Mill Creek Campground

Bucks Lake


Bucks Lake


Mill Creek Campground, Bucks lake, Plumas National Forest

Mill Creek 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.

Mill Creek Campground

Mill Creek Campground is on the northern arm of Bucks Lake where Mill Creek feeds into the lake. When lake levels are high the campground has pretty views of the lake and easy access to shoreline fishing. Sandy Point Day-use Area with a boat launch ramp is less than a mile to the south.

Mill Creek Campground has 10 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Some sites are lakefront. Many are narrow pull-out sites best suited for RVs or trailers. Boats can be moored along the shore close to campsites.

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,- 55 miles, 1:25
Number of Sites: 10
Open - Closed: Mid-May through 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
No Reservations first-come, first-served
Maximum trailer/RV length: 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Check-in, check-out: anytime, check-out Noon

Mill Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Bucks Lake Map: Bucks Lake Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
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

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

Mill Creek Cove, Bucks lake, Plumas National Forest

Mill Creek Cove

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