Redfeather Campground

Little Grass Valley Reservoir

Little Grass Valley Reservoir

Redfeather Campground, Little Grass Valley Reservoir, Plumas National Forest

Redfeather Campground

Little Grass Valley Reservoir
Attractions and Activities

Little Grass Valley Reservoir is a 1,600-acre lake set at 5,000 feet in the Plumas National Forest east of Oroville. Visitors to the lake and the surrounding area have many opportunities for recreation.

  • Boating, water skiing, and fishing on Little Grass Valley Reservoir
  • Hike or horseback ride on the Pacific Crest Trail or the 13-mile Lakeshore Trail around the lake (mountain bikers can use the Lakeshore Trail)
  • Wheel-chair accessible fishing ramp by the dam
  • Two swim beaches
  • Campfire programs at several campgrounds
  • Explore nearby historic gold mining towns
  • Hike to the summit of Bald Mountain

Key Campground Regulations

  1. There is a limit of 1 wheeled camper and 2 tents per camp pad.
  2. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  4. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Redfeather Campground

Redfeather Campground sits on the eastern shore of Little Grass Valley Reservoir in the Plumas National Forest. Visitors to the campground enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, and hiking. Several mountain roads lead to the remote reservoir - (1) Highway 162 and Forbestown Road out of Oroville, (2) County Road 21 off Highway 20 near Marysville.

Redfeather Campground's 59 campsites are set in a forest of pines and firs. Several campsites are described as lakefront. All the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Campground Basics
Location: northeast shore of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, 68 miles northeast of Marysville
Elevation: 5,100 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Marysville - 68 miles, 1:47
Oroville - 54 miles, 1:44 (via Hwy 162 and Forbestown Rd.)
Number of Sites: 59
Open - Closed: Late May through early October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Feather River Ranger District: (530) 534-6500

Reservations available: whenever campground is open.
First come, first served for unreserved sites
Booking Window: from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but restrooms are accessible
Fees: $23 per night
Lakefront sites $25
Reservations: Redfeather Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Redfeather Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Area Map: Little Grass Valley Reservoir Map
Nearby attractions: Lakeshore Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Maidu Boat Launch Ramp, Blue Water Beach Day Use Area, boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, swim beaches, horseback riding, mountain biking

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 when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. First come, first serve sites may be available at campgrounds with reservations if sites have not been reserved. Campers without reservations may have to move after a single night if the campsite becomes reserved.

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

Red Feather Campground Map, Little Grass Valley Reservoir, CA

map of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, CA

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