations

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

Long Point Campground

Long Point Campground is on the south shore of Antelope Lake in the Plumas National Forest. The campground is on a peninsula, about 2½ miles from Lost Cove Boat Ramp. Antelope Lake hosts a variety of water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, and water skiing. Fishing is popular in the coves around the lake, especially for rainbow and brown trout. Along the south side of the campground shallow water provides a popular area for small kids to wade under the watchful eyes of adults. On the northern side of the campground, the water is deeper. Many campers moor their boats near their campsites.

Long Point Campground has 38 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Eleven sites are available for reservations, while the remainder are kept open for first-come, first-served campers. A few double sites are available. Some premium sites are lake-front. Pine and fir trees provide good shade. Long Point also has 4 Group Campsites.

Long Point Campground Basics
Long Point 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: 38
Open - Closed: Late 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 Long Point Campground
Reservations available for some sites whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 35 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, some restrooms are accessible
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Long Point Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Long Point Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Campground Map: Long Point Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Long Point Campground: Boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, Lost Cove Boat Ramp, boat rentals from Antelope Lake Store, campfire programs, mountain biking, trail to Sunset Point, store 5 miles away at Boulder Creek/Lone Rock campgrounds

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.

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.

Long Point Group Campground, Antelope Lake, Plumas National Forest

Long Point Group Campground, Site #2

Long Point Group Campsites

Long Point Group Campground is off the access road to Long Point Campground. At the group campground are 4 campsites for groups up to 25 people for camping with RVs, trailers, and tents. The maximum vehicle length is 20 feet. Each campsite has space for up to 8 vehicles. The sites are rather close together. What appears to be a common area in the center with firepit and tables is situated close to the restrooms and may not be the most fragrant gathering place.
Fee: $75 per night
Reservations: Long Point Group Campground Reservations

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