Whitehorse Campground

Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake

Whitehorse Campground, Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest

Whitehorse Campground

Plumas National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the scenic Plumas National Forest is filled with wonderful places to visit and things to do. Campers at Whitehorse Campground enjoy the tranquility of a secluded site while still being close to many of the National Forest's attractions.

  • Hike in the beautiful 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.
  • 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.

Key Whitehorse Campground Regulations

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

Whitehorse Campground

Whitehorse Campground is along Bucks Creek in the Plumas National Forest, less than a mile from Bucks Lake. Visitors at the campground enjoy a quiet setting within easy driving distance of the main concessions on Bucks Lake. Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and boating are popular. The campground connects to Bucks Lake Loop Trail.

The 19 campsites at Whitehorse Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The sites are well separated and shaded by mature trees.

Whitehorse Campground Basics
Whitehorse Campground Location: 14½ miles west of Quincy on Bucks Lake Road
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: From Oroville via Oroville-Quincy Hwy,- 53 miles, 1:25
Number of Sites: 19
Open - Closed: June 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

Reservations for Whitehorse Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open
Booking Window: from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival
Maximum trailer/RV length: 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Whitehorse Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

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

map of Bucks Lake, Plumas National Forest, CA

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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