CHILCOOT, CA

Chilcoot Campground is one of five campgrounds in the popular Frenchman Lake Recreation Area of northern California's Plumas National Forest. The campground is far enough away from the lake that visitors can experience the serene sense of solitude that the remote mountain setting...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is not the same campground as Chilkoot in the Sierra National Forest
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted in the campground
  • Additional fees apply for pets on a per-day basis
  • Additional fees apply for extra vehicles and use of the boat ramp
  • A variety of wildlife live in this area, including black bears. Before making a reservation, become aware of bear safety.
  • Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.centerforwildlifeinformation.org/BeBearAware/Hiking_and_Camping/hiking_and_camping.html
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA CHILCOOT TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 40
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    AREA CHILCOOT TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 40
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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA CHILCOOT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 35 Back-In
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Chilcoot Campground is one of five campgrounds in the popular Frenchman Lake Recreation Area of northern California's Plumas National Forest. The campground is far enough away from the lake that visitors can experience the serene sense of solitude that the remote mountain setting provides.

    Natural Features:

    The campground stretches along the babbling Last Chance Creek, an alpine freshwater stream that flows directly into the Frenchman Lake.

    Chilcoot sits at an elevation of 5,100 feet, and alder, cottonwood and pine trees provide ample shade, with sagebrush dotting the landscape. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

    Recreation:

    During the summer the campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, biking, picnicking and hunting. The nearby lake provides ample opportunities for swimming, boating, water skiing and jet skiing.

    Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Off-road vehicle trails in the area also offer recreation.

    Facilities:

    The campground provides multiple single-family campsites. Several sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is open for tent and RV camping, although some sites are only equipped to handle tents.

    Tables and campfire rings with grills are provided at each site. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Frenchman Lake is less than three miles from the campground, where a boat ramp is available.

    Booking Window
    Sun Oct 05 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Walk In Sat Sep 06 2014 Thu Oct 02 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Sites
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Drinking Water
    • Firewood
    • Trash Collection
    Within 10 Miles
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Dump Station
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Walk In Season
    Sep 06 2014 -
    Oct 02 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.86556, -120.16611
    39°51'56"N, 120°9'58"W

    From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395. Merge onto Highway 70 west and continue 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue 5 miles to the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CHILCOOT
    THOUSAND TRAILS MGMT PO BOX 10
    CHILCOOT  CA  96105

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (530)258-7606