Spanish Creek Campground

Plumas National Forest


Spanish Creek Swimming Hole


Spanish Creek Campground,  Plumas National Forest

Spanish 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.

Spanish Creek Campground

Spanish Creek Campground is located in the Plumas National Forest, 8 miles north of Quincy. The campground loops are on a crook in Spanish Creek. A half mile downstream Spanish Creek empties into the North Fork of the Feather River. Visitors to the campground enjoy a nearby swimming hole on hot days and fishing for rainbow trout in the creek and river.

Spanish Creek Campground has 21 sites, all of which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the sites are located on an upper loop a short distance from the creek, others are along the creek. A day-use area is part of the campground adjacent to the swimming hole.

Campground Basics
Location: 8 miles north of Quincy on Highway 70
Elevation: 3,100 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 70 miles, 1:31
Number of Sites: 21
Open - Closed: Late May through early September
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
Reservations accepted Late May through early September
Booking Window: from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Spanish Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Spanish Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill, lantern post; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Butterfly Valley Botanical Area with its insect-eating plants, historic Greenville, Quincy, Lake Almanor, Round Valley Reservoir

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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