Lower Bucks Campground

Lower Bucks Lake

Lower Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake sign, Plumas National Forest, CA

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.

Lower Bucks Campground

Lower Bucks Campground is along the north shore of Lower Bucks Lake, just downstream from the much larger Bucks Lake. Campers who seek out the lower lake find a more secluded camping area on the shore of a pretty little lake. Fishing and boating are popular, along with swimming, hiking and mountain biking. The Sandy Point day use area and boat ramp at Bucks Lake are a little more than 2 miles away.

Lower Bucks Campground has 7 lakeside sites. The campsites are well separated along the shore. A Boy Scout camp is located nearby. The Scout camp is often rented to other youth and church groups.

Campground Basics
Location: ½-mile off Bucklin Rd. at the northwest corner of Bucks Lake
Elevation: 5,035 feet
Mileage from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy. - 32 miles
Quincy - 17 miles
Number of Sites: 7
Open - Closed: May 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: 26 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out Noon

Lower Bucks Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Bucks Lake Map: Bucks Lake Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Lower Bucks Lake with boating, fishing, and swimming. Bucks Lake with water skiing, fishing and swimming; 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. At some campgrounds campers may use these sites if all others have been filled.


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