Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.
ALERT - SUMMER OF 2014 : Black Butte Lake provides flood control and irrigation water to adjacent communities. Water levels may fluctuate; in general, higher levels in spring and early summer and lower levels in late summer and into the fall. As of August 18, water levels are around 35% of capacity. Buckhorn and Eagle Pass boat ramps are open. Orland Buttes boat ramp is restricted and may be dry before Labor Day. Orland Buttes campers may choose to launch at Eagle Pass or camp at Buckhorn. For additional information about current conditions, please contact the Black Butte Lake Park Office at 530-865-4781.

BUCKHORN, CA

Buckhorn Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 30 minutes south of Red Bluff. The lake is a popular meeting place for water sports enthusiasts, so bring family and friends for an incredibly scenic getaway.Black Butte Lake...
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  • There are no electric/water/sewer hookups
  • No fireworks allowed
  • No off-road vehicles
  • Entrance gates close at 10 pm from April 1 through Sept. 30th. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am.
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    ** 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

    Buckhorn Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 30 minutes south of Red Bluff.

    The lake is a popular meeting place for water sports enthusiasts, so bring family and friends for an incredibly scenic getaway.

    Natural Features:

    Black Butte Lake was formed in 1963 with the completion of the Black Butte Dam on Stony Creek.

    The lake's surface area measures 4,460 acres when water levels are high. Black basalt buttes and blue oak woodland hug the lake's 40 miles of shoreline.

    Recreation:

    Find excitement with wake boarding and sailing or explore the shoreline's 13 miles of fitness trails for hiking, running and biking.

    Black Butte is renowned for its warm-water fishing, including catches such as green sunfish and channel catfish to large and smallmouth bass.

    Facilities:

    Buckhorn has 93 campsites, including a group campground and five walk-in sites. Conveniences include showers, a modern boat ramp complex, two playgrounds and shoreline access. No sites have electric or water hookups. The area is open year-round.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Horeseback riders can make use of the horse trails at Grizzly Flat and Burris Creek. Drive east to visit the Mendocino National Forest.

    Booking Window

    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Oct 03 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Oct 03 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 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 Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Walk In Thu Oct 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Biking
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Fish Cleaning Stations
    • Fishing
    • Group Camping
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Playground
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
    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
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    WALK TO $20.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $175.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    WALK TO N/A
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $175.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    WALK TO N/A
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $175.00
    Walk In Season
    Oct 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    WALK TO N/A
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $175.00

    *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):
    39.8121, -122.36684
    39°48'44"N, 122°22'1"W

    From Interstate 5, take the Black Butte Lake exit at Orland, CA. Travel west on County Road 200/Newville Road for 14 miles. Turn left on Buckhorn Road and enter the Buckhorn Recreation area.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    BUCKHORN
    19225 NEWVILLE ROAD
    ORLAND  CA  95963-8901

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)865-4781
    Additional Information