Snake Lake Campground
Snake Lake Campground is in the Plumas National Forest, 8 miles northwest of Quincy. The turnoff from Bucks Lake Road to Snake Lake (5 miles west of Quincy) is not marked. Look for a green steel-truss bridge - that's the road.
The shallow waters of mile-long Snake Lake have been popular with anglers going after bluegills, bass, and catfish, but in 2015 the lake was completely overgrown by waterplants. There is a 5-HP motor limit for boats on the lake. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing, bike riding, horseback riding, and OHV.
The 17 campsites at Snake Lake are open year-round, but in the winter there are no restrooms, water, or garbage service. Year-round there is no potable water. Campfire permits are required when campfires are allowed. Equestrian Campsites are available at the campground.
Snake Lake Equestrian Campsites
Eight very nice campsites at Snake Lake have corrals and other facilities. Horses are allowed overnight in equestrian campsites only. Watering horses at lake edge is prohibited for safety reasons. Water may be bucketed for horses at the spillway. Remove or scatter manure from the corrals and campsites. Please use "weed-seed-free-feed" or pellets for horses.
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.
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.