Plumas-Eureka State Park Campground

Plumas County


Plumas Eureka State Park


Campground at Plumas Eureka State Park

Upper Jamison Creek Campground
Plumas Eureka State Park

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/li>
  • 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, not in vehicles
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Upper Jamison Creek Campground

Plumas-Eureka State Park's Upper Jamison Creek Campground is in Plumas County, 5 miles southwest of Blairsden and Graeagle. Visitors to Plumas-Eureka State Park learn about the gold mining history of the area. Historic buildings and a museum are the focal points of the park. While at the park campers enjoy fishing in nearby streams and hiking in the quiet forests to destinations such as Eureka Lake. The campground makes a great base from which to explore the Middle Fork of the Feather River and the Graeagle area.

Upper Jamison Creek Campground has 60 campsites. Of those 41 can accommodate tents and small RVs and trailers. Nineteen sites are designated as tent-only. They also have a Camp Lisa Group Tent-Only Site. Reservations are released in one month blocks on the first of each month, 7 months in advance.

Campground Basics
Location: County Road A-14, 5 miles west of Blairsden
Elevation: 5,140 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 155 miles, 2:40
Oroville - 101 miles, 2:05
Number of Sites: 60
Open - Closed: Late May through early October
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Plumas-Eureka State Park: (530) 836-2380

Reservations
Reservations available Late May through Labor Day, otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date.
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet/24 feet
Accessible Sites: #9, 12, 20, 39
Fees: $35 per night
Reservations: Plumas-Eureka State Park Camping Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Plumas-Eureka State Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Mining History Museum, Mohawk Stamp Mill, historic buildings, hiking trails, Jamison Creek fishing, nearby Pacific Crest Trail

Gold mining stamp mill at Plumas Eureka State Park

Mohawk Stamp Mill

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 Recreation.gov when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Plumas Eureka State Park Campground Map,  CA

Camp Lisa Group Site

Closed for the 2017 season due to construction.

Camp Lisa Group Site is designated for for groups which include those with disabilities. The site can accommodate between 9 and 50 people along with 10 vehicles. It is a tent-only camping area. Check in at Museum (Hours 8am-4pm). Check-in time is 4:00 PM; checkout time is 10:00 AM. Camp Lisa access road is narrow, winding, roughly graded dirt. Campsites are accessible by foot or wheelchair only. This site is disabled accessible, but not limited to people with disabilities. Youth groups require at least one adult for every fifteen juveniles, (under age 18).
Note: Because there are several contradictions on the reservations website, you may want to call the park to clarify your reservation. (530) 836-2380
Fee: $225
Reservations: Plumas-Eureka SP Campground Reservations

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