Strawberry Campground

Sly Creek Reservoir


Sly Creek Reservoir


Strawberry Campground, Sly Creek Reservoir, Plumas National Forest

Strawberry 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.

  • Spend the day at Plumas Eureka State Park
  • 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. 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.

Strawberry Campground

Strawberry Campground sits at the eastern end of Sly Creek Reservoir, set back among the trees in the Plumas National Forest. The campground is operated by South Feather Water & Power. The reservoir is known for its sparkling, turquoise water. Visitors enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing. Paddlers in canoes and kayaks are especially drawn to this lake. There is a 5 MPH speed limit on the Strawberry branch of the reservoir.

Strawberry Campground has 17 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. The sites are very well spaced and are surrounded by lush foliage, offering plenty of privacy. All sites are first-come, first served. Some visitors find the hand-pumped water at the campground distasteful due to its high mineral content. Consequently, they choose to bring their own water.

Campground Basics
Location: east shore of Sly Creek Reservoir, 40 miles east of Oroville
Elevation: 3,600 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Marysville - 50 miles, 1:13
Oroville - 40 miles, 1:10 (via Hwy 162 and Forbestown Rd.)
Number of Sites: 17
Open - Closed: Early May through early October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
South Feather Water & Power: (530) 534-1221 ext 215

Reservations
No Reservations: first come, first served
Maximum trailer/RV length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but accessible features
Fees: $20
Check-in, check-out: anytime, Noon

Strawberry Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Area Map: Sly Creek Reservoir Map
Nearby attractions: Car-top boat launch near campground, Mooreville Boat Launch Ramp near dam, fish-cleaning stations nearby, boating, fishing, swimming, Lost Creek Reservoir

Strawberry Campground, Sly Creek Reservoir, Plumas National Forest

Strawberry Campground

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. 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 in 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

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