Sundew Campground

Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake

Sundew Campground, Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest

Sundew Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada, the uncrowded Plumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to explore and things to do. Those camped at Sundew Campground are near many interesting places in the National Forest.

  • Hike in the scenic Bucks Lake Wilderness.
  • Hike portions of the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Horseback ride in Deanes Valley or Lakes Basin.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sundew Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Confine campfires to the provided fire pits.
  3. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
  4. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times.

Sundew Campground

Sundew Campground rests on the northwest shore of Bucks Lake in the Plumas National Forest. Visitors at the campground enjoy fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and boating. A boat launch ramp is nearby at Sandy Point. A lakeside beach there makes for great swimming. The campground gets its name from the spectacular sunrises as golden morning light spreads over the lake.

The 19 campsites at Sundew Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The sites are well shaded by trees. Boats can be moored along the shore close to the campsites.

Sundew Campground Basics
Sundew Campground Location: 20 miles west of Quincy on Bucks Lake Rd. and then Bucks Lake Dam Rd.
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy,- 48 miles, 1:19
Number of Sites: 19
Open - Closed: Mid-May through September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Mt. Hough Ranger District: (530) 283-0555

No Reservations first-come, first-served
Maximum trailer/RV length: 35 feet
Accessible Sites: #21
Fees: $25 per night
Check-in, check-out: anytime, check-out Noon

Sundew Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Bucks Lake Map: Bucks Lake Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Sundew Campground: Sandy Point Day-use Area, Bucks Lake with water skiing, fishing and swimming; Lower Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Lodge with a bar, restaurant, and store; Lakeshore Resort; bicycling, hiking, hunting, OHV

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 campground area.

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.

Sundew Campground map, Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest

Sundew Campground Map

map of Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest, CA

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